Trillian. Many of us use it, or have used it in the past. It is that IM client by Cerulean Studios that looks sexy and works pretty well too. I say pretty well because I have one big gripe with it. It always thinks that it is right and that bothers me.
The only reason that I donâ€™t like to use Trillian is for the following: It always thinks it is right. This is great and all if I am only using Trillian, but I am not. I have AdiumX on the Mac and then Gaim in the Lab as well. Neither of these two messes up my contacts more than Trillian. Trillian will add contacts that I have deleted on other systems and think â€œOh well, you must not have wanted to delete those contacts! Let me put them back for you!â€ Yes, I wanted them deleted. No, donâ€™t put them back.
This is why I like Gaim. It will ask me if it wants to update my local list to the one that is stored online. Genius! It knows that I changed my list and asks little â€˜ol me if I want to update my local list. Man, why canâ€™t Trillian do that? I hate purging my contacts on one machine only to have Trillian go and screw it all up. It is annoying. Even as I am writing this, I logged in, by accident mind you, and saw all of these contacts that I spent time deleting reappear again. So, looks like I need to purge over again. *sigh*
Trillian kind of reminds me of Seattle. It looks pretty, but some parts of it annoy the hell out of you.
But, like a crack IM whore, I canâ€™t let it go on the PC. It just looks too damn nice. It is like a drug. If Gaim looked half as sexy as Trillian Iâ€™d be using it. But, no, Trillian has to go all Alpha shading on me and suck me to its wretched ways.
What I do really like about Trillian (AdiumX, Gaim, etc..) is that it supports multiple protocols. That is really the only reason that I use it. I can login to MSN and AIM at the same time, in the same program! OK, maybe that wasnâ€™t exciting enough for an exclamation point. But, I digress. I guess I should add that the logging, tabs, spell checking, and sheer sexiness of these programs make me want to use them too. I mean, who canâ€™t resist my AdiumX Pirate dock icon? I know I canâ€™t. I just makes me want to talk to people.
Really, it is a love hate relationship with Trillan. I hate to love it, but I love to hate it. All I want out of Trillian is for it to stop being a bully and let me be right. It is my contact list, not yours. So, let me control it! That sentiment reminds me of the Mozilla slogan for Firefox, â€œTake back the web!â€ Well, if Mozilla made an IM client, I bet the slogan would be â€œTake back your IM!â€ and it probably wouldnâ€™t be the bully that Trillian is.
Now that I’ve ranted, I think I am going to open Trillian and get online… *shakes fist*