Tabbed Chat [Improved to be better in Trillian Astra
by Cerulean Studios] Reduce desktop clutter by grouping message windows together with a simple drag and drop. Tabs show the status, avatar, and recently-received messages from each window, and support standard keyboard shortcuts to change between them. Status at a Glance [New in Trillian Astra 5.5] The name, avatar, online status and status message of a contact always appear at the top of the message window. Astra windows can also display the widgets from a user`s Trillian Mini. Instant Lookup Know exactly what your contacts are talking about with the automatic Wikipedia integration of Trillian`s Instant Lookup feature! Common encyclopedia terms are automatically underlined for your later viewing pleasure via a simple mouseover tooltip. Instant Knowledge Bar [New in Trillian Astra [trillianastra5.5.exe]] Directly integrate your favorite RSS feeds within the message window, with a special emphasis on news clippings relevant to your conversation! Auto-History Remind yourself of what you last spoke about with someone by seeing the last few lines of a previous conversation. Chat Views [New in Trillian Astra - 14.16MB] Put the fun back into function with an optimized bubble view, built for intelligent space usage and increased legibility. Handsome and crisp playscript view reads like a dialog out of your favorite play! Chapters and Timestamps [New in Trillian Astra 5.5] Chapter markers such as " Since you last left. . . " or " 5 minutes ago" help you grasp a sense of elapsed time during a conversation. Functions at a Glance [New in Trillian Astra] The bottom toolbar design consolidates all available Trillian activities in one place. Icons will glow when typing indicators are received. Font Styles [New in Trillian Astra] Format your text easily with preset font styles. Highlight important text quickly, or even send computer code in fixed width fonts. Emoticons! [Improved to be better in Trillian Astra] More than 300 crisp and funny emoticons! Buzz [New in Trillian Astra] Shake your contact`s message window at will - the ultimate method of IM aggravation has arrived in style! Draw Mode [New in Trillian Astra] Easily explain ideas otherwise difficult to convey with words by drawing directly into the text editor. Compatible with Tablet PCs and also usable with a mouse. Send and Preview Photos [New in Trillian Astra] Quickly drag and drop images directly into Astra message windows to instantly send photos to your friends. Click the image to zoom in. Send Screenshots [New in Trillian Astra] [Premium Feature in Trillian Astra] Crop a portion of your screen and send it as a picture. Great for sharing what`s on your screen to your friends! Send Photos from a Webcam [New in Trillian Astra] [Premium Feature in Trillian Astra] Want to show a funny face or an object in your hand but don`t want a video chat? Show it to your webcam and capture a photo to send! Send Files the Modern Way [Improved to be better in Trillian Astra] A protocol refresh across all supported services meets a classic design boasting a mesmerizing animation and useful information. Send Multiple Files [New in Trillian Astra] [Premium Feature in Trillian Astra] Handily send many files at once by automatically zipping files and directories into a single file! Simply drag multiple files into a message window to initiate a zipped file transfer
. Resume [Improved to be better in Trillian Astra] Send huge files safely even with a flaky connection. File Transfer Diagnosis [New in Trillian Astra] When a file transfer goes wrong, additional debugging information can be found in a collapsible drawer that helps our technicians diagnose the problem and work on a code fix or a network modification suggestion. Chat with a Video Smile High-quality Native Video [Improved to be better in Trillian Astra] Video and audio calls are directly integrated into Trillian over the Trillian Astra network, not pushed into a third-party web browser solution. Trillian Astra currently utilizes H. 263 compression for your video streams. While it will look great with a fast internet connection, Trillian will also intelligently optimize the video stream for a slower connection. Movie View [New in Trillian Astra] Video calls feel like a trip to the movies! The window dims down once a call begins and text feeds in just like onscreen subtitles. Always the Right Layout [New in Trillian Astra] Whether you have a tall or wide window, Trillian will always resize and position video feeds for the most efficient use of space by elegantly switching between side-by-side view, picture-in-picture view, and top-and-bottom view. Full-screen Video [Improved to be better in Trillian Astra] [Premium Feature in Trillian Astra] See your contact " face-to-face" by instructing the video chat to fill your entire screen! Lights, Camera, Animation! [New in Trillian Astra] While you wait for call establishment, a pleasant ringtone reminds you that Trillian is hard at work behind the scenes. Enjoy the soothing and hypnotic volume meters during your call. Capture the Moment [Premium Feature in Trillian Astra] Take photos of great moments during a video chat with a simple click. Real-time Video Filters [Premium Feature in Trillian Astra] Spice things up with greyscale, sepia, pixelated, pastel, solarize and inverse effects! Well-informed [Improved to be better in Trillian Astra] Know exactly when a call is initiated, accepted, or disconnected. Confirm your video chat request to prevent accidental clicks, while simple diagnostic messages guide you through any connection troubles. Back to top Activity History Timeline View [Premium Feature in Trillian Astra] Conversation history is rendered in a special timeline-based view so you can visualize the gaps in communication and better understand the flow of conversation across the day. Assets - File Transfer History [Improved to be better in Trillian Astra] [Premium Feature in Trillian Astra] Images and files sent and received are stored in one easily accessible list. Search History [Premium Feature in Trillian Astra] Instantly search through years of stored conversation history from within the history viewer. Search highlights key words and phrases and helpfully zooms into the relevant conversations on request. Summary View [Premium Feature in Trillian Astra] See your last few conversations with a given contact at a glance when you open the history window. Global Summary View [Premium Feature in Trillian Astra] See your last few conversations across all services and connections. Bookmarks [Improved to be better in Trillian Astra] [Premium Feature in Trillian Astra] Mark handy passages or special information with renamable bookmarks; retrieve the information at any time. Back to top Chat with a Big Group Chat Room Browser [New in Trillian Astra] Browse IRC
channels and Yahoo! Chat Rooms easily with our svelte chat room browser. Public Chat Rooms [Improved to be better in Trillian Astra] Despite the apparent lack of sensible conversation inside, Trillian grudgingly supports Yahoo! Chat Rooms. You can also navigate the spooky ghost world of Jabber
/XMPP chat rooms with ease! Invite Contacts to Chat [Improved to be better in Trillian Astra] Create your own private chat rooms easily. Use our new chat invitation window to select a list of invitees for your group conversation! Mass Messaging [Premium Feature in Trillian Astra] Have something special you want to send everybody? Send messages to many recepients by selecting multiple contacts from the contact list. Back to top One Login for All Accounts Securely store your identities and accounts with Astra, guaranteeing you access to your full profile from any device or location. Your data is always stored using industry-grade AES encryption and is never readable by anyone but you. Open, Secure, Flexible, Efficient Protocol Our protocol was designed from the ground-up with years of industry experience and lessons in mind, the result of which is a flexible, fast, and secure protocol. Protocol documentation will be open for anyone to read upon our final release; Cerulean Studios is committed to supporting and maintaining interoperable networks. Change Password and Security Question Keep Trillian secure by frequently changing your password, which is a breeze to change directly from the client. Messaging Communicate with styled and formatted messaging. Typing Notifications Know when your contacts are composing a message and vice versa. Invisibility Hide from the world when you can`t bear to hear another IM noise with full invisibility support. Offline Messaging Never miss a thing with timestamped offline messages. File Transfers with Proxying Sending files and other documents is a breeze with powerful file transfer support, including server proxying for restrictive firewalls. Privacy with Visible and Invisible Lists Control who sees you when you`re invisible and who can never see you on a user-by-user basis with full visible/invisible lists. Astra Profile
Integration Fully explore user profiles with direct Flash-based Astra Profile integration. View widgets, personal information, and aggregated web links with the click of a button. Video and Voice Calls Take your conversation to the next level with directly-integrated voice and video messaging. Preferred codecs are H. 263 (video) and Speex (voice) with varying qualities depending on bandwidth and processing power. Server Proxy for Media Industry-recognized server proxying utilizing well-known technologies such as STUN, TURN, and ICE are utilized across all Astra direct connections to ensure the fastest and most efficient media delivery possible.