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Trillian Comments

*WARNING* Way to intrusive on personnal information

Negative Comment by FlowLive
about Trillian May 2016

Read the ToS carefully!

"Cerulean will also be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in the Information (other than personally identifiable information) for any purpose whatsoever including, without limitation, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services incorporating such Information. You agree and understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Trillian™ Services."

So if you chat about anything they find useful they could just use it, this to me means there is no privacy whatsoever with Trillian.
It is unfortunate because it looks quite alright to use for business but there is no way I will take that chance and I will actually make sure that everyone in our business knows about it. Based on this alone they have just got into my Blackbook of companies to avoid!

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Sorry

Comment by Jop
about Trillian and LINE Aug 2015

Oh woops I accidentally reported Trillian as not an alternative to LINE, sorry!

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Despite the ads, I still like it

Positive Comment by cdpinker
about Trillian and Pidgin Jan 2012

The ads are intrusive and annoying. However, the app itself is decent and very versatile, supporting a wide range of services. It is fairly stable and I've used it happily for over a year now. I don't pay for the premium version and haven't missed any features I'd want. The UI is also good, minimalist and well designed, and I prefer that to Pidgin. Each to their own of course!

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A few weeks ago, I returned to Trillian after many years aw ...

Comment by Sandwich
about Trillian Jun 2011

A few weeks ago, I returned to Trillian after many years away. During Trillian's absence from my computer, I initially ran nothing at all, and then tried out Digsby for a while. A long-time Trillian Basic user (before the existence of Trillian Astra), I switched back to Trillian due to having recently purchased an Android phone; Trillian's cloud history was the primary incentive.

Today, I finally got around to uninstalling it. Unfortunately, in the current form, the ads that Trillian displays are far too intrusive for me. The worst were the ones that popped-up as notification windows that needed to be clicked away (they don't disappear after a time period), but the ones inserted into the chat windows were annoying as well.

It's a shame, really - the rest of the program is superb, and if you're up for purchasing the ad-free pro version, don't hesitate to do so. However, with excellent free alternatives such as Digsby (watch out what you allow to be installed along with it, though) or Pigdin, I had very little patience for the intrusive ads shown by Trillian. If they ever change the way ads are shown, I'll be back; the conversation sync with the Android client is too good to pass up, but it didn't outweigh those darn ads.

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just started using this. I haven't tried Pidgin or Digsby ...

Comment by mikev838
about Trillian Jun 2011

just started using this. I haven't tried Pidgin or Digsby though, so I can't compare : but this is a very customizable and easy to use piece of software.

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