Monday, October 13, 2008

Digsby, anyone?

I've been using Digsby for several months now.

What is Digsby? Well, it's a unified IM, email notification and social networking tool.

Do you use AIM, Yahoo, MSN, GoogleTalk, ICQ (really, who still uses ICQ?)? Tired of having all those programs sucking up your available memory? What about all those email addresses that are associated with your IM tools? And on top of that Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Digsby gracefully pulls all these disparate tools together in one convenient tool. You can have all your buddy lists tied together, and chat with anyone on any of your networks. You can be notified of emails, or updates on your social networks.

I really like Digsby. It's clean, well organized, and easy to use. It is relatively small (I'm running at 27,700k right now, according to Task Manager). What would I like to see? I'd like to see Digsby pull in Skype functionality. Voice and Video chat would be a nice touch. But if that increases the memory footprint, I would rather just see it left out.

Next time I'll chat a little about Vista. And no, I didn't drink the Kool-Aid. Vista has good and bad points.