Originally Posted by Catharsis
Digsby! Digsby = IM + Email + Social Networks
I run too many IM clients, so this one neatly consolidates all 5 of my IM accounts into one list. It also gives me quick-view updates of 5 email accounts, Facebook, and Twitter. I also find that it takes up less resources than Trillian. Very convenient. =D
I just use meebo for that :P I find it annoying to have windows pop up when some twerp wants to talk to me. I administered a site with over 100,000 members for two years so I get a lot of random requests.. over 3k contacts over 4 different msn accounts... It's nice to keep all of those in one firefox tab
Ofcourse for my personal MSN I use regular msn.
As for useful desktop apps...
I use WinAmp for music
CCCP for Video (MPC with codec pack)
uTorrent for torrents