Cerulean Studios Releases “Trillian” IM Client for Mac

 
One of my favorite multi-platform Windows IM Client Trillian, is now available in a Mac (Alpha) version.
This first public build covers important basic instant messaging features:
 
    • Networks: Astra, Windows Live, Yahoo!, Facebook Chat, AIM, ICQ, XMPP, Google Talk, Bonjour, MySpaceIM.
    • Contact list: identities, groups, MetaContacts, searching, drag-and-drop, inline renaming, avatars, service icons.
    • Quick "click-to-type" nickname and status changes, including iTunes tracking.
    • Standard Trillian iconholder and avatar display.
    • Smart tabbed conversation windows (tabs on demand) with typing indicators, bubble view, emoticons, links.
    • Login screen and support for multiple accounts.
    • Basic preferences screen, connection manager, full suite of per-connection preferences.
    • File transfers and a file transfer manager.
    • Activity history framework – logs are being written to disk in standard Trillian format (XML, LOG).
    • Support for most standard Mac hotkeys for flipping through windows, opening preferences, etc.
    • Basic dock integration and badging.
    • Auto update.
 
What’s obviously missing right now, and what are we working on?
 
    • Social network “feed” integration (Twitter, Facebook streams).
    • Mail integration.
    • Many major preferences and customization options – including things like list view, list size, and themes.
    • Group conversations.
    • Growl integration, “Status Item” support, and a general notification framework (think Win32 system tray stuff).
    • Activity history viewer – you can’t view your logs yet, and there’s no auto-history in chat windows.
    • Voice and video support.
    • Setting your personal avatar.
 
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About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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