knew there was a reason I stuck with Trillian for all these years. My
chat client of choice through thick and thin, bare-bones alphas and
endless betas, has finally implemented the feature of my dreams. They’re
calling it the continuous client after an editorial
by Engadget’s Joshua Topolsky, and it’s essentially chat syncing across
the entire swath of Trillian-supported devices. That means two
computers with Build 30 of Trillian 5 for Windows (Mac/iOS/Android coming soon) will actively display the exact same chat history and incoming
messages for AIM, MSN, Google Talk, or your IM service of choice.
chat history is incredibly convenient, but just playing around with the
technology is pretty impressive in its own right. Because the continuous client tracks how you handle chat
windows, closing an IM session on one computer will automatically close
that same window on a second device almost instantly. Unfortunately, it
won’t integrate your chat history from all devices retroactively, but
going forward everything will be synced across all your Trillian clients.
the Windows beta is the only version running Build 30, but expect
Cerulean Studios to roll out updates to its other platforms shortly.
They’re all available for free on the Trillian Download page.