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Trillian

Trillian Basic 3 - all in one instant messenger

review from furman87's essential software

 

Do you connect to more than one Instant Messenger (IM) service? I have accounts on AIM, Yahoo, and MSN and there's no way that I'm going to have all three IM programs running at once. Is David on AIM or Yahoo? Is Bob on MSN or AIM? Are they online? Trying to keep track of which service your friends and family are on would drive you insane -- unless you use Trillian.

 

Trillian Basic is a free IM program that supports AIM, Yahoo, MSN, and ICQ in one neat, easy-to-use interface. All of your contacts are right there on one screen, so you can group and sort them any way you like. The features that Trillian supports are too numerous to list here, so just go ahead and download it and give it a try. If you like it and want even more features, there is a Pro ($25) version that offers access to IRC, Jabber (including Google Talk), Novell GroupWise messenger, and Rendezvous. The Pro version also offers video chat if you're into that. Since I don't have a camera and don't want people to see me scratching myself, I guess I'll stick to the Basic version until I get more adventurous.

 

And before you comment about the other IM clients that support multiple services -- yes, I know they're out there. I've tried Miranda and Gaim (and a few others that I can't recall right now) and really like them, but there are just enough things about them that bother me, so I end up going back to Trillian.

 

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