Digsby

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 163 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    build 70 (beta)
  • Total Downloads:
    694,429
  • Date Added:
    October 05, 2009
  • File Size:
    18.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    270
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 3.x/95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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 other popular chat programs, such as AIM. With a skinny rectangular box running along the side of your computer, a prompt to add accounts helps you 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.

Single-click or mouse-over the name of the person you want to chat with to access IM options, including SMS, e-mail, and file transfer. Double-click to initiate an IM chat, while the context menu offers those options as well as buddy-specific history logs. The e-mail service will open your default e-mail client, although you can preview your Webmail in-box through the Digsby contact list. Facebook users can update their feeds, check their friends' feeds, and get full feed streams in Digsby, and the program now supports MySpace IM, as well. If you have a lot of IM accounts to keep in one place, this freeware tool can help keep you organized.

Users should be aware that Digsby now calls out all of its bundleware during the installation process, so install with caution if you don't want the Ask.com toolbar or the grid computing protocol. This is a marked improvement from when Digsby only allowed opting out after the program was installed, so we're more comfortable recommending the program once again.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 7 votes

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    out of 163 votes

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    • 4 star 44
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 10
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3 stars

"Good Product but missing some possible features"

November 06, 2009  |  By GotFuzz

 |  Version: Digsby build 70 (beta)

Pros

Quick and easy view of facebook and twitter

Cons

Could use Skype and RSS integration

Summary

Not a bad product, it'll be interesting to see where this goes.

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3 stars

"Loved it before, trying it again"

November 03, 2009  |  By UncleBubby

 |  Version: Digsby build 70 (beta)

Pros

decent IM client, great Twitter client, only Facebook chat client I like

Cons

Had problems with my companies Web Defense product before - causing system lock-ups until I uninstalled it. After an unhappy attempt with Trillian, I am trying it again after verifying that all the adware is off.

Summary

I will up my rating to 5 stars if this works without locking up my machine again. I was bummed when I had to uninstall it before.

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5 stars

"Best. IM Client. Ever."

October 27, 2009  |  By isacdan

 |  Version: Digsby build 70 (beta)

Pros

You can't be buzzed in Yahoo!
You can send emails directly from Digsby.
Digsby is for IM clients what Firefox is for web browsers.

Cons

You can't buzz others in Yahoo!
No conference mode... yet.
No *nix versions... yet.
No photosharing.
No animated avatars.

Summary

Digsby is the best IM client out there. It integrates perfectly email, IM and social networking.

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5 stars

"Easy to use"

October 19, 2009  |  By Zagig

 |  Version: Digsby build 70 (beta)

Pros

able to use multiple accounts on the mail and im systems that I use

Cons

hard to change profile details for the various im programs

Summary

I use this almost every time I'm online for easy access to hotmail and facebook, as well as seeing whick of my friends is online that I would like to talk to. Excellent program, well supported, good interface

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4 stars

"Well done!"

October 08, 2009  |  By write_mark

 |  Version: Digsby build 70 (beta)

Pros

Works great. Much improved from original release.

Cons

Can't think of any. Great product.

Summary

Go for it. they have caught up with Trillian.

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3 stars

"Tries to be all in one but falls short of it"

October 07, 2009  |  By linusr

 |  Version: Digsby build 70 (beta)

Pros

Facebook & Twitter support
Mail notifications

Cons

Crashes too often on Windows 7
No native look & feel, though default windows 'live' skin better
No support for sametime
Listening to music status will have digsby link

Summary

If it has sametime support and crashes on windows 7 is fixed, it could be default IM client. And better windows 7 integration will be a nice to have feature. As of now pidgin does the job

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5 stars

"Excellent All-In-One Client"

October 05, 2009  |  By GalaxyFox

 |  Version: Digsby build 70 (beta)

Pros

-IM+Email+Social Networking. The best integration I've found so far.
-Email actions right from Digsby (Archive, Mark as Spam, Delete, etc...)
-Comment/Like Facebook messages and View Facebook Photo Albums
-Skins and Themes
-All synchronized online

Cons

-Composing an email directly in the Digsby window adds a Sent Via Digsby signature automatically and can't be removed.
-Install module (Plura Processing) does not provide a Privacy Policy.

Summary

Digsby is an excellent multi-protocol chat client that I urge all users to try especially over single protocol clients like AIM. Digsby is ad free and it has decided to remove InstallIQ and make the research module clearer.

I have tried many multi-protocol clients and Digsby by far has the best integration with emailing and social networking. Yes, its interface might not look as sleek as Trillian Astra but personally, I like its features a lot better.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version build 70 (beta)
Build 70 introduces a lot of usability enhancements to the new Twitter implementation that went live a few builds ago along with numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements.
General
Publisher dotSyntax
Publisher web site http://www.digsby.com/
Release Date September 28, 2009
Date Added October 05, 2009
Version build 70 (beta)
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.x, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 18.26MB
File Name digsby_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 694,429
Downloads Last Week 270
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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