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Trillian

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.0.15
  • Total Downloads:
    41,151,342
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 06, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    218
  • 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

    3.5

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 0
    • 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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1 stars

"Account issues"

December 03, 2011  |  By m_amrita

 |  Version: Trillian 5.1.0.15

Pros

Haven't found them yet

Cons

can't even get started chatting

Summary

I upgraded my Trillian software. I had an account and when I installed this version last week, I had to start a new account and can't bring up the friends from my old account.

Not worth the frustration, IMHO. Looking for a new chat program.

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3 stars

"easy running"

November 19, 2011  |  By frnewman92

 |  Version: Trillian 5.1.0.15

Pros

cross server communications easier

Cons

a trifle obscure for a novice [ i am one]

Summary

great facility, thank you

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5 stars

"it is so user friendly"

November 15, 2011  |  By Sinberg

 |  Version: Trillian 5.1.0.15

Pros

everything

Cons

none at this time

Summary

I have recommended this to all my friends.

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5 stars

"Great product Best all around chat program out there"

November 15, 2011  |  By joeytap

 |  Version: Trillian 5.1.0.15

Pros

all your accounts in one place

Cons

Have found no cons yet

Summary

easy to use easy to set up

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Cerulean Studios
Publisher web site http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/
Release Date November 06, 2011
Date Added November 06, 2011
Version 5.1.0.15
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.92MB
File Name trillian-v5.6.0.5.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 41,151,342
Downloads Last Week 218
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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