AOL Instant Messenger Pro 1.4.0 Build 272 for Windows

by AOL LLC

Avg. Rating 3.2 (62 votes)

File Details

File Size 12.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 11,069
Publisher AOL LLC
Homepage AOL Instant Messenger
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) should be used because e-mail just isn't fast enough sometimes. This convenient, add-on to your system lets you communicate one-on-one or in a group with family, friends, and business associates who also use it. Finding people online can be easy too. Use the Member Directory to locate friends by name or by e-mail address.

AIM Pro adds meeting functionality with technology from WebEx.

Latest Reviews

Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v1.4.0 Build 272 on Sep 21, 2007

O' geez guys, let it go.we all get it ''free and opensource gaim/avast/avg etc etc..

i use all of those program and not this one but this is the best out of the aim series..unless youre working for avg, pdigin or avast, whats your deal really.showing off won't get you anything.you just look like a fool..

this isnt my choice of i.m but my nephew uses it and ive noticed it works much faster than the other aim programs by aol..

p.s what the deal with people scoring it based on its name...AMERICA ONLINE :)

you guys are so lame..review the software, not your emotions..

eclipsingdivinity

eclipsingdivinity reviewed v1.4.0 Build 272 on Jul 17, 2007

Worth a 4 but tweaked to offset some pitiful reviews without any reason.

AIM Pro is the only AIM client that I use and probably will ever use. Its lighter, faster and less obtrusive that most clients. It's easy to set up and configure, and it's GUI is still consistent and pleasant to look at. It still uses the tabs that Triton uses which in my opinion is superior to the tabbing in other clients as it is bigger and easier on the eyes to understand who is messaging you and who isn't. Top that off with no advertisements, and just one process running in the background and you've got a winner.

However I have to dock a point for the inconsistency of AOL's service as i've had multiple problems connecting in the past. I can't blame AIM Pro as much as AOL's servers but since both are interconnected; the program itself is useless without access to my online contacts. So lets hope they keep it more stable in the future.

runningfool

runningfool reviewed v1.4.0 Build 272 on Jul 17, 2007

gotta love pidgin

pidgin>kopete>aim lite>aim pro

brusco

brusco reviewed v1.4.0 Build 272 on Jul 17, 2007

Works as advertised. But hideously bloated.

I'm sticking to the Pidgin multi-protocol im client.

PaceyPimps

PaceyPimps reviewed v1.1.0 Build 207 on May 30, 2007

Best aim cuase has no ads but what happened to XM AOl radio i am sticking to the old version.

thirty5tech

thirty5tech reviewed v1.1.0 Build 207 on May 17, 2007

wow must admit, is pretty cool aol release this for people to used with their own domain name, the first bult had a few bugs, but the latest one seem to get rid of most bugs, you could also used your aol screen name with this or if you have a domain such as [email protected] , then you could used it here and be able to talk to any of your friends that uses aim or aol without having to sign up for a AOL or AIM account..

Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v1.1.0 Build 207 on Apr 1, 2007

Works fine..Better than the other aol messengers..Really interesting..

jordenpro

jordenpro reviewed v1.1.0 Build 207 on Jul 20, 2006

Love the idea....However, I cannot log in with my AOL screen name because it's trying to verify my RSA PASSCODE, which AIM Pro doesn't support.

So basically this is for people with *@whatever.com oh and my other AOL active screen name AIM Pro says it's suspended.

Recommend waiting on install until a stable build is released.

WeR4saken

WeR4saken reviewed v1.1.0 Build 207 on Jul 20, 2006

This particular build freezes as it tries to sign in - specifically in the 'starting' stage. I like what AOL is trying to do with this, but it's got to work.

CronicHazel

CronicHazel reviewed v1.1.0 Build 207 on Jul 20, 2006

i find this to be a fairly good aim client. i just want to know if theres anyway for me to enter a Profile in here. this is the only thing thats keeping me from using this. i'm currently still using aim 5.5 and dead aim. lol

Avg. Rating 3.2 (62 votes)
Your Rating
Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v1.4.0 Build 272 on Sep 21, 2007

O' geez guys, let it go.we all get it ''free and opensource gaim/avast/avg etc etc..

i use all of those program and not this one but this is the best out of the aim series..unless youre working for avg, pdigin or avast, whats your deal really.showing off won't get you anything.you just look like a fool..

this isnt my choice of i.m but my nephew uses it and ive noticed it works much faster than the other aim programs by aol..

p.s what the deal with people scoring it based on its name...AMERICA ONLINE :)

you guys are so lame..review the software, not your emotions..

eclipsingdivinity

eclipsingdivinity reviewed v1.4.0 Build 272 on Jul 17, 2007

Worth a 4 but tweaked to offset some pitiful reviews without any reason.

AIM Pro is the only AIM client that I use and probably will ever use. Its lighter, faster and less obtrusive that most clients. It's easy to set up and configure, and it's GUI is still consistent and pleasant to look at. It still uses the tabs that Triton uses which in my opinion is superior to the tabbing in other clients as it is bigger and easier on the eyes to understand who is messaging you and who isn't. Top that off with no advertisements, and just one process running in the background and you've got a winner.

However I have to dock a point for the inconsistency of AOL's service as i've had multiple problems connecting in the past. I can't blame AIM Pro as much as AOL's servers but since both are interconnected; the program itself is useless without access to my online contacts. So lets hope they keep it more stable in the future.

runningfool

runningfool reviewed v1.4.0 Build 272 on Jul 17, 2007

gotta love pidgin

pidgin>kopete>aim lite>aim pro

brusco

brusco reviewed v1.4.0 Build 272 on Jul 17, 2007

Works as advertised. But hideously bloated.

I'm sticking to the Pidgin multi-protocol im client.

PaceyPimps

PaceyPimps reviewed v1.1.0 Build 207 on May 30, 2007

Best aim cuase has no ads but what happened to XM AOl radio i am sticking to the old version.

thirty5tech

thirty5tech reviewed v1.1.0 Build 207 on May 17, 2007

wow must admit, is pretty cool aol release this for people to used with their own domain name, the first bult had a few bugs, but the latest one seem to get rid of most bugs, you could also used your aol screen name with this or if you have a domain such as [email protected] , then you could used it here and be able to talk to any of your friends that uses aim or aol without having to sign up for a AOL or AIM account..

Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v1.1.0 Build 207 on Apr 1, 2007

Works fine..Better than the other aol messengers..Really interesting..

jordenpro

jordenpro reviewed v1.1.0 Build 207 on Jul 20, 2006

Love the idea....However, I cannot log in with my AOL screen name because it's trying to verify my RSA PASSCODE, which AIM Pro doesn't support.

So basically this is for people with *@whatever.com oh and my other AOL active screen name AIM Pro says it's suspended.

Recommend waiting on install until a stable build is released.

WeR4saken

WeR4saken reviewed v1.1.0 Build 207 on Jul 20, 2006

This particular build freezes as it tries to sign in - specifically in the 'starting' stage. I like what AOL is trying to do with this, but it's got to work.

CronicHazel

CronicHazel reviewed v1.1.0 Build 207 on Jul 20, 2006

i find this to be a fairly good aim client. i just want to know if theres anyway for me to enter a Profile in here. this is the only thing thats keeping me from using this. i'm currently still using aim 5.5 and dead aim. lol

jon8rfc

jon8rfc reviewed v1.1.0 Build 207 on Jul 19, 2006

I cannot figure out why it crashes every time I try and run it. I'm very computer-literate and solve new problems for people each week, but I can't figure this one out! How frustrating...

Sabz

Sabz reviewed v1.1.0 Build 207 on Jul 19, 2006

Nice if it would install on 64bit Platform

Luke115

Luke115 reviewed v1.0.2 Build 204 Beta on Jul 15, 2006

It’s a great program that just has what you want the only down side to it that I can see after a short time of playing with it is all the windows seam large and you cant shrink them down. If you are like me and hate the new AIM program that is out there this is for you with no ads.

mauricer1

mauricer1 reviewed v1.0.2 Build 204 Beta on Jul 14, 2006

getting better, slowly going in the right direction. like i said before, if they can bring this a little closer to triton - as far as how it looks - that would be great. for me it works good, but looks like shet. and when u are looking at something all the time, u atleast want it to look decent. this looks cheap.

good idea though aol, hopefully more improvements will come along

bjase

bjase reviewed v1.0.2 Build 204 Beta on Jul 14, 2006

Don't misunderstand me when I say that this program uses over 60MB of RAM. Its IMMENSELY better than AIM Triton's 110MB. But why, oh why, can't a basic communication client use 5MB? Why can't it load the video conferencing feature into memory when the user wants to use it? AIM 4.3 was the last version that operated in under 15MB of RAM. As of AIM 4.7, its always 40MB+.

Before I get flamed by strangers who don't understand that Virtual Memory is also memory used by the program: if you are going to comment how much memory the program uses, please make sure to use the program to actually IM someone and then ADD the RAM and the VM.

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