Digsby

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 163 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    build 60 (beta)
  • Total Downloads:
    694,429
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 24, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    18.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    270
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #35 in Chat

Editors' Note: 6/24/09-This was updated to build 60 (beta)-dolcourtj.

Editors' Review

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With so many ways to network and socialize online, you may find it difficult to keep track of everything. Digsby promises to help keep chat, e-mail, and social networking conversations in one convenient place, but it didn't work exactly as we expected.

This freeware program looks a great deal like popular chat programs, such as AIM. With a skinny rectangular box running along the side of your computer you can simply click the prompt to add accounts to get started. From here you will find a menu of seven different IM programs to choose from, six different e-mail programs, and four different social networking sites. When selected, each simply asks for your log-in and password and connects to the system. Your various programs are displayed, with IM buddy icons separate from e-mail and social networking e-mails.

Users simply click on the name of the person they want to chat with and they can use Digsby exactly as they would any chat program. However, if the user wants to check e-mails, they will be taken to their Web browser and directly to their e-mail service. If you could write and check e-mails directly from Digsby, we'd be much happier with this download. That being said, if you have a lot of IM accounts to keep in one place, this freeware tool can help keep you organized.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 163 votes

    • 5 star 76
    • 4 star 44
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 20
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1 stars

"Sweet interface, slimy execution"

August 04, 2009  |  By caseyallen

 |  Version: Digsby build 60 (beta)

Pros

The concept and free-ness is cool. There's nothing like it out there. Meebo and Pidgin aren't quite there.

Cons

Unfortunately, most people that install this nightmare of a bot have no idea of the hidden things they really got themselves into. It's bad. Really bad.

Summary

Downloaded July 26, 09

I uninstalled one hour later. More on why in part 3 below.

1. The least offensive thing Digsby does is hijack your firefox search engine function. You'll find (even without opting in) a "Digsby Search with Google" in your search engine box, top right. Mildly arrogant of them, but tolerable. So I uninstalled the search engine using "Manage Search Engines".

And, like Freddy, it's back. Unbelievable. The entire Digsby program is uninstalled off my computer at this point, but it's firmly implanted itself in my search plugins and won't go away. I have to do some tricky research and work to rid it. Thirty minutes down the drain.

2. When I uninstalled using Revo, it found 3529 found items. If this means nothing to you, let me assure you its an asinine amount. From the size and function of the program, I would expect 10% of that. Something is certainly worrisome here. This thing has long and ridiculously numbered tentacles.

3. And here it is. The Terms of Service. The thing nobody reads but me. The short version? "We're going to hijack your computer, use your memory and processing, and make you part of a cloud network. This Pidgin on steroids is just our way into your computer." It actually states, if you will:

"You agree to permit the Software to use the processing power of your computer when it is idle to run downloaded algorithms (mathematical equations) and code within a process. You understand that when the Software uses your computer, it likewise uses your CPU, bandwidth, and electrical power. The Software will use your computer to solve distributed computing problems, such as but not limited to, accelerating medical research projects, analyzing the stock market, searching the web, and finding the largest known prime number. This functionality is completely optional and you may disable it at any time."

How does it feel to have your computer forced into a cloud network that you didn't know you were signing up for?

Opt ins are not just nice, they're ethical and part of playing fair. It's also part of creating raving users.

You should be raving alright. It's a shame. The program had all kinds of potential...

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5 stars

"This is a frigin good application! Fabulous!"

July 31, 2009

 |  Version: Digsby build 60 (beta)

Pros

Easy to install, easy to configure, easy to navigate your way around and its Free!
Excellent.

Cons

When minimized to system tray, would be nice for a pop up to appear to indicate a message has arrived. Maybe it can do this, I just haven't found out how yet.

Summary

Works lovely on xp home and pro, doesn't seem to interefere with anything else.
Idiot proof. Love it!

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5 stars

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July 25, 2009  |  By tazz_jones

 |  Version: Digsby build 60 (beta)

Pros

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Cons

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5 stars

"Working really well"

July 20, 2009  |  By cbk780

 |  Version: Digsby build 60 (beta)

Pros

It was seamless to install and works really well,

Cons

Does not (yet?) support Skype

Summary

I use AIM, Skype, MS, Google Chat as well as Facebook, LinkedIN and Twitter. This program brings them all together in one window, except for Skype. It's convenient and appears to work flawlessly. File transfers work well, too.

Someone mentioned it was a "resource hog." According to my task manager, on Vista SP2, it takes 51MB resident -- not small but no worse than other programs I am running.

I plan to keep using it.

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4 stars

"superstars"

July 10, 2009  |  By ukuguvin

 |  Version: Digsby build 60 (beta)

Pros

because i need fb chatt in my mobile

Cons

because it tooks a long time

Summary

i like this is a new for my mobile and i dont like because downloading is so confusing

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5 stars

"The ultimate IM / Socisl / Microblogging dashboard"

July 06, 2009  |  By websandman

 |  Version: Digsby build 60 (beta)

Pros

One-stop-shop to keep you up to date on all the leading messengers, facebook, twitter and gmail, all in a cool and friendly interface

Cons

It does not replicate the full feature set of all the IMs, like nudges in MSN and Extras in ICQ, but then again who really needs them? and no other IM-aggregator dows it.

Summary

One-stop-shop to keep you up to date on all the leading messengers, facebook, twitter and gmail, all in a cool and friendly interface, and even the notification pop-ups, which are the pitfall of these all-in-one apps, are pleasant ant not annoying at all in Digsby.
I have had presence online since the first days of ICQ, and naturally over the years I accumulated friends on ICQ, MSN, AIM and Skype, and in recent years also on Facebook and Twitter. And of course, like everyone else, I have Gmail... with Digsby, I have it all coming to me when I need it and in a pleasant interface.

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4 stars

"pretty darn awesome"

July 06, 2009  |  By Natrum

 |  Version: Digsby build 60 (beta)

Pros

help organize

Cons

doesn't have many options for email

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4 stars

"Quite enjoyable"

June 26, 2009  |  By kdivers

 |  Version: Digsby build 60 (beta)

Pros

Does everything I expected it to with ease. Keeps logs, auto-logs in, and all that jazz.

Cons

Seems to be a resource hog, in my opinion. And with my email (Hotmail, to be specific), the status updates can be quite delayed.

Summary

Nice program, but I will stick with Trillian Basic. Anything that is important is tied to my email account, so all the facebook updates, etc will show through the email notification with Trillian.

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5 stars

"Everything you need in an IM program"

June 24, 2009  |  By danameiscody

 |  Version: Digsby build 60 (beta)

Pros

Great email alerts; facebook/twitter alerts. All encompassing product makes it great to stay connected all across the networks without cluttering your computer with too many different programs.

Cons

none I've found so far

Summary

I've read reviews here and there about this product, and people are like "it has viruses, it has spyware..too much spyware". Keep in mind ladies and gents; those complaining are probably those who download this program from a third party site, or torrented a program which is free to begin with....we call these people noobs.

You can obtain a free and clean copy of this program from their website (can't believe I'm saying this, but I have to accommodate technotarded population haha) http://www.digsby.com/download.php

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4 stars

"Best way to stay connected online.."

June 14, 2009  |  By Gdl_kinG

 |  Version: Digsby build 60 (beta)

Pros

Besides being able to login to your basic service like YIM, AIM, ICQ, MSN, and GTalk you can also login to FB Chat and MS Chat, also Twitter.[wow] and slick looking skins.
Bonus Pro: you can send sms to cellphones using YIM or AIM.[awesome]

Cons

It uses a lot of bandwidth and may times loses connection when you have a weak signal like I have at home.

It?s a resource hog.

Summary

Connect through basic chat, voice chat, video chat, Facebook chat or sms and the best part its free.

It?s a hog but if you have the resources to support it then it?s worth it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version build 60 (beta)
Build 60 cuts CPU usage by 50 percent, adds additional features and enhancements.
General
Publisher dotSyntax
Publisher web site http://www.digsby.com/
Release Date June 24, 2009
Date Added June 24, 2009
Version build 60 (beta)
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 3.x, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 18.26MB
File Name digsby_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 694,429
Downloads Last Week 270
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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