digsby Build 92 for Windows

by dotSyntax, LLC

Avg. Rating 3.4 (302 votes)

File Details

File Size 17.8 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows Server 2003/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 7,142
Publisher dotSyntax, LLC
Homepage digsby

Publisher's Description

digsby is a multiprotocol IM client, email notification tool, and social networking tool. The IM client lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list. The email notification tool alerts you of new email and lets you perform actions such as 'Delete' or 'Report Spam' with just one click. The social networking tool alerts you of events like new messages and gives you a live Newsfeed of what your friends are up to.

Latest Reviews

vortal

vortal reviewed vBuild 91 Beta on Jun 23, 2011

@CyberDoc999 - I could not agree more, this is an awesome feature but I have found that it was not detailing message from Hotmail but marking them as read and not showing them again, this fixed yet?

Generally like it but resources were (not now) an issue for me so I should check it out again.

4 stars for now based on prior usage, will try and remember to update again once I try out the latest version

infectiphibian

infectiphibian reviewed vBuild 86 Beta on Dec 14, 2010

It's not freeware but adware!!

jorgosch

jorgosch reviewed vBuild 82 Beta on Sep 2, 2010

Pointless to publish updates for digsby here, since it autoupdates on startup. That said, it's a great messenger app!

kbsoftware

kbsoftware reviewed vBuild 81 Beta on Aug 9, 2010

I understand it's easy to uncheck to not install all that crapware they try to include in the install etc. But we are only humans and sometimes make mistakes, no need for those mistakes to be costly.

And anyways, that's just an unacceptable policy or way to do business as far as I'm concerned. Just my opinion but when it comes to installing software on my computer, my opinion is the only one that counts, especially when there are great alternatives without the potential dangers or pitfalls.

Just my two cents before taxes..

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed vBuild 80 Beta on Jul 31, 2010

You can decline all of the adware and do a install without it .... it is so easy
a ten year old could do it

that e-mail thing that digsby does to show your emails and alow you to check and delete e-mail is the coolest thing ever I give it 10 stars

netean

netean reviewed vBuild 79 Beta on Jun 15, 2010

I find it hard to rate Digsby, because when I used to use it, I really liked it.. It did have quite a high memory footprint, but some good features that I used often.
However, when they started bundling their crapware with the installer, I lost faith and that's the biggest problem. Digbsy has lost my trust, so I uninstalled it and have no plans to try again anytime soon. Particularly as they're still including junk with the installer.
When you lose trust in a company/program, I think it's hard to get it back. I moved on and use Trillian Astra now.

gwz40

gwz40 reviewed vBuild 76 Beta on Mar 9, 2010

Digsby used to be one of the better clients out there. Now I consider it nothing more than malware and scam.

aruprc

aruprc reviewed vBuild 76 Beta on Feb 18, 2010

If you are into social networking and have multiple accounts as well as use Facebook chat, this is the one for you.

DKDude

DKDude reviewed vBuild 76 Beta on Feb 12, 2010

Great app, keep up the good work.

A fool wrote.
"Malware is never trivial." no but he is.

Somnambulator

Somnambulator reviewed vBuild 75 Beta on Dec 15, 2009

there's no spyware or malware, it's got adware crap in the installer that you can disable. it also runs sort of a [email protected] app by default that you can disable, though it's sort of buried in the options menus.

i still have my original installer for a year ago that didnt include any ad-ware, but it's not really a big deal since you can disable the toolbar installs.

digsby is a great great multi-protocol IM program. it has an auto-updater, support for every major and many minor protocols, great AIM-like interface, transparency, notifications that allow you to respond right in the popup box, and tabbed IMs.

i used pidgin for a few years before discovering this and i could never go back

Avg. Rating 3.4 (302 votes)
Your Rating
vortal

vortal reviewed vBuild 91 Beta on Jun 23, 2011

@CyberDoc999 - I could not agree more, this is an awesome feature but I have found that it was not detailing message from Hotmail but marking them as read and not showing them again, this fixed yet?

Generally like it but resources were (not now) an issue for me so I should check it out again.

4 stars for now based on prior usage, will try and remember to update again once I try out the latest version

infectiphibian

infectiphibian reviewed vBuild 86 Beta on Dec 14, 2010

It's not freeware but adware!!

jorgosch

jorgosch reviewed vBuild 82 Beta on Sep 2, 2010

Pointless to publish updates for digsby here, since it autoupdates on startup. That said, it's a great messenger app!

kbsoftware

kbsoftware reviewed vBuild 81 Beta on Aug 9, 2010

I understand it's easy to uncheck to not install all that crapware they try to include in the install etc. But we are only humans and sometimes make mistakes, no need for those mistakes to be costly.

And anyways, that's just an unacceptable policy or way to do business as far as I'm concerned. Just my opinion but when it comes to installing software on my computer, my opinion is the only one that counts, especially when there are great alternatives without the potential dangers or pitfalls.

Just my two cents before taxes..

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed vBuild 80 Beta on Jul 31, 2010

You can decline all of the adware and do a install without it .... it is so easy
a ten year old could do it

that e-mail thing that digsby does to show your emails and alow you to check and delete e-mail is the coolest thing ever I give it 10 stars

netean

netean reviewed vBuild 79 Beta on Jun 15, 2010

I find it hard to rate Digsby, because when I used to use it, I really liked it.. It did have quite a high memory footprint, but some good features that I used often.
However, when they started bundling their crapware with the installer, I lost faith and that's the biggest problem. Digbsy has lost my trust, so I uninstalled it and have no plans to try again anytime soon. Particularly as they're still including junk with the installer.
When you lose trust in a company/program, I think it's hard to get it back. I moved on and use Trillian Astra now.

gwz40

gwz40 reviewed vBuild 76 Beta on Mar 9, 2010

Digsby used to be one of the better clients out there. Now I consider it nothing more than malware and scam.

aruprc

aruprc reviewed vBuild 76 Beta on Feb 18, 2010

If you are into social networking and have multiple accounts as well as use Facebook chat, this is the one for you.

DKDude

DKDude reviewed vBuild 76 Beta on Feb 12, 2010

Great app, keep up the good work.

A fool wrote.
"Malware is never trivial." no but he is.

Somnambulator

Somnambulator reviewed vBuild 75 Beta on Dec 15, 2009

there's no spyware or malware, it's got adware crap in the installer that you can disable. it also runs sort of a [email protected] app by default that you can disable, though it's sort of buried in the options menus.

i still have my original installer for a year ago that didnt include any ad-ware, but it's not really a big deal since you can disable the toolbar installs.

digsby is a great great multi-protocol IM program. it has an auto-updater, support for every major and many minor protocols, great AIM-like interface, transparency, notifications that allow you to respond right in the popup box, and tabbed IMs.

i used pidgin for a few years before discovering this and i could never go back

Bess

Bess reviewed vBuild 75 Beta on Dec 15, 2009

It is safe at 100% (just check facebook's community)
i m using it since 1 year

gilpin152

gilpin152 reviewed vBuild 75 Beta on Dec 14, 2009

I have to agree with "aruprc" and "statm1". This program is safe and very useful. I've used it for over a year now and I haven't had any problems "malware, spyware" whatever you want to call it. Yes, it does ask if you want to install "bloatware" but you can say no and it won't install. The developers have to get paid somehow, right?, well that's how they get paid (by bloatware, aka advertising). If you don't like fine, but don't call it a "waste of time", cause its not and hasn't been a waste of MY time.

kbsoftware

kbsoftware reviewed vBuild 75 Beta on Dec 14, 2009

Malware is never trivial.

I now recommend other chat clients like Trillian etc.

There's this guy going around robbing house, he has to make money someway. But an hour before doing so he leaves a note on your door giving you a choice, you can check off to either have your house robbed or not. So if I get robbed it's my fault, I'm the idiot because I had a choice.
My point is there's always other better ways to make revenue. Just because I have a choice doesn't mean what is being done is ok.
They give us a choice now but you watch in a few years that choice will be gone. Then they'll introduce something new, even more wrong and that will have a choice, well for a while anyways.

aruprc

aruprc reviewed vBuild 73 Beta on Dec 12, 2009

One of the best clients out there which is improving daily. The spyware issue is trivial as Digsby gives you choice of not checking those options during install.

What digsby does, no other client can, that means handling and posting to social network from digsby itself, to Twitter, FB and other, considering all that, its resource use is quite low. It made a devout Pidgin user like myself convert and I miss Digsby big time in Linux. One of the reasons I boot into Windows just to use it. Its also very convenient with its pop out reply window, comes in handy when multi tasking. What they need to do is improve icon support and they need to add buddy pounce.

kbsoftware

kbsoftware reviewed vBuild 73 Beta on Nov 17, 2009

Don't waste your time with this one any more, go with Astra Trillian, Pidgin or Miranda. They are all far better alternatives, and their method of revenue are not nasty.

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