Really digging Digsby Build 60

The last time I used Digsby was last year. Back then I was glad an app allowed me to sign to my multiply IM accounts at the same time. However, I decided to stop using it because it was quite the resource hog back then.

All that has changed thanks to Build 60 of Digsby. Here’s a run-down of the notable changes it brings with it:

  • Performance: We’ve optimized performance from the ground up, reducing overall CPU usage by about 50%
  • Buddy List Search: Press Ctrl+F to easily search your buddy list or the web
  • Emoticons: Added four new emoticon packs to choose from
  • File Transfers: Improved the reliability of AIM, ICQ, and MSN file transfers
  • Conversations: Added an option for new IM windows to start hidden and blink the tray icon instead of popping up a window
  • New Infobox: The infobox now uses the same user interface control as the IM window (WebKit), making it much faster and more versatile
  • Twitter: Added Retweet support
  • MySpace: Added support for setting status on MySpace
  • Google Talk: Added support for the Invisible status on Gtalk
  • And More: Over 100 other bug fixes and enhancements!

I agree with the many happy Digsby users today that the Digsby team has really delivered a good release this time around. The feature I have noticed and love the most is indeed the reduced CPU usage which I noticed right away after starting it up while running five Chrome windows each with at least four tabs open.

Last year, running Digsby in the same situation would’ve easily brought my notebook to a snail’s pace, but not today.

Thanks to its Twitter and Facebook support, I’ve eliminated the need to use TweetDeck which has been another resource-hog of late. On top of all that, is the key feature of having access to all my IM accounts at the same time.

Give Digsby a spin, you’d be amazed with it.

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