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    Trillian Alternatives

    Trillian is described as 'instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops while keeping your chats neatly synchronized between all of them! We think conversation should be easily shared between all of your devices, not trapped as text messages on your phone' and is a very popular instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Trillian for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Trillian are Element, Jitsi, Pidgin and Tox.

    Trillian is mainly a Instant Messenger but alternatives to it may also be Group Chat Apps or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Trillian.
    This page was last updated May 23, 2022
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    1. Signal is a messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Signal has received a lot of praise from all around the world for its security and privacy-respecting technologies.
      Signal vs Trillian opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Signal is not supported on PC, but through the Chrome browser. It is only an add-on.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

    2. Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.

    3. Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc.
    4. Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it.
      Pidgin vs Trillian opinions
      Most users think Pidgin is a great alternative to Trillian.
      myuseraccount Multiplatform and broad protocol support
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Same offer without publicity/adds, more stability than trillian (time to reconfigure each account is the past now)
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

    5. With the rise of widespread government monitoring programs, Tox is an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in.

    6. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.
    7. Free, Open Source and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.
    8. Microsoft Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that integrates your team's people, content, and tools to be increase engagement and efficacy.
    9. Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy encryption [OTR, OMEMO, or GPG].
    10. Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS Xs Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team.
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