dotSyntax released a new version of Digsby, the popular multi-network instant messaging and social networking program. This update provides three new features, and sports a new look for Windows 7.
- Digsby now integrates with MySpaceID, providing real-time notification from your MySpace activity stream, status updates, and photos.
- OneRiot integration provides real-time search, giving users quick access to what's buzzing in news, videos and blogs.
- And a new Global Status feature lets you update your status across all IM and social network accounts at once, much like Ping.fm or HelloTxt.
“People want instant access to the content their friends are sharing,” said Steve Shapiro, president of dotSyntax, “Our partnerships make Digsby the premier desktop client to discover and participate in social conversations that are taking place right now.”
The new Global Status feature also allows you to share links (via their own URL shortener digs.by) and pictures (via pic.im). I'm not real fond of URL shorteners, especially after this week's drama surrounding tr.im, but Twitter makes them practically unavoidable. This integration at least makes it easy to shorten URLs when posting updates to Twitter.
It is great to see the competition heating up between Digsby and Trillian Astra. If only Digsby had an iPhone version…
You can download Digsby at www.digsby.com
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