Trillian Astra

Trillian Astra

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1839 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    41,139,865
  • Date Added:
    May 25, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    279
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #26 in Chat

Editors' Review

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If it isn't enough to chat with friends from Google, MySpace IM, Skype, and Facebook, as well as AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, and IRC on Trillian't multinetwork IM app, you can comfortably count the app's deep hooks into Twitter and Facebook alerts and checking e-mail (both POP3 and IMAP varieties) as reasons for switching from your current messenger.

Among its best social networking traits, Trillian will automatically shorten URLs in your tweets, and handle 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 in-box 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.

In addition, there's support for drag-and-drop file transferring, skins, notifications, and all sorts of tweaking in the preference menu. Trillian earns a thumbs-up for previewing a Web site when you hover the cursor over a URL in the conversation window, but the same feature is less effective and less accurate when applied to looking up definitions of terms found within the chat window (luckily, you can turn the helpers off.)

Legacy users will be pleased to know that Trillian Astra (code for version 4.0 and up) runs lighter than previous versions, and you're less likely to notice system slowdowns because of memory leaks. Video chat gets basic support. The paid upgrade gives you browser-based IM from Trillian.im, full-screen video and filters, many more visual customizations, 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 with the changes, though those using the free version clearly won't get the full effect of Trillian's more-advanced features.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 1839 votes

    • 5 star 853
    • 4 star 494
    • 3 star 176
    • 2 star 98
    • 1 star 218
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4 stars

"Solid and smooth"

June 23, 2010  |  By dkloke

 |  Version: Trillian Astra 4.2

Pros

Handles all major IM services
Many options to customize interface and experience
Stable, mature product
Good tech support

Cons

Lots of options to set, a central index of them would help
Theme heavy

Summary

Just upgraded from v3, glad to see this version is mature and stable (because it wasn't when it debuted). A colleague had an issue with a secure proxy, support responded to his forum post w/in 30 minutes and had a fix module for him within the hour.

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5 stars

"it sure beats ms messenger and yahoo messenger"

June 17, 2010  |  By sharwy

 |  Version: Trillian Astra 4.2

Pros

easy to work with, clean no freezing, no crashing,Connections to AIM, ICQ, IRC, WLM, Yahoo, Google, FaceBook, MySpace, Skype, Bonjour and Twitter all in one. Expandable plugins and customizable skins.

Cons

Not all clients have AV chat enabled, yet. MySpace plugin does not aggregate status updates yet.

Summary

its a great tool who has more then one IM account and I highly recommend you try it for yourself to see, remember you have to pay to get help

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4 stars

"very intuitive"

June 08, 2010  |  By clarmr

 |  Version: Trillian Astra 4.2

Pros

seems to gather information about people e-mailing you rather well and displays there photos and other online information etc

Cons

my outlook seem to have slowed down a bit so i deleted it

Summary

it is great if they can work out the speed with out look...the im feature appeared to very kool and i may prefer it to the rest bc it can log you into multiple accounts at once including your work e-mail accounts if u use Google mail at work

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4 stars

"Not to shabby."

June 03, 2010  |  By dougp3104

 |  Version: Trillian Astra 4.2

Pros

It loaded all of my messengers and they work well. Nice skins for it. Definitely not drab. Very customizable and can be used anytime.

Cons

Can't think of any.

Summary

Pretty cool really. I use it instead of all of my other messengers. Nice to hear the chime when someone comes on.

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5 stars

"As advertised"

June 03, 2010  |  By punkinguts

 |  Version: Trillian Astra 4.2

Pros

It works as advertised, all messages in one place is a great time saver. Beautiful interface.

Cons

I haven't found a way to receive MSN alerts, though IM works perfectly.

Summary

I've been able to log into every messenger application I've tried. AIM works perfectly as does Yahoo, Twitter, MSN, etc. I can even retrieve email from lesser known services. The interface is nice and the program hasn't crashed once on my Windows 7 64 bit machine. I liked it so much I bought the two copies of the Pro version while it's on sale for my daughter and me.

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5 stars

"Simply superb! Great job guys! Keep it up!"

June 03, 2010  |  By anand.khandewale

 |  Version: Trillian Astra 4.2

Pros

Smoothly integrates with all my accounts and superb features, including smilies! Excellent interface as well.

Cons

Nothing to my knowledge!

Summary

I liked it very much and would not hesitate recommending it to all my friends!

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4 stars

"great product"

June 02, 2010  |  By master_mind413

 |  Version: Trillian Astra 4.2

Pros

it did exactly what I was looking for it combined all my IM accounts into one easy to handle box and it did it well with some extras also

Cons

the webcam feature was harder to handle on Astra then that of msn of yim

Summary

its a great tool for some one who has more then one IM account and I highly recommend you try it for yourself to see

Updated on Jun 2, 2010

it must be your computer man because ive been using it for a while now with no issues at all

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5 stars

"Awesome Multi-IM client and Social Aggregator."

June 02, 2010  |  By deloreancowboy

 |  Version: Trillian Astra 4.2

Pros

Connections to AIM, ICQ, IRC, WLM, Yahoo, Google, FaceBook, MySpace, Skype, Bonjour and Twitter all in one. Expandable via plugins and customizable via skins (themes for pro). Community quickly responds to questions and devs quickly resolve issues.

Cons

Not all clients have AV chat enabled, yet. MySpace plugin does not aggregate status updates yet. No bigs as most products out there don't have MySpace status updates and the site is almost dead.

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5 stars

"users u NEED use the forum for help"

June 01, 2010

 |  Version: Trillian Astra 4.2

Pros

EXCELLENT program

users if you need help please use the forum
we will gladly help you -
regarding FB please go to forum to check setup

im running the pro

Cons

none WORKS WELL

Summary

Great version
again the ney sayer either go to forum for help or pay pro for support

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3 stars

"Doesn't connect to facebook chat."

June 01, 2010  |  By nnee197333

 |  Version: Trillian Astra 4.2

Pros

Good... bu

Cons

Does not connect to facebook. Which is a big minus point for me, can anyone please tell me what might be the prob. It connects to every other account except facebook.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2
Version 4.2 adds instant lookup for links, easier retweeting, simultaneous sign-in for Windows Live chat, and an organized history window.
General
Publisher Cerulean Studios
Publisher web site http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/
Release Date June 30, 2010
Date Added May 25, 2010
Version 4.2
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 7
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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