Digsby Integrated IM, Email and Social Networking in Your Tray

digsby Digsby is a messaging application that integrates instant messaging with easy access to your email and social networks. While there are lots of IM applications out there such as Trillian and Pidgin, Digsby does IM better and offers so much more.

By adding email notifications and a social networking news feed, Digsby is a single application that sits in your tray and provides you with all of your IM, email and social networking updates. With the recent addition of Facebook Chat and Twitter integration Digsby just keeps getting better.

Digsby also allows you to transfer files to anyone on your buddy list. Video and audio chat is available, but higher quality video and voice chat are coming soon. Here are some highlights of the many features that Digsby has to offer.

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Instant Messaging

At the heart of Digsby is its powerful integrated messaging features. With one program you can use all of your favorite IM services. With Digsby you can setup and access your AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber, and Facebook Chat Accounts.

  • Manage multiple conversations with tabbed conversation windows.
  • Rename buddy names with an alias so you don’t have to remember that DragonSlayer89 is John.
  • Send SMS messages to your friends cell phones directly from the IM window
  • Check everyone’s status message in the info box.
  • Log and search conversation history
  • MUCH more.

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If you are like me you have multiple email accounts. Digsby allows you to manage and monitor them all from one place. Setting up your email accounts in Digsby in incredibly easy.

  • Manage your Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL/AIM Mail, IMAP, and POP accounts right from digsby.
  • Get popup notifications when new email arrives. Clicking a popup takes you right to the message with auto-login into webmail accounts.
  • The email InfoBox gives you a snapshot of your unread messages with just one click
  • Perform actions such as “Mark as Read” or “Report Spam” right from the email InfoBox.
  • Send emails to your friends right from the IM window. The email is sent directly from any account digsby is tracking for you.

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Social Networking

  • Stay up to date with everything happening on your Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn accounts.
  • Receive alerts of events such as new friend requests, messages, group invites, etc.
  • The social network InfoBox gives you a real time NewsFeed of what your friends are up to. Everything from new photos, to status updates, to upcoming birthdays is just a click away.
  • Set your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn status right from Digsby.


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Digsby will sit idle in your system try monitoring all of your IM, email and social networks. When there is an update Digsby with send a small pop-up to your screen. You can interact with the pop-up without opening Digsby so you can quickly respond to an IM or see a status update without leaving what you are working on.


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  • Customize digsby with application skins to give it a personal look and feel.
  • Change the way your conversations look with themes – everything from simple AIM-style windows to 3D conversation bubbles.
  • Complete control over the layout of buddies on the buddy list. Change everything from buddy icon size to whether or not to show a snippet of their away message.
  • Sort your buddy list how ever you want! You can organize buddies manually, by status, by service, by name or by log size to place those you communicate with most at the top. You can even choose a secondary sorting method.
  • Customizable notification system lets you choose what events you want to be alerted about and how.

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Give Digsby a try and I am sure you will also find it the best program to sit in your tray. Visit the Digsby web site to download.