Trillian is the all in one application for chating with friends from Google, Skype, Facebook, AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, and IRC. The applications integrates into Twitter and Facebook with alerts and checks both POP3 and IMAP e-mail.
Developed by Cerulean Studios, the software has been around since late 2002 it was designed to be the alternative to Windows Live Messenger. Then later incorporated several other IM protocols such as Google Talk, Skype, Facebook Chat and many more.
Trillian has definitely broadened their development horizons by making their software available for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Blackberry and Web / Cloud Client. Trillian Pro looks like a cheap purchase of only $12 dollars a year with added features. I do like their catchphrase “Skip a coffee this month and get started!”. Pro has a few feature benefits
- Store your chats in the cloud
- Support our development team
- Get answers from technical support
- No ads
There following the same structure that app developers are following on the mobile market with free apps versus paid app. The amount of features present in the paid version is not huge, but there are some notable services that might be beneficial to some users.
Over all I have been a huge fan of this application on the desktop and on the mobile application side. I have used this messanger on the Mac and on the Windows PC and I love the consistency and stability it brings. I like how I can save resources by running one messenger client and how there is not bloat hurting your application or PC performance. Overall this is a great application I will continue to use happily.
Trillian can be found at http://www.trillian.im/