AOL Desktop

AOL Desktop

Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 111 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.7
  • Total Downloads:
    456,500
  • Date Added:
    December 21, 2011
  • File Size:
    208.08KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,146
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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  • Current Version

    2.6

    out of 10 votes

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  • All Versions

    2.0

    out of 111 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 18
    • 1 star 61
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  • 1 stars

    "simply pathetic..AOL should be sued"

    August 03, 2014   |   By ali20142323424

    Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

    Pros

    NONE WHAT SO EVER

    Cons

    AOL desktop is the worst app ever...it will slow down your computer...I have one of the fastest machines out there but AOL really takes up all its resources and slows down my machine like anything...and the worst thing is that AOL keeps crashing and then restarts on its own...its a memory hog app....it will eventually kill your computer by taking up all its resources....STAY AWAY FROM AOL...ITS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE 10 YEARS AGO.....GOODBYE AOL

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  • 1 stars

    "Unstable under Win 8.1"

    June 18, 2014   |   By richardschurman

    Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

    Pros

    Familiar user interface. Have had an AOL account since ver 2 (25 yrs or so). This current interface has not undergone any significant changes in presentation so users will find it easy to navigate. Self-recovers from app failures (frequent). Can archive e-mail locally for preservation.

    Cons

    I am running a Vaio Core i7 using Windows 8.1. I have been using this AOL 9.7 desktop for a few weeks now because it offers an email preservation exported to a local file BUT I have also had constant problems with slow response (I suspect due to all the ad crap they shove at you now) AND more importantly - the app will lock up frequently and restart itself with an AOL popup. The "Details" are not too revealing. It is unstable BUT is self-recovering.

    Summary

    Really do not see much in AOL 9.7 to get excited about and the instability under Win 8 has forced me to use a brwoser and go direct to AOL Mail rather than use the desktop for anything but saving a local archive. Pretty pathetic with all the hoopla they tout on rollout. If they focused on the user like the days under Steve Case then they could regain their stature of old. AOL is just another mediocre provider these days. Sad and pathetic

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  • 5 stars

    "Worked perfectly for me"

    February 23, 2014   |   By Leonard2552

    Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

    Pros

    The new browser aspect was welcomed and allowed me to communicate fully.

    Cons

    None that I experienced

    Summary

    I am on dial up and have used version 9.0 VR. The download and installation did take awile to complete. The features all worked well and I am so pleased. Just follow the instructions exactly and you will have no problems.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 9.7
  • We've streamlined the installer, giving it a new look, improved messaging, and helpful tips.
  • We updated search, providing a super clean experience and convenient auto-complete functionality.
  • Browser performance has been improved, making it easier to access your favorite destinations, such as Facebook and Pandora.
  • Outdated links within the Toolbar and Menu have been updated.
  • We fixed an issue with Mail where if you have an extremely large inbox, your Mailbox would perform poorly.
  • General
    Publisher AOL
    Publisher web site http://www.aol.com/
    Release Date December 15, 2011
    Date Added December 21, 2011
    Version 9.7
    Category
    Category Networking Software
    Subcategory Network Management Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 208.08KB
    File Name AOL_Desktop_9.7.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 456,500
    Downloads Last Week 1,146
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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