Web professionals often struggle keeping up-to-date and in-the-know with
instant messaging, email, and the activity of social networks. The process of
getting and staying connected can be overwhelming, which is why many opt for
tools and applications which facilitate that communication. dotSyntax, an
instant messaging startup, today announced the public beta launch of
Digsby, a product that integrates
account management of these channels into one easy-to-use application.
||Digsby makes it easy to create a combined IM buddy list (for AIM,
MSN, YAHOO, ICQ, Google Talk and Jabber) and features duplicate contact
merging, tabbed conversation windows and two way SMS from within the IM
window. Digsby also features e-mail alerts and includes an "Inbox
Snapshot" view that allows users to perform actions like "mark as read"
and "report spam". There are even real-time social newsfeeds for
Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. There's even real-time audio/video chat
through a partnership with TokBox.
"Online account management is cumbersome due to lack of interoperability
and the need to manage accounts across multiple mediums," said Steve
Shapiro, president of dotSyntax, "We think Digsby will be the preferred
platform for high efficiency digital communication through our easy-to-use
combined account management and integration."