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Comment by Jop
about Trillian and LINE · Aug 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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


Comment by Sandwich
about Trillian · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.


I think all that stuff can be switched off in the options since i was able to turn it off before buying the pro version (i'm Talking about Trillian 5 not Astra or course).

I dunno... I thought I looked around pretty thoroughly.

Comment by mikev838
about Trillian · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.