Trillian, meet digsby

Trillian (software)Image from Wikipedia

If you’re like me, you like Instant Messaging. IM beats emailing any day of the week, in my book. The problem is, there’s too many options with IM! There’s AIM (AOL’s IM), Yahoo IM, ICQ (which is another owned by AOL), GoogleTalk, and Microsoft’s MSN/Live/Whatever-they’re-calling-it-this-week IM. How does one pick? How CAN one pick? I mean, my brother uses AOL, a bunch of my friends use Google, some use MSN, and some Yahoo! I will not choose amongst my friends.. I won’t!

Well, I don’t have to. For years now I’ve been using a program called Trillian which is an Instant Messaging client that supports all of the different networks. It’s a great program that has served me well for close to a decade. Wow, time flies.

Now that I’m content with my IM solution, I’m plagued by a new problem… social networks! There’s LinkedIn, MySpace, FaceBook, and Twitter! So each day I need to login to all those sites, see what my friends are up to, update my status.. goodness, what a pain! If only there was a Trillian for that! Well, there isn’t. The developers behind Trillian have locked themselves away while they create the next Trillian, named Trillian Astra. Unfortunately, while doing this they’ve let the original Trillian fall to the wayside as IM and social networks run rampant.

Lucky for us, there’s tons of developers out there willing to fill the void. One such developer is dotSyntax. They’ve created a nifty little app called digsby. digsby is one application that handles all your IM needs, like Trillian, it also handles your Emails.. woopty-doo, but it also handles MySpace, FaceBook, and Twitter! Now all I need to do is sign into this one app and IT logs into my social networks and updates me on what my friends are up to, how cool is that?

If you’re like me, and I know you are, and your tired of checking all these places so often and would like a simple solution, try digsby.. it’s free, has no annoying spyware or nagware, and it makes social networking more fun and less work!