Although Pidgin is great, I've had some annoyances for a while and tried instead to use InstantBird
, but development on that client doesn't seem to be advancing. There are a few conspicuous bugs that have been around for almost the whole year I've been using it (some of them I pointed out to the devs). Look forward to more choice in open, cross-platform clients, so this is good news. Hopefully Digsby goes with a GPL or LGPL license.
Yes, Digsby is here on the siteIs it good?
It hasn't gotten a lot of attention here on the site, but I've only seen mostly positive reviews. For example, a PCMag review from 2 years ago
Digsby is my main IM client, mostly because it can handle every IM system protocol out there—AIM, Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo, you name it. Only Meebo offers more services, but, as a web-based app, it's somewhat limited compared with Digsby. The big players offer two services at the most—Yahoo and Live talk to each other, while Gmail's chat can handle AIM as well as its own. Digsby also does a great job of keeping you abreast of your social network feed, with tray icons and dedicated windows for each service, in which you can update your status. Its voice and video capability using TokBox is functional, but I tend to use Windows Live Messenger or Skype for that.Sidenote
: I was very amused by the download.com review
of the program that was written before they started including their own adware in everything they host:
Users should be aware that Digsby now calls out all of its bundleware during the installation process, so install with caution if you don't want the Ask.com toolbar or the grid computing protocol. This is a marked improvement from when Digsby only allowed opting out after the program was installed, so we're more comfortable recommending the program once again.