AOL Desktop

AOL Desktop

Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 112 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

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    2.0

    out of 112 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 18
    • 1 star 62
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4 stars

"Not the same pos it used to be."

August 18, 2013  |  By thebamabumrush

 |  Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

Pros

It is 90% of the time faster than IE. You can use thunderbird or outlook to get your aol mail. You can set a childs account and homepage to be kid friendly. Some of their new features are quite useful. If you want a paid service they have plans from $5 and up per month. You can sync all your social networks in lifestream. All in all it's better now than it ever has been. I just thought I would see how crappy the product has become but I was surprised.

Cons

If any of you are like me when your trolling news articles you don't have a lot of time to correct your own spelling or grammar errors. The AOL desktop only checks spelling in mail not for what you post on the web. If you play any online games then open firefox because AOL just cannot keep up, although it's better at it than IE. AOL is not exactly security central so if you go to dubious websites then do that in another browser. Also I wish it did not depend on IE to run. It would be nice if diffrent users using the same computer could store their sign ins seperatly. If another user goes to Yahoo under their name and you were the last person to go to yahoo then it's your yahoo they open.

Summary

It's faster than previous versions with less hangups. The extras like lifestream actually work like they are supposed to in this version. For general web use it's great.

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1 stars

"doesn't work"

March 12, 2013  |  By hj2

 |  Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

Pros

No pros because I cannot get it to work

Cons

Installed multiple times and still does NOTHING when I click on the Destop 9.7 icon

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3 stars

"Aol is still a solid internet service"

March 10, 2013  |  By brascogames

 |  Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

Pros

AOL 9.7 Nice graphics colors etc, unique email features. AIM . Best desktop on the market.Yuo can check how many new messages you got in 7 different emails at once all you need is one click,if you got a contract with them -> aol router.

Cons

You have to reinstall it every 8 months.

Summary

I have been with AOL since 2001. they are not anymore on top of the list, but the service is still consistent.
First time installation READ carefully:
1) save aol 9.7 on a disk
2) install it from a disk disabling your antivirus.

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4 stars

"Colorfull!"

April 28, 2012  |  By magicboo2u

 |  Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

Pros

Fast and very micky mouse easy!

Cons

Cant seem to get pages to stay full page

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2 stars

"Takes over the computer, loads slowly, crashes..oops!"

April 13, 2012  |  By rabiprieta

 |  Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

Pros

Been with AOL since the beginning and too much trouble to change provider at this point. Easy to use when working well in previous versions.

Cons

Takes up too many KB when loaded and doesn't play well with other programs.

Summary

Strongly considering switching providers after all the years of using it.

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2 stars

"Stay away from 9.7"

January 01, 2012  |  By GivinUpAlready

 |  Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

Pros

so far its Pro free

Cons

seems to me im having trouble with my email, i went to look at the 2012 movie reviews on aol''s welcome (home) screen and the page came up (after waiting) longer than usual and it was all code. reloaded and got some pictures and the rest, yep, all code..

Summary

not much to say, maybe the released it to early, still got some buggies to work out..

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5 stars

"I love AOL's Desktop format."

January 01, 2012  |  By tips2u2

 |  Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

Pros

Very easy to understand.

Cons

It could be a bit easier to navigate thru the help content

Summary

I highly recommend this version

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3 stars

"Major Improvement !!"

December 31, 2011

 |  Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

Pros

Screen display much improved.

Cons

Help on Options still difficult to navigate.

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1 stars

"Don't like the email"

December 30, 2011  |  By dsteverson

 |  Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

Pros

Like the content.

Cons

The email reading area is far to small.

Summary

Would probably use it it the email on AOL was a more like Yahoo as far as the reading area being much larger...

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1 stars

"I would not recommend 9.7."

December 26, 2011  |  By rljarbeau

 |  Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

Pros

no pros for this.

Cons

It conflicts with my program. I'm uninstalling and putting back the 9.6. This one sucks.

Summary

Its slowing my computer down. I Do Not recommend.

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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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