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Download of the Day: Trillian Astra

the chat client that knows all
By: Steve Dougherty | Software News | Posted: Aug 18, 2009 8:21 am

Our Download of the Day today is Trillian Astra


Trillian is a fully featured, stand-alone, skinnable chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC. It provides capabilities not possible with original network clients, while supporting standard features such as audio chat, file transfers, group chats, chat rooms, buddy icons, multiple simultaneous connections to the same network, server-side contact importing, typing notification, direct connection (AIM), proxy support, encrypted messaging (AIM/ICQ), SMS support, and privacy settings.


Without stealing your home page and with no other included software, pop-ups, or spyware, Trillian provides unique functionality such as:


- contact message history,
- a powerful skinning language,
- tabbed messaging,
- global status changes (set all networks away at once),
- Instant Lookup (automatic Wikipedia integration),
- contact alerts,
- an advanced automation system to trigger events based on anything happening in the client,
- docking,
- hundreds of emoticons,
- emotisounds,
- shell extensions for file transfers, and
- systray notifications.


Download of the Day: Trillian Astra



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