Trillian is a fully featured, stand-alone, skinnable chat client that supports a multitude of networks, including AIM, ICQ, Windows Live, Facebook, MySpaceIM, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC just to name a few. It provides capabilities that are not possible with original network clients, while supporting standard features such as audio chat, file transfers, group chats, chat rooms, buddy icons, multiple simultaneous connections to the same network, server-side contact importing, typing notification, direct connection (AIM), proxy support, encrypted messaging (AIM/ICQ), SMS support, and privacy settings.
Trillian also provides features including:
- contact message history,
- a powerful skinning language,
- tabbed messaging,
- global status changes (set all networks away at once),
- Instant Lookup (automatic Wikipedia integration),
- contact alerts,
- hundreds of emoticons,
- shell extensions for file transfers.