Is there one IM client that can handle all the popular services? ~ Ask The Admin

Friday, February 15, 2008

Is there one IM client that can handle all the popular services?

Well I am so glad you asked! We just found ourselves head over heels on valentines day and the object of our affection is Digsby. No Digsby is not some strange foreign chick.

Digsby is a multi-client instant messenger. It can do Gtalk, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Jabber. This is what we have been looking for! I hate having to open separate clients to chat with friends. Finally one client to rule them all - I hope it stays free!!!

On top of all that it has a widget for your website to allow users to interact with you like Plugoo. Check it out on the side bar right now...

As a client it has slick pop-ups and looks great!

It can check your email for you and lets you customize your client to suit your needs. Digsby is in Beta right now and is available only via a "Beta Invite Code" But we found one that seems to work every time!Digsby gave us 1000 invites so share them with your friends!

Download the Digsby beta from here. Use beta code AskTheAdmin for downloading Digsby. Set up a username and password, add your accounts and you will chatting with the best of them in no time!

Check out this information from their website.

Instant Messaging
  • One combined buddy list for all your AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber Accounts.
  • Manage multiple conversations with tabbed conversation windows. You can drag + drop tabs out into their own windows for important conversations.
  • Rename contacts with an alias so you don't have to remember buddy names like "giantsfan123".
  • If one of your friends has more than one IM account you can combine them into a single merged contact to eliminate duplicate buddies.
  • Send your friends SMS messages right from the IM window.
  • The InfoBox lets you check everyone's status message and profile just by moving your mouse down the list.
  • Changing your status has never been easier - just one click right on the buddy list!
  • Multitask while you chat. Minimize the IM window and you see popups of new IM's. Best of all, you can reply right from the popup and get back to what you were doing.
  • Log conversation history and find the information you need in our search enabled log viewer.
  • And so much more.
  • 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.
Social Networking
  • Stay up to date with everything happening on your Facebook or MySpace account (other network support coming soon).
  • 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.
  • 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 and position to whether or not to show a snippet of a buddy's 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.
  • Digsby offers complete synchronization between computers and installations. Everything from the skin you choose to your pre-defined status messages follows you from place to place.
  • You can place a widget on your blog, website, or social network profile and chat with visitors right from digsby.
  • Manage multiple simultaneous file transfers from one simple transfer manager.
[Via TechZilo]