6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Digsby: Social networks and IM meet

About Video Transcript

First Look: Digsby: Social networks and IM meet

1:48 /

Move over, Trillian and Pidgin. This stylish chat app combines multiple instant-messaging accounts with Web e-mail, Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, and throws in file transfers and SMS, too.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> I'm Jessica Dolcourt of CNET Download.com and this is a first look at Digsby. Digsby is the new kid on the block that's even better than multiple network IM clients like Trillian and Pidgin because it adds IM, email and your social networks into one and it throws some plenty of extras. Let's take a look at some of the highlights. First, the app interface itself. Digsby arranges your IM contacts and chose their affiliated network and icons. You can also show or hide your IM networks to easily log on or off and this is the coolest part, you can read or compose your email, send a sweeter Twit and read Facebook and MySpace news feeds from Digsby. Now, let's look at the chat interface. Conversations are tabbed by default, but you can break them out too by going through the preferences. More on that later. In the conversation window, you can perform a nice complete list of actions including transferring files, sending email or SMS messages, starting on audio or video chat and setting alerts. There are two ways to chat, you can chat through the conversation window or respond directly in the notification window that pops up anytime someone IM's you. You'll actually receive notification bubbles for any activity. When a new email message arrives or a friend updates, Twitter for instance. However, having your notifications for all services enabled can get a little distracting. Luckily, there are twigs galore, which is the final highlight for this video. You can choose if you wanna show icons in the task tray or pick a master profile picture. You can select loud and sort your buddy list how you like. There are gazillion skins for the interface and conversation windows. You can selectively turn-off notification pop-ups, create widgets and follow links to your online account. Digsby looks good and performs impressively especially considering how many features and functions that's got crammed into it. I'm Jessica Dolcourt and this has been Digsby for Windows, Linux and Mac.

New releases

Sony's ZX2 is luxurious and pricey
2:13 March 6, 2015
The Sony Walkman ZX2 is a luxury portable player with Android streaming apps, a premium build and excellent sound -- but its incredibly...
Play video
Apps to help you plan your social life
1:04 March 6, 2015
It's time to break out of that social rut and jump-start your weekends and free time with new activities, restaurants and day trips....
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 140: Google's Atari AI, a futuristic doghouse for £20,000 and more
26:40 March 5, 2015
We check out a robot that could be a precursor to dinosaur robots, an extravagant doghouse full of luxury amenities, and an AI build...
Play video
The push to make VR headsets mainstream
1:42 March 5, 2015
Video games are literally going to people's heads. At the Game Developers Conference, virtual reality headsets were all the rage as...
Play video
Inside Scoop: Watches and what else to expect from Apple on March 9
2:49 March 5, 2015
CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Shara Tibken talk about what news might emerge from Apple's upcoming media event in San Francisco. Price and...
Play video
Hackaball brings the iPad to the playground, Ep. 194
4:37 March 5, 2015
This week on Crave we get to play with the Hackaball at the playround, find out what it would be like if Wes Anderson directed an X-Men...
Play video
Meerkat mania: Live-streaming app is new Twitter trend
2:50 March 5, 2015
Learn how to broadcast video on Twitter with Meerkat, get the band back together for Rock Band 4, and let Google be your bartending...
Play video
Netpicks: Free TV episodes and new movies on iTunes for March 2015
1:51 March 5, 2015
It can be hard to catch all the new shows on TV, so Apple's made some premieres free for a limited time. Plus, iTunes gets some movies...
Play video