AOL Desktop

AOL Desktop

Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 113 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.7
  • Total Downloads:
    485,791
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 21, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

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  • Current Version

    1.8

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    2.0

    out of 113 votes

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    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 18
    • 1 star 63
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1 stars

"Terrible!!"

December 06, 2014  |  By 1Chris

 |  Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

Pros

Once in a great while it works

Cons

This has nearly consistently been the worst piece of garbage on the Internet for 15 - yes, fifteen years. Un friggin believable!

Summary

aol is the absolute worst piec of garbage...how can the possibly stay in business?!?

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1 stars

"Bye Bye AOL"

October 21, 2014  |  By jersey101

 |  Version: AOL Desktop 9.7

Pros

None at all.

Cons

An internet Model T

Summary

9.7 is a disaster. I have not been able to get an explanation from AOL about the constant freezing (not responding) or the inability to easily open AOL mail. They had no solution but when asked they gave me a link to reinstall 9.6. ---- True to form the link did not work !!!!!!

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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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What's new in version 9.7
  • An all-new browser with improved speed and performance.
  • Lots of new menu item choices, clearly categorized and automatically updated, making it easier for you to find and get to all your favorite sites.
  • General
    Publisher AOL
    Publisher web site http://www.aol.com/
    Release Date September 20, 2013
    Date Added February 21, 2014
    Version 9.7
    Category
    Category Networking Software
    Subcategory Network Management Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 208.08KB
    File Name AOL_Desktop_9.7.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 485,791
    Downloads Last Week 1,225
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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