Agate formerly was subtitled It's a chat in the program name. So that the function of the freeware would already described extensively. The little helpers do their work on client-server basis, any computer can act as a distributor. In addition, agate acts as a Java application, making it suitable for use on all Java-enabled computers. Agate scores less by sophisticated technology and optical bells and whistles as smiley face. In return, the communicator can be set up in a very simple way.