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Digsby's at it again - this time they want you to tweet for dollars

Digsby, I really want to like your app. It is, after all, one of the best multi-protocol instant messaging apps around. But when you keep doing unsavory stuff like this, well... it makes it hard to do that. If you happen to be connected to Digsby's email sewage pipe, you no doubt received the same offer I did. It read kind of like this: "Hey, we're friends with the dudes at ad.ly and they pay...

Digbsy pushes out a major update to Twitter client, for better or worse

Digsby is a social networking and instant messaging tool for Windows that has does so many different things it's hard to describe them all. Arguably, it's not the best at any one thing. For instance in AOL Instant Messenger it doesn't support chat rooms, and the Twitter client is a bit simple compared to fuller featured applications like Twhirl or TweetDeck. But you know what? That's part of...

Digsby improves Facebook support, goes on crapware diet

Digsby took a lot of heat recently after Lifehacker slammed them for "joining the dark side" -- something a commenter pointed out back in November 2008 when I vented about the adware-packed new installer. Over on the Digsby blog today, they're trumpeting a new version - one which adds of new Facebook features (things like commenting, liking, and photos), Myspace IM support (stop chuckling),...

11 useful Windows apps that tie in to your GMail account

Love your GMail account but want to do more with it? If you're a Windows user, there are plenty of great (and free) apps that take advantage of your massive inbox in the cloud! GBridge sets up a Hamachi-like VPN and offers loads of cool features for your Windows desktop, including file sharing, backup and synchronization, and remote control via VNC. Since the developers added support for...

Trillan Astra chat client leaves beta

After years of private testing, Trillian launched a public beta of its updated multi-protocol chat client earlier this summer. This week, the company took off the beta label, and Trillian Astra replaces the company's older chat client. Trillian Astra lets users chat with contacts on a number of services, including AOL Intant Messenger, Windows live Mesenger, Google Talk, ICQ, and Yahoo!...

Digsby responds to claims of shady money-making tactics

Digsby is probably one of the best instant messaging/social networking applications I've ever used. I'll go ahead and put that bias on my sleeve. Not only does the application let you chat with contacts on AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, and Windows Live and Yahoo! Messengers, but it also acts as an email notifier and provides you with updates (and the ability to update your status) on social...

Digsby launches URL shortener, adds global status update feature

Multi-protocol chat client Digsby launched an update today with a handful of new features. First up, there's a new Global Status dialog that lets you set your status on multiple social networks including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace simultaneously. You can also update your IM status using this box. Digsby has also revamped its MySpace newsfeed to include a full activities stream,...

Digsby chat client updated, CPU use reduced by 50%

Multi-protocol chat client Digsby received a major update today, with over 100 bug fixes and new features. At the top of the list, the new version should use about 50% less CPU cycles than previous builds. Digsby is a chat client that lets you chat with contacts whether they're using AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, or Facebook Chat. It also lets you read and write...

Digsby Alpha reduces CPU usage, offers smoother performance

Digsby is a multi-protocol chat and social networking client that lets you update your Facebook, MySpace and Twitter status or chat with your AIM, Windows Live, Google Talk, or Yahoo! Messenger. Overall, it's a pretty awesome little utility if you'd rather use one application to track all of your accounts at once. But it's historically been a bit of a resource hog. Now there's a new alpha version...

New portable Digsby version available

Carsten Knobloch - who previously put together the first portable version of Google Chrome - had created a portable version of Digsby several months ago. Updates, however, caused it to stop functioning, but it looks like he's managed to solve the problem with some help from a friend. On Monday, he posted an updated version of the popular multi-protocol instant messaging app (for which he thanks...

New Digsby installer loaded with bloat and adverts

Until about 15 minutes ago I was a big Digsby fan. When I fired up the installer on my clean Vista x64 machine today, I was greeted with an unpleasant sight. First off, you don't even download the actual installer from Digsby.com anymore - it's a downloader application. While I'm not a fan of downloaders in general, this one in particular got me all riled up. Apart from half a dozen crapware...

VoxOx brings chat, social networking, phone calls together

VoxOx is one of those applications that does so many things that the easiest way to describe it is by listing some of the tools it can replace: AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, Jabber, Google Talk, MSN Messenger, whatever email and social networking notifiers you use. In other words, it's like Digsby. But with support for video chat and VoIP calls to telephones. Oh yeah, and VoxOx automatically...

Digsby cuts memory footprint, adds LinkedIn notifications

There's a new version of the free Windows chat/social messaging client Digsby today. Probably the biggest change in this release is a dramatic reduction in memory use. Like a 75% reduction. One of the biggest complaints early Digsby users had was that the application was a memory hog. And while it still certainly uses a bit more memory than some IM clients, that's to be expected since Digsby...

Digsby multi-protocol chat client seriously cuts RAM usage

Digsby is probably one of the coolest free Windows applications released in recent memory. The utility is like Pidgin mashed up with Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, and it has email notifiers for Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo! Mail as well as other services thrown in for good measure. There's just one problem: Digsby is a major resource hog. Early builds of Digsby have been known to eat over 100MB...

Change the look of your chat client with Digsby skins

After checking out 10 slick new themes for NetNewsWire yesterday, we started going on a themes kick. Many of our favorite applications, from VLC to Firefox are skinnable. Today, let's take a look at chat and social networking application Digsby. Digsby already ships with a decent looking set of skins. But if you'd prefer Digsby to look like Windows Live Messenger, or a native OS X application...