As far as “AOL Desktop” is concerned it is a free internet suite available to any user on the internet (not just AOL / is can be used by Time Warner service subscribers or other services as well). AOL Desktop can be used as IM Client, web browser, a built-in desktop email program or a contact manager. The latest version of AOL Desktop is the tenth version of it which is available for Mac OS X and windows XP, windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and AOL download for windows 10 is also available. AOL Desktop provides you with the ability to check your email messages and manage your account online and in addition to it is also a standard web browser like Safari, Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer.
If you want to download AOL software these are the steps how you can check which version of AOL Desktop you have on your computer. Launch already installed software. Select the Help menu and click on About, it will provide you all the information you required, like major and minor version. (Example: The Minor version is 7 and the Major version is 9 in version “9.7”.)
AOL Desktop: How to Download AOL software
For AOL Desktop download this is the link discover.aol.com/software/: under the list of “All-in-one Software”, AOL Desktop should be listed first in the download list. To download the latest version of AOL Desktop you can click on Download Now or if you want to get more information click on one of the blue “AOL Desktop”. You can select the exact version of the software for you.
Note: if version 10.1 is required you can download AOL Desktop 10.1 from this Page. 10.1 version can be installed and used on the same desktop computer or laptop without any issues on which AOL Desktop 9.7 version is running. (Although you can set up the AOL Desktop program to automatically login with the username but if you have multiple users on one computer than having two versions of AOL Desktop is the solution because in that case you can be logged in two different accounts at the same without forcing anyone to log out.)
Actually, you will be downloading only launcher application, when you click on AOL Desktop download. If you run the program directly that would be sufficient, there is no need to save it: it will download and run the components which are required according to your operating system and based on already installed AOL software.
AOL Desktop is compatible with all windows OS and MAC OS X and AOL desktop download for windows 10 is also available.