AOL Desktop
AOL Desktop 1.7.784
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AOL Desktop is a complete AOL Internet package for your Mac.

AOL is back for Mac. AOL is reaffirming its commitment to Mac users with the first beta release of a brand new, all-in-one Web software, now available for download: AOL Desktop for Mac. The best part, this free new software was developed by Mac users, for Mac users, from the ground up. Your Mac makes your life easy. Make it even easier with the new AOL Desktop for Mac.

Highlights include:
  • Speed: Installs in seconds and launches fast - so you can begin browsing immediately, without signing
What's New
Version 1.7.784:
  • Improved compatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks;
  • Improved accessibility from the keyboard and from VoiceOver;
  • Bug fixes.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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AOL Desktop User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Bdkennedy1 commented on 25 Dec 2013
Why?
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Jcraig replied on 26 Dec 2013
Agreed. Didn't AOL die sometime in the last decade? And who still uses AIM?
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Grandpa John commented on 28 May 2013
Ah yes, I can remember the days of AOL updates. They made great little miniature frisbees. And there were so many of them!

Now if I were to join and get an AOL email address I fear that I'd be laughed out of any social gathering that I drop in on.
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bbw7 replied on 29 May 2013
Those disks made really swell bicycle reflectors too -- as well as coasters.
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Dana Sutton commented on 28 May 2013
Way way back in the late 1980's I was an AOl subscriber, back in the days of the dialup modem. For some reason (which, looking back, I can't for the life of me understand) I resisted the idea of using different apps for different internet purposes (one for browsing, one for e-mail, etc.) so that the idea of an all-in-one piece of software was immensely attractive. But if the idea of the AOL Desktop once struck me as attractive, the interface design and performance never did. Not for a moment. Back then, every single one of its features stunk to high heaven, and I bet the same is true today.
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RavenNevermore replied on 28 May 2013
Those were the days alright. I remember the first time they let you use a separate web browser, it was a HUGE improvement to the dumbed down thing that was integrated into the AOL client.

I can't imagine why anyone would use this now? They eliminated all the fun stuff on AOL, like the chat rooms years ago.
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KeisukeHoashi reviewed on 05 Nov 2012
AOL 1.7.7 is NOT compatible with OS 10.8 Mountain Lion. AOL has no set date for an upgrade; Apple has released 2 upgrades that have not fixed the problem. AOL's troubleshooting page simply says they are working on it. Do not install AOL Desktop for Mac if you have a 10.8 machine.
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alphapromo reviewed on 26 Nov 2011
I installed AOL 1.7 on O/S 10.6.8, with no problems. It was my first install on a new Mac. However, the program is a bare-bones platform of what should be a full service platform. There are problems with Mail already read; Attachments (some go easily while others need to be enclosed in a separate folder); Attachments, when added to an email, show up also in the body of an email, which is done automatically by the program, regretfully; and other issues. The graphics on this program are deplorable.

I tried to install AOL 9.0 Optimized on my new Mac, which is an old program I currently run on my old Mac and 2 PC's, which is wonderful. It would be a blessing if AOL would just take this, tweek it for the current operating system, and forget all the time they are wasting and losing with poor customer satisfaction.

I have been an AOL customer for 25 years, but my patience is wearing out. Shame, shame on AOL for introducing such a poor-quality, inferior piece of software.
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Rpaege commented on 04 Nov 2010
Just because once upon a time AOL outlived its usefulness doesn't mean that it can't reinvent itself into something worthwhile. I'm willing to try this with that in mind.
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Bdkennedy1 commented on 19 Oct 2010
Which Mac users asked for a commitment from AOL? Anyone?
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Paulimpola commented on 16 Oct 2010
In case anyone isn't sure just what this is, it's AOL's version of the Internet. If the Internet can be symbolized as an alley cat, then AOL is a pampered, neutered and de-clawed house cat that is never permitted outdoors.
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Blueshead50 commented on 15 Oct 2010
This thing is like a zombie.. It's dead, but still thinks it's alive.. :)
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Mysticalos replied on 15 Oct 2010
I laughed.
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Bezierboy replied on 15 Oct 2010
Been undead since before the millenium.
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Harv commented on 15 Oct 2010
Please note folks, this release is BETA and may well have all the pitfalls that entails.

I have not tried this version, so I have no comments in that regard. I do have opinions about AOL, but will express them elsewhere, as most of you are, I presume, looking for User feedback, and not my editorial musings.
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Monkeyjunkey rated on 28 May 2013

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Ivan-Tiukov rated on 29 Mar 2011

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Robtpatrick rated on 14 Jan 2011

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Version Downloads:615
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:25 Dec 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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AOL Desktop is a complete AOL Internet package for your Mac.

AOL is back for Mac. AOL is reaffirming its commitment to Mac users with the first beta release of a brand new, all-in-one Web software, now available for download: AOL Desktop for Mac. The best part, this free new software was developed by Mac users, for Mac users, from the ground up. Your Mac makes your life easy. Make it even easier with the new AOL Desktop for Mac.

Highlights include:
  • Speed: Installs in seconds and launches fast - so you can begin browsing immediately, without signing in.
  • Tabbed Organization: Tabs on browser and IM give you easy access and an uncluttered, organized view for all of your windows.
  • AIM Integration: AIM is built right in so you can see which buddies are online, chat and more.
  • Customization: Highly customizable toolbar makes it easy to keep your favorites right at your fingertips with access to them on any Internet-connected computer.


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