AOL Desktop for Windows 10.1 (

2.4 out of 5 stars 2.4 (217 votes)


Windows (All) / Freeware / 70,558 downloads

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.

Reviews of AOL Desktop for Windows

  1. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 10.1 ( (Aug 7, 2013)

    Why on earth did they make it so hard or impossible to import your own favorites file on the new AOL 10.1. I've had my favorites file forever & just keep adding to it & it get's re-import it again & again as I change or rebuild the AOL software. But now it seems to be impossible. As far as I'm concerned the " My favorites feature" & auto suggesting e-mail addresses feature's are the most important features AOL has going & the most important reason I have for using AOL! It makes it easy to get to an address quickly without typing it. Now they've decided to make it impossible to import your preexisting file, What!. It's the most idiotic thing I've ever heard of, making you're favorites hard to impossible to upload. I can't believe it's not even easier to do now & to set up & use now. All the Favorites that you've compiled & maintained it should be obvious you'd need that & it should be easy. I feel particularly insulted because I've waist-ed a lot of time trying to figure it out to do it & I know they must know what they've done & they probably have an ulterior motive for it! What other reason or why else would they screw that up. It's like their taking their best thing, which AOL's got going & removed & reneged on it. You'd think they would want to keep customers not loose them! So AOL, I hope you're listening. I've been a member for 15 years & I think when I speak I it means something & I've been around the world & thru everything with AOL both good & bad for 15 years & I believe I'm right about the "Favorites Heart Tool" being the single most important feature AOL has ever had going & this new "Favorites Places Import Problem" makes AOL very close to being worthless when you take that away. Who ever it was that designed this new version making it impossible to import Favorites, instead of making it "easier than ever", should be FIRED Immediately, if not sooner & I hope He or She will be. In the mean time if there's anyone who knows a way to do this that can explain it to me in plain English, that's" how do I import my favorites file into this new AOL version 10.1, if that's even possible, Apparently AOL could care less if you figure it out, even there explanations on how to do it don't work, what, are they laughing at us, is it a game ??? , but I would appreciate if someone has it figured it out, if you could let me know.. Thank You,

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 10.1 ( (Oct 20, 2008)

    WOW! AOL big props!

    You have to use it to fully understand. AOL is the best All in One client! Congrats AOL on the AOL Desktop for Windows :) Mac's version is great as well. The Windows version to me now is way better and more customizable.

  3. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Dec 29, 2007)

    As an all in one option it's not bad for AOL users to step out of the usual AOL program format.
    The only thing that would make it better for the AOL users is to import favorites from an AOL PFC file. The online favorites never totally load because I have over a thousand plus. I'm a genealogist & I need all my favorites available to me & The AOL desktop doesn't meet my needs for using my favorites. I've told them this in AOL beta feedback & got an odd answer from one of the team as to why import from a PFC even after I stated my need for it. After trying to import my AOL favorites 5 times it stopped giving me the unable to import message & did it. Everything else about the program is fine (for aol users on broadband it's fine)... Oh, one more thing, the fonts in email are limited even though I have a ton of fonts on my system.

  4. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Dec 21, 2007)

    Openride was a horror. Uninstalled that beast immediately. Desktop is definately better on the systems resources. I like having my Gmail account in there as well. If I could only read my AOL mail in the damn thing. Disappointed by AOL once again. If I could get an answer on how to fix that problem I would use it. I'll stick to Gmail for now.

  5. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Dec 20, 2007)

    Reviewer: godofthunder said:
    Version: 2.07.1 Beta 10

    "@ TomA102210

    I HAVE tried this and my results are confidently conclusive.

    The report says:

    This program is a bunch of baloney"
    It's a good thing you don't work in R&D or are being asked to write an objective report on this software. Saying the program is a bunch of baloney doesn't say anything.

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