Trillian Astra

Trillian Astra

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1839 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0.24
  • Total Downloads:
    41,139,865
  • Date Added:
    February 17, 2010
  • File Size:
    15.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    279
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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More than three years in the making, Trillian is back with a slight name change and a slew of new features. It's keeping the beta code-name Astra as part of its official title, but more importantly it's been updated for the modern IM world. Skinnable but not modular, the chat client now supports Google, MySpace IM, Skype, and Facebook, as well as AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, and IRC. Both POP3 and IMAP e-mail checking see some love here, too.

Trillian now has deep hooks into Facebook and Twitter. It will automatically shorten URLs in your tweets, as well as allow direct messages, re-tweets, and replies. Twitter Trends can show up in your contact list, and you can get tweets to appear in tooltip form. Facebook features include news feed integration, Facebook Inbox checking, and synchronized message updating in addition to Facebook IM. Just on these features alone, Trillian Astra offers a bit more than its IM competitors.

Trillian Astra runs lighter than the previous version, too, and you're less likely to notice system slowdowns because of Trillian memory leaks. Video chat gets basic support, as does universal drag-and-drop file transfer. The paid upgrade gives you browser-based IM from Trillian.im, full-screen video and filters to colorize your vids, multiple simultaneous file transfer, and themes, as well as tech support. These features are available for the first 30 days you use the free version, then they deactivate. The biggest changes, besides the reskinned interface, are the long-needed performance improvements and support for a broad range of IM protocols. Longtime fans won't be disappointed.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 9
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    • 1 star 4
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    3.9

    out of 1839 votes

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  • 4 stars

    "Meh... Needs work."

    January 20, 2014   |   By G0b0fraggle

    Version: Trillian 5.4.0.15

    Pros

    Connects to many products

    Cons

    IRC is not very good
    Ads are annoying
    Adds apps you didn't ask for
    hard to tell which app a notification is coming from

    Summary

    I uninstalled because the IRC setup makes no sense, would autodisconnect from a server that needs no login info that I connect to all the time with mIRC. I couldn't even get to the group setup.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 4.1.0.24
    Version 4.1.0.24 fixes some crashes and works with Facebook XMPP.
    General
    Publisher Cerulean Studios
    Publisher web site http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/
    Release Date February 11, 2010
    Date Added February 17, 2010
    Version 4.1.0.24
    Category
    Category Communications
    Subcategory Chat
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 15.44MB
    File Name trillian-v5.5.0.15.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 41,139,865
    Downloads Last Week 279
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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