Trillian

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Trillian

A cross-platforms IM client with multiple protocols support and eye candy design.

3.5

Our rating: 

3.5

Pros & Cons:

Flashy interface and designed to be very user-friendly, light on resources.
Installer includes toolbar and third party software, advertisements pop up in conversation windows, features limited in the free version.

Our Review:

If you want something that has more design, Trillian might be the option for you. Trillian has indeed evolved over the years into something quite beautiful. It perhaps has the most eye candy out of all the IM clients that have been mentioned (excluding if you can figure out how to theme Miranda IM).

Although it does not seem to support as many IM protocols as pidgin and Miranda IM do, it still supports some pretty unique ones such as LinkedIn and Foursquare.

With support for LinkedIn, Foursquare, Facebook and Twitter, the program allows you to update your status of these site through Trillian.

It also supports a wide range of operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Blackberry and the Web).

The installer does come bundled with other software such as winzip and a Trillian toolbar, in which you can opt out of (Trillian 5.1 Build 18 Free). Just remember to press “no thanks” for software you do not want. Trillian also has Ads that pop up within your conversation list telling you to upgrade to their pro version, which is kind of an annoyance also.


Trillian was reviewed by on based on version 5.1.0.18.