Dig Digsby, You Have Good Reason to

Jul 4, 2008
Updated • Dec 4, 2012

Have you heard of Digsby yet? If not, it’s about time you do. Digsby is a multi-network chat client. Doesn’t sound like that big a deal? Use Pidgin or Miranda already? Well Digsby has a couple more cards up its sleeve, along with your Chat accounts Digsby also aggregates social network accounts and email. At the moment the list of supported services isn’t huge but you will be able to talk on AIM, Jabbar, Gtalk, Yahoo, ICQ and MSN. You can use just about any email account including Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo mail. Supported social networks at this point are MySpace, Facebook and Twitter.

It’s still a beta product but significant changes have been made over the last few months including new features, optimisation and bug fixes. It’s not perfect but it’s very usable. If you’re a fan of MSN for all the ‘nudge’ and ‘wink’ type features then this isn’t for you. If you like the sparse chat style of Gtalk then this is, at the moment Digsby is pretty simple when it comes to chat features.

One great thing about Digsby is that you can chat to people on Facebook Chat through the client, a unique feature for Digsby till a few weeks ago when some other clients began to get it as well. Another great thing about Digsby is the ability to combine contacts different accounts all into one by merging and creating a alias, makes it much easier keeping track of people.It’s also very customizable and you can get various skins and change the layout around to how you like. By creating a Digsby account you can synchronize it across multiple locations and computers and keep all your settings. A very promising application and worth checking out!


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  1. Absolom said on September 1, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Hello people of Digsby =] Hay I was wondering when there would be a beta Release for linux soon
    I’m a Ubuntu user and I was wondering when there would be a beta test for the Linux version Because Digsby is looking really sweet and it would be nice to have a messenger like this for Ubuntu

  2. thesimian said on July 9, 2008 at 8:07 am

    thank you for spreading the digsby love….
    i’ve been hooked since the beta

  3. BMinFC said on July 5, 2008 at 7:26 am

    Thank you for introducing me to Digsby. I had given up on Trillian quite a while ago because it took forever to boot up and kept causing me problems, but I never found another program that I liked. I was settling for Pidgin but didn’t really like it. So far I’m very impressed with Digsby. I like the skins, the simplicity, and the features. I expect I’ll keep using this for the duration.

  4. Syahid A. said on July 4, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Used it and feel quite satisfied with the performance and constant updates to this software. Must try!

  5. Angelo R. said on July 4, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    I’ve been using Digsby since it was in beta. I managed to procure a key somehow and I was really impressed by it. I’ve always been a fan of clean chats, like google talk and irc, and digsby really does well. It used to have a problem a while ago where if you closed peoples chat windows too many times, Digsby just stopped letting you open new ones, but a quick bug report later, and within a few days the problem was fixed.

    They are always rolling out new features and the ability to update my twitter account as well as stay on top of the constant news from newsjunkie has made digsby my preferred client.

    Now all I hope they do is add integration for irc

  6. darkkosmos said on July 4, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    I don’t use chat very often but after trying digsby I’ve to say trillian is MUCH better (and looks better, http://omploader.org/vbDFv/03286293-d3ac-4936-90e3-3848627e8689_e8b4f9d2-a42b-457d-a422-662f833196ed_static_0_0_2008-07-04_1314.png)

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