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AOL Desktop for Mac 1.7.721 for Mac

by AOL LLC

Avg. Rating 1.7 (198 votes)

File Details

File Size 12.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Mac OS X
Date Added
Total Downloads 1,768
Publisher AOL LLC
Homepage AOL Desktop
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

AOL Desktop integrates email, Web browsing, instant messaging, and other online activities into a single, easy-to-use application, letting you multitask in fewer clicks and fewer hassles. With a sleek, modern interface and convenient new features, it is designed to help make everything you do online faster and easier.

AOL is back for Mac. AOL is reaffirming its commitment to Mac users with the first beta release of a brand new, all-in-one web software, now available for download: AOL Desktop for Mac. The best part, this free new software was developed by Mac users, for Mac users, from the ground up. Your Mac makes your life easy. Make it even easier with the new AOL Desktop for Mac. [email protected] Blog can be found at http://macblog.aol.com.

Latest Reviews

PaceyPimps

PaceyPimps reviewed v1.7.721 on Nov 11, 2010

When it has Video chat like the windows version has i will try it but for now ichat is better and can be used for aim chat and video chat.

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.6 Beta 3 on Oct 14, 2009

get the full bloat of AOL now with Real media player for your mac

DoHickey

DoHickey reviewed v1.6 Beta 2 on Sep 13, 2009

Why would anyone with a Mac put this mess on the machine?
The Windows version is bad enough, Eeeek!

I've started calling it the freeze me up bundle.

man friday

man friday reviewed v1.5 Beta 8 on Dec 12, 2008

Brilliant - just like building a Wal Mart inside the Mall

jescott418

jescott418 reviewed v1.5 Beta 8 on Dec 12, 2008

All of AOL software is Beta. Who would ever put a RC on crap. Last desktop for Mac was bad and this one is no better. Who really needs AOL software running on their computer? Even if some of the few who still use AOL, why even bother with the software? A good web browser like Safari or Firefox will run much better and use less resources.

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.5 Beta 7 on Nov 26, 2008

AOL die already take real player with you!

godofthunder

godofthunder reviewed v1.5 Beta 6 on Nov 3, 2008

If it makes people happy using it, then good for them. Each to his own.

BklynKid

BklynKid reviewed v1.5 Beta 6 on Nov 3, 2008

Why on earth would I allow some application to tarnish my beautiful OSX desktop, let alone use AOL?

preinterpost

preinterpost reviewed v1.5 Build 506 Beta 1 on Jul 16, 2008

Sounds perfect for Mac users.

LEckerling

LEckerling reviewed v1.0 on May 13, 2008

There are some good things about AOL desktop, but several glaring problems, and they have to do with "mail". First, the print is VERY small, and you can't set a default size in preferences, so you have to manually change the point size each time if what is sent is not to your liking. Also, "new mail" doesnt work nearly as fast as the old (now defunct) AOL software. When sending mail to a whole folder of people, it enlarges the window to the point that you have no place to type your message, and there is no scroll bar to scroll down. Which means you must type in your message first, and then add the messages.
Also, from Address book, There is no option to bcc...which means you have to copy and paste. You have to do a workaround to bcc someone from the addressbook. And...scrolling down the address book when you first open it up is a challange because it pops back each time until something is actually loaded. This is all a cumbersome problem. I want to like this software, but I can't recommend it...not just yet.

Avg. Rating 1.7 (198 votes)
Your Rating
PaceyPimps

PaceyPimps reviewed v1.7.721 on Nov 11, 2010

When it has Video chat like the windows version has i will try it but for now ichat is better and can be used for aim chat and video chat.

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.6 Beta 3 on Oct 14, 2009

get the full bloat of AOL now with Real media player for your mac

DoHickey

DoHickey reviewed v1.6 Beta 2 on Sep 13, 2009

Why would anyone with a Mac put this mess on the machine?
The Windows version is bad enough, Eeeek!

I've started calling it the freeze me up bundle.

man friday

man friday reviewed v1.5 Beta 8 on Dec 12, 2008

Brilliant - just like building a Wal Mart inside the Mall

jescott418

jescott418 reviewed v1.5 Beta 8 on Dec 12, 2008

All of AOL software is Beta. Who would ever put a RC on crap. Last desktop for Mac was bad and this one is no better. Who really needs AOL software running on their computer? Even if some of the few who still use AOL, why even bother with the software? A good web browser like Safari or Firefox will run much better and use less resources.

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.5 Beta 7 on Nov 26, 2008

AOL die already take real player with you!

godofthunder

godofthunder reviewed v1.5 Beta 6 on Nov 3, 2008

If it makes people happy using it, then good for them. Each to his own.

BklynKid

BklynKid reviewed v1.5 Beta 6 on Nov 3, 2008

Why on earth would I allow some application to tarnish my beautiful OSX desktop, let alone use AOL?

preinterpost

preinterpost reviewed v1.5 Build 506 Beta 1 on Jul 16, 2008

Sounds perfect for Mac users.

LEckerling

LEckerling reviewed v1.0 on May 13, 2008

There are some good things about AOL desktop, but several glaring problems, and they have to do with "mail". First, the print is VERY small, and you can't set a default size in preferences, so you have to manually change the point size each time if what is sent is not to your liking. Also, "new mail" doesnt work nearly as fast as the old (now defunct) AOL software. When sending mail to a whole folder of people, it enlarges the window to the point that you have no place to type your message, and there is no scroll bar to scroll down. Which means you must type in your message first, and then add the messages.
Also, from Address book, There is no option to bcc...which means you have to copy and paste. You have to do a workaround to bcc someone from the addressbook. And...scrolling down the address book when you first open it up is a challange because it pops back each time until something is actually loaded. This is all a cumbersome problem. I want to like this software, but I can't recommend it...not just yet.

TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed vSneak Peek 2 (Beta) 9 Build 266 on Feb 24, 2008

Reviewer: improvelence said:

Why would someone punish OSX this way. Is this some sort of sick joke? who would use this? There are no useful features that cant already easily be done and yea...i'm not even gonna bother explaining how much this sucks.
--------------------------------------------------Please explain why. I'd love to hear your excuse. But then again, you probably don't really have one.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed vSneak Peek 2 (Beta) 9 Build 266 on Feb 22, 2008

dear godofthunder:

why don't you just crawl back under whatever internet rock you emerged from and leave the reviewing to the big boys, m'kay...?

improvelence

improvelence reviewed vSneak Peek 2 (Beta) 9 Build 266 on Feb 22, 2008

Why would someone punish OSX this way. Is this some sort of sick joke? who would use this? There are no useful features that cant already easily be done and yea...i'm not even gonna bother explaining how much this sucks.

TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed vBeta 5 Build 225 on Jan 9, 2008

@TomA102210

OMG I've never encountered a bigger pest in my whole life. Seriously you've built up a pretty bad rep, I aint gona crack down on you like i know a few others have done concerning your statements around beta news, but do you seriously go round all the reviews reviewing the reviewers? How about I do a review of your review on a reviewer?
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You're really quite funny and I thank you for the compliment. Do what you say you're going to do and then move on.
By the way, AOL for Desktop is not likely to go away for either platform any time soon so get used to it being here.

dinotorrid

dinotorrid reviewed vBeta 5 Build 225 on Jan 8, 2008

Good product! The menus are simple and easy, you don't need to go every which way to be able to do what you want. AIM is built into the software which is awesome. You got the menu buttons to take you to where you want within the AOL network, without having to type the URL in. Pretty good start. Can't wait to see what's next. :)

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