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Current Version: alpha (July 7, 2010)

Trillian is one of the most beloved multi-protocol instant messaging clients for Windows. Now, after many years of waiting, there is finally a version (albeit an alpha) for the Macintosh. Whether Trillian becomes a worthy competitor to Adium remains to be seen, but it's nice to have some competition.

Trillian for Mac alpha currently supports the following protocols:

  • AIM
  • Yahoo!
  • ICQ
  • Windows Live (MSN)
  • MySpaceIM
  • Google Talk
  • Jabber/XMPP
  • Facebook
  • Bonjour

However, in its alpha phase, it's still missing a few protocols and other features of its Windows sibling, including support for:

  • Twitter
  • Skype
  • IRC
  • POP3 Mail
  • IMAP Mail

Version alpha adds/changes the following:

  • We've continued to fix bugs and are introducing two new features: contact tooltips and an upgraded MSN engine supporting multiple points of presence.
  • The MSN updates mean you can now share your connection to MSN between your iPhone and your Mac when using Trillian.
  • The new tooltips will serve as the foundation for additional functionality moving forward, including mail and social integration.
  • We've also tidied up the contact list a bit more to improve the visibility of user avatars.

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