ICQ 10.0 Build 12208 for Windows

by ICQ, Inc.

Avg. Rating 3.7 (858 votes)

File Details

File Size 47.8 MB
License Adware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/2000/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 378,282
Publisher ICQ, Inc.
Homepage ICQ
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

ICQ is a program that lets you find your friends and associates online in real time. You can create a Contact List containing only people you want to have there, you can send them messages, chat with them, send files, configure ICQ to work with external applications and more.

Latest Reviews

25_manken_25

25_manken_25 reviewed v8.0.5745 on Oct 16, 2012

10 years ago top, today flop

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v8.0.5745 on Oct 15, 2012

Wow does this crap still exist?

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v8.0.5745 on Oct 15, 2012

TIL: ICQ is still a thing.

Someone

Someone reviewed v7.5.5242 on May 18, 2011

Used to be the greatest thing since sliced bread.

smanofsteel76

smanofsteel76 reviewed v7.2 Build 3525 on Jan 10, 2011

IC-who?

zxlotusxz

zxlotusxz reviewed v7.1 Build 2096 on Mar 24, 2010

The only reason I ever used this messenger was because it was the first instant messenger on the internet literally, and I used to play Ultima Online, which is arguable still one of the better MMOs out there in comparison of features and rules sets.

and well I despise this after they forced a password policy change and if you were using a 3rd party messenger you didn't get a notification about the password policy change and you got locked out of your account.

Dark-Phoenix

Dark-Phoenix reviewed v6.5 Build 6342 Beta on Sep 9, 2009

ICQ 6.5 as with 6.0 is essentially the same bloatware. We (ICQ users) want it to be slim, fast and take less then 10Mb ram at any given time. Can you manage that? well you could with 5.1... so WTF? it should take now 60-80Mb and work so slow? Disappointing.

Oh well, still got 5.1 (yes, it can be still used).

rotjong

rotjong reviewed v6.5 Build 6342 Beta on Oct 10, 2008

ICQ was great when Mirabilis owned it. Once AOL acquired Mirabilis things just headed downhill. Slow release cycles. Buggy releases. The program became enormously bloated. AOL finally went the Lite route but they went too far the other direction and left out important features. AOL killed off the use of ICQ for the vast majority of people who once loved it. The new look is interesting but I'd prefer more normal than flashy. I still have my old original UIN. I've moved on to other things. I remember when MSN Messenger was garbage and ICQ was awesome. Now Windows Live Messenger is hands and shoulders above ICQ. AOL doomed ICQ when it became the owner of two IM clients (AIM & ICQ) and effectively brought about the death of ICQ as a competitor in the IM universe.

I've used the newer versions including this one. It works. It still has the basic characteristics of the original program. I moved on. I'm rating this a 3 because it does what is intended. I can't give higher because I feel the product is inferior to what it should be given its history and what it could be if they spent more time working on it. I would like to give it a lower mark but I cannot because it does do what it is supposed to.

GhoS

GhoS reviewed v6.5 Build 6342 Beta on Oct 10, 2008

I was one of the early users of ICQ and my first IM program with its unique "uh-oh" notification sound. It was hip, it was cool, now its just unwanted. Most have moved on to other IM programs or a unified one. I know those on my list left it so I left it though my signon might still work.
It looks nice enough but not needed anymore.

VictorAnderson

VictorAnderson reviewed v6.5 Build 6342 Beta on Oct 10, 2008

Another perfectly good program until AOL got a hold of it and screwed the whole thing up. You would think that AOL would finally get a clue seeing how all they touch turns to disaster, but oh well guess not. In the meantime we have this pile of junk...if you wanna keep on ICQ it's worthless to stay with their client...

Avg. Rating 3.7 (858 votes)
Your Rating
25_manken_25

25_manken_25 reviewed v8.0.5745 on Oct 16, 2012

10 years ago top, today flop

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v8.0.5745 on Oct 15, 2012

Wow does this crap still exist?

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v8.0.5745 on Oct 15, 2012

TIL: ICQ is still a thing.

Someone reviewed v7.5.5242 on May 18, 2011

Used to be the greatest thing since sliced bread.

smanofsteel76

smanofsteel76 reviewed v7.2 Build 3525 on Jan 10, 2011

IC-who?

zxlotusxz

zxlotusxz reviewed v7.1 Build 2096 on Mar 24, 2010

The only reason I ever used this messenger was because it was the first instant messenger on the internet literally, and I used to play Ultima Online, which is arguable still one of the better MMOs out there in comparison of features and rules sets.

and well I despise this after they forced a password policy change and if you were using a 3rd party messenger you didn't get a notification about the password policy change and you got locked out of your account.

Dark-Phoenix

Dark-Phoenix reviewed v6.5 Build 6342 Beta on Sep 9, 2009

ICQ 6.5 as with 6.0 is essentially the same bloatware. We (ICQ users) want it to be slim, fast and take less then 10Mb ram at any given time. Can you manage that? well you could with 5.1... so WTF? it should take now 60-80Mb and work so slow? Disappointing.

Oh well, still got 5.1 (yes, it can be still used).

rotjong

rotjong reviewed v6.5 Build 6342 Beta on Oct 10, 2008

ICQ was great when Mirabilis owned it. Once AOL acquired Mirabilis things just headed downhill. Slow release cycles. Buggy releases. The program became enormously bloated. AOL finally went the Lite route but they went too far the other direction and left out important features. AOL killed off the use of ICQ for the vast majority of people who once loved it. The new look is interesting but I'd prefer more normal than flashy. I still have my old original UIN. I've moved on to other things. I remember when MSN Messenger was garbage and ICQ was awesome. Now Windows Live Messenger is hands and shoulders above ICQ. AOL doomed ICQ when it became the owner of two IM clients (AIM & ICQ) and effectively brought about the death of ICQ as a competitor in the IM universe.

I've used the newer versions including this one. It works. It still has the basic characteristics of the original program. I moved on. I'm rating this a 3 because it does what is intended. I can't give higher because I feel the product is inferior to what it should be given its history and what it could be if they spent more time working on it. I would like to give it a lower mark but I cannot because it does do what it is supposed to.

GhoS

GhoS reviewed v6.5 Build 6342 Beta on Oct 10, 2008

I was one of the early users of ICQ and my first IM program with its unique "uh-oh" notification sound. It was hip, it was cool, now its just unwanted. Most have moved on to other IM programs or a unified one. I know those on my list left it so I left it though my signon might still work.
It looks nice enough but not needed anymore.

VictorAnderson

VictorAnderson reviewed v6.5 Build 6342 Beta on Oct 10, 2008

Another perfectly good program until AOL got a hold of it and screwed the whole thing up. You would think that AOL would finally get a clue seeing how all they touch turns to disaster, but oh well guess not. In the meantime we have this pile of junk...if you wanna keep on ICQ it's worthless to stay with their client...

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v6.5 Build 6342 Beta on Oct 10, 2008

Yea, 10 years ago ICQ was cool. 10 years is a long time ago.

No one uses this anymore. Let it go.

Nikkie

Nikkie reviewed v6.0 Build 6063 on Aug 25, 2008

I like it, It has some useful features and looks pretty decent.It works fairly well.I am glad they finally updated it.It has been such a long time.

IsoNick

IsoNick reviewed v6.0 Build 6059 on May 20, 2008

I miss the old 2001/2002-versions of ICQ. This is just too messy. Besides, how many use ICQ these days?

CaptainSpeleo

CaptainSpeleo reviewed v6.0 Build 6059 on May 5, 2008

I've been using the old "Mirabilis ICQ Pro 2003b 3916" since my Windows 98SE days and still prefer it much better than the new versions.

brusco

brusco reviewed v6.0 Build 6039 on Nov 28, 2007

The UI looks too busy. Whatever happened to uncomplicated clean interfaces? It's back to Pidgin for me.

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