Trillian is a popular instant messaging application which can connect to most of the popular online IM services, enable chat over a number of networks.
The program is capable of logging users in to ICQ, MSN Messenger, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger and even IRC networks. It provides all of the common functionality over these networks including, when applicable, access to file transfers, emoticons, video chat and contacts.
When adding various accounts to your Trillian installation, it will import your contacts either automatically or manually. After installing, you are provided with a useful wizard which will help unite all of your instant messaging accounts from the networks Trillian supports.
One cool feature of Trillian which differentiates it from some of the other instant messaging programs is its ability to be themed/skinned. Virtually endless opportunities are available on the web for dressing it up as you wish.
Trillian supports video conferencing with Apple's Quicktime codecs, can send SMS messages over the web and more.
Overall, Trillian is probably one of the most comprehensive chat clients with support for most of the common networks. The freeware version provides you with most of the more common features while upgrading to a "Pro" version removes any advertisements and can integrate your account into the cloud.
Editor's note: Trillian may contain advertisements during runtime.
Trillian can make VoIP calls, call landlines and cell phones, chat with groups, connect to multiple IM networks and video conference.Trillian features and highlights:
Trillian is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from instant messaging software without restrictions. Trillian 6.1.17 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this instant messaging software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Trillian may be available from Cerulean Studios.
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