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AIM Beta

AIM Beta is a free instant messenger. With this freeware you can tell your buddies what you're doing with status updates. Freshen up your Buddy List® window. Change the color. Plus, all of the same great AIM features you know and love! A new 'IM Catcher' corrals all messages into a single interface to help users effectively screen and manage their IM sessions with an unlimited number of Buddies.

What is AIM Beta?
AOL AIM Triton is the next generation release of AOL Instant Messenger. It is an all new user experience with an elegant, tabbed look and feel. The tabbed messaging interface helps users easily transition from text to mobile instant messaging or AOL Talk, and will eventually enable users to launch video IM sessions, share files or images and invite Buddies to play games with one click.

AIM Beta's New 'Quicknote' feature replaces the initial IM window to provide a snapshot of known contact information about that buddy and give users three choices: launching an IM session, launching an AOL Talk session or sending a mobile text message to a cellular user.

What's New in AIM Beta ?
* Choose the AIM installation that's right for you. We made some changes to our installation process -- you'll get our "Recommended" package by default, or you can choose to customize what's included. No matter which you choose, you'll still get the option to add on AIM Tunes and QQ Games plugins. With "Recommended," you automatically get the following:
o AIM Toolbar: Check your mail, set your status from your browser, broadcast cool Web sites to your buddies using AIM Share and more.
o as your home page: Stay up to date with the latest news with We'll set your default browser, whether it's Internet Explorer or Firefox.
o AOL Search, enhanced by Google, as your default search engine: AOL Search delivers great search and multimedia results all delivered on one page -- so you can search less and discover more.
* Speaking of search, check out the new "Hot Searches" module at the bottom of your Buddy List(r) window. It gives you one-click access to the top searches so you are always on top of what's hot.
* We made some small changes to the much-loved Buddy Info window. The IM and "add buddies" functions were moved from the bottom to the top of the window to increase your viewing area. Don't forget, in AIM 6.5 we added the ability to add pictures from the Web to your Buddy Info. Just right-click, or click the picture on the format bar in "edit" mode.

AIM Beta has license: Freeware
File Size: 13.26 MB
Freeware AIM Beta Requirements:
- Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/XP64/Vista64