now secured with https download logo
Trillian Icon


Trillian Screenshot
Free Freeware
Cerulean Studios
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Sep 5, 2018
[+] More Details

Trillian Review

Tina de Pierre
An all-in-one instant messaging app with lots of features
A review of Trillian by Tina de Pierre

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:
  • Chat on both mobile devices and the PC
  • Supports MSN, Facebook, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo! Messenger and more
  • Connects with Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Provides a spell check
  • Includes message history viewing
  • Hundreds of emoticons
  • Theme-able: Can apply different themes to the program
  • Support for gaming clan chat
  • Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and web chatting

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).

This instant messaging software is filed under:
  • Trillian Download
  • Freeware Instant Messaging Software
  • Major release: Trillian 6.1
  • Free Software Download

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.

Trillian has been picked by our editors as excellent.
Trillian has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Trillian 6.1.17 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

Screenshots of Trillian (1)

Outlook LAN Messenger Icon
Outlook LAN Messenger
Instant LAN Messenger for Text, Group & Voice Chat, File transfer within Office
Inbit Messenger Icon
Inbit Messenger
Inbit Messenger is secure instant messaging software for businesses
Pandion Icon
A defunct instant messaging application for XMPP nets like Jabber
Psi Icon
Connects to global XMPP-based IM networks
Google Talk Icon
Google Talk
Google instant messaging software that can make video and voice calls with a Google account with VoIP
Download15.48 MB - Tested clean
Download Ranking
in I.M.
#21 of 73
5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.

I.M. Downloads

  1. QQ International Provides access to online China for users outside of China
  2. IP Messenger A simple LAN messaging client based on TCP and UDP over IP supporting AES and RSA encryption
  3. KakaoTalk An asian-based instant messaging program with lots of features