Trillian

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    41,139,865
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 24, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    279
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #26 in Chat

Editors' Review

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After nearly two years, Trillian is back to claim its rightful title as king of all chat clients. Version 3.0 offers a completely overhauled interface, tabbed chatting, enhanced messaging functionality, improved file transfers, and a new Instant Lookup feature. The program offers simultaneous access to the fab-five chat clients: Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, ICQ, mIRC, and AIM. By importing your passwords, buddy lists, and client preferences into its own interface, Trillian acts as a hub for all your chat traffic.

Installation and setup are simple, and the included features are useful. You can check supported e-mail accounts with one click, view detailed event logs for each client, and, of course, chat. Plus, each supported chat client has options such as video and voice messaging, SMS support, and file transfers. Trillian also offers skin support, although they can be a bit testy to install. While you'll occasionally lose contact with AIM, that's AOL's fault. Credit Trillian for fixing these blocks quickly.

The best thing about Trillian is that it's absolutely free--there's no adware or functionality limitations. So if you need help managing your schizophrenic chatting identity, this puppy's for you.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 823 votes

    • 5 star 423
    • 4 star 228
    • 3 star 71
    • 2 star 44
    • 1 star 57
  • 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

"Nice little integration product."

April 22, 2007  |  By patjade

 |  Version: Trillian 3.1

Pros

Puts several IM programs together.

Cons

Loses some of the customized features that come with each IM program.

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4 stars

"good functionality, rubbish emoticons"

April 22, 2007  |  By foster3jd

 |  Version: Trillian 3.1

Pros

To be able to link all my messenger accounts within the one application is great and the option to organise groups into hierarchies is awesome.

Cons

The pre-installed emoticons are extremely poor and there doesn't appear to be an option to load your own personal set, unlike with windows messenger... if this were improved then 5* rating would be just around the corner.

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1 stars

"good enough but could be better"

April 22, 2007  |  By IcePrincessMary

 |  Version: Trillian 3.1

Pros

ability to see more than one messenger at a time

Cons

The box to send comments from is too small to accomodate larger font sizes.

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5 stars

"Awesome...wouldn't use anything else"

April 20, 2007  |  By kbamslam

 |  Version: Trillian 3.1

Pros

Versatile, all in one product

Cons

Could use a built-in gmail system. The only add-on one crashes too much for my taste.

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1 stars

"False, False, False"

April 20, 2007  |  By Vanillaman

 |  Version: Trillian 3.1

Pros

None

Cons

I seriously find myself questioning the integrity of CNET Download.com The positive reviews are fake, as I was duped into downloading Trillian based on such reviews. for example, one reviewer describes it as "Full Featured". This is entirely untrue and completely the very opposite. Its false.

I'm usually pretty savvy, and after 3 weeks, Trillian is anything but `Full Featured', and is "extremely" restrictive with "very few features at all". Its support is deliberately vague, otherwise it would be `user friendly'. As with most programs who want to avoid customer contact, they fob you off with a `forum' to ask other alleged users (highly likely to be Cerulean Studios Trillian staff) FAQ is always an obvious cop out, and if you fall for that, more fool you. STAY AWAY FROM THIS FAKE & DON'T BE DECEIVED. ITS A TURKEY.

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2 stars

"No chat room"

April 16, 2007  |  By foxygrandma

 |  Version: Trillian 3.1

Pros

Did not like

Cons

It was confusing to me. I thought it would have a chat room feature, but it does not.

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5 stars

"The Best IMing Program"

April 16, 2007  |  By opeca64

 |  Version: Trillian 3.1

Pros

No Adware, Multiple Screen Names, Chat with friends over different Platforms.

Cons

Occationally it takes a bit to start up and login.

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4 stars

"Great"

April 15, 2007  |  By andrew.gray

 |  Version: Trillian 3.1

Pros

Takes some time to get used to, but after that a fully featured IM client. Best intigrated chat program at the moment.

Cons

Different to the layout of Yahoo and Msn Messenger. Needs some getting used to!

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5 stars

"One of the true jewels of instant messenging"

April 14, 2007  |  By obrienpc

 |  Version: Trillian 3.1

Pros

Everything about this Trillian is 5 stars. It is well written, so it has never caused me any problems with any OS I have ever used it on. Trillian makes it a breeze to handle multiple instant messaging accounts with only one application. Plus, I can still do things like send or receive files and use emoticons. It's just simply a winner.

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3 stars

"I RE-downloaded it, again"

April 11, 2007  |  By dcwttaoo1

 |  Version: Trillian 3.1

Pros

I have being using Trillian for a long time, and thats the reason why I had to re-download it again, because something went wrong, again. Yes thats pro, because it fixed the problem, with no Money cost.

Cons

I only use it for AIM, but with 6.0 out, i have downloaded that too, and like that more. It doesn't support the latest version of Yahoo, and since i don't use ICQ or MSN i have no comment. The Next version has promise, since i do use google chat, and want to use MySpace IM, and LJ chat, jabber, and others, but you have to wait for the the next version to use those. While there are other chat programs that already do those out there, i haven't downloaded them because, change sucks.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Cerulean Studios
Publisher web site http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/
Release Date February 24, 2005
Date Added February 24, 2005
Version 3.1
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
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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