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Best Windows IM of 2011: Digsby
Readers' Choice Awards 2011: Best IM
About.com readers also chose Digsby as 2011's Best Windows IM client. Readers' Choice Awards participants have consistently shown up to nominate and vote for Digsby, making it one of the most popular multi-protocol Windows IM clients.

Why Digsby is 2011's Best Windows IM

From setup to IM account management and the ease of adding new contacts to Digsby, Windows users will find a bevy of great features, including social networking connectivity with Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more.

Break away from the web browser and keep tabs on all your accounts, including emails, with POP3 and IMAP support, plus Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and AOL/AIM Mail.

Get the Best Windows IM of 2011: Download Digsby

How Our Readers Voted

  • Digsby* - 76%
  • eBuddy - 2%
  • Gtalk - 17%
  • imo.im - 3%
  • Nimbuzz - 2%

*denotes winner

Best Windows IM Finalists

Digsby
Digsby is an all-in-one IM client, offering multi-protocol support for all your favorite IM accounts, social networks, email and more. Digsby was voted best IM (third-party client), most improved IM client, best IM feature and best developers in 2008.

Gtalk
Gtalk is Google's simple, easy-to-use IM client, featuring IM, emoticons, plus webcam and audio chat.

Nimbuzz
Nimbuzz offers IM clients for Windows, Mac, a web messenger, and multiple mobile platforms. Nimbuzz was voted best mobile IM, best IM design and best IM developers of 2010.

Palringo
Palringo is a multi-protocol IM client, with support for all your favorite messenger accounts. In addition to a downloadable IM client for Windows and Mac, users can also chat on the go with Palringo Mobile IMs.

Yahoo Messenger
The venerable Yahoo Messenger is one of the most popular IM clients in North America, offering IM on its wide network, chat rooms and more. Yahoo Messenger was voted Best IM client overall in 2008 and 2009.

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