Trillian 5.5 Build 16

An all-in-one instant messaging utility that gives you the possibility to connect with a large variety of social network accounts
Trillian is an instant messaging application with a twist: it allows you to use multiple accounts for various IM services. In other words, it has the power to gather all your friends from several messengers in a single interface.

Connect with various social network accounts

This software imports all the contacts of your selected instant messaging platform (AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Skype), but it can also directly access social networks (Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, LinkedIn).

In addition, Trillian has borrowed most of the important features from other messengers that you like so much, and added new ones. You can open a new window and chat, or send a quick message to a friend who has just signed in.

Friends can be sorted in the list in various ways: alphabetically, by conversation history size, etc. There are several actions that can be performed during a conversation: you can insert a screen capture (by clicking and dragging the mouse), flag text as important (i.e. yellow text with red highlights), or change font to code style (which is especially useful if you're trying to explain a programming language to someone).

Enhance conversations with fun emoticons

There are tons of emoticons you can play with (smiley faces, objects and symbols), and some of them are compatible with Yahoo! Messenger. The chat history is better organized than in typical instant messengers, because here you can actually select a date from the calendar to access a conversation, as well as view any images exchanged between you and your friends. What’s more, the chat history can be synced between your computer and your smart phone, so it’s at your disposal everywhere you go.

To sum it up

In conclusion, Trillian is worth your while if you need an IM application that can deal with multiple accounts at a time. The streamlined interface, together with the intuitive feel gained when you get acquainted with it makes the app a reliable choice.

Reviewed by on July 4th, 2014

Also available: Portable Trillian (For U3)

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last updated on:
October 7th, 2014, 10:05 GMT
file size:
15.4 MB
developed by:
Cerulean Studios LLC
license type:
operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / Vista / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
C: \ Internet \ Chat \ Instant Messaging
download hub:
Instant Messenger ( + 2 others )


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What's New in This Release:
  • Build 16 has been released to address additional bug reports.
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Application description

Trillian Astra is a very powerful communications tool that includes a huge number of features to enhance your IM exper...

Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:

  • Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function

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