Trillian, by Cerulean Studios, is most famous application which was originally created for instant messaging for different messengers like Yahoo and MSN. With time, it got many new features like cross-platform installation, social networking like Twitter and Facebook, and instant messaging for multiple clients like MS Live messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo, etc. You can also set it for IMAP and POP3 eMails notifications. Trillian. a single application is of great use.
Recently, Cerulean Studio has released new version 5 of Trillian and they decided to add pro features into free one. This means, the ability to sign in from multiple locations, themes, the activity history viewer, and every other minor feature previously available to Pro subscribers only, is available to everybody who is using free Trillian. There will be one extra thing that you will see ads inside Trillian windows.
This does not means that Trillian Pro is over. Now Trillian Pro has some other new features or the modified features like version based subscription will be yearly subscription. You need to pay a few bucks every year to renew your subscription. Those who have version based subscription, they are allowed to use as they were using already.
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What’s going free? All previous Trillian Pro features: the ability to sign in from multiple locations, themes, the activity history viewer, and every other minor feature previously available to Pro subscribers only! We are also hard at work on free versions of all mobile editions of Trillian, which should be making their way to an app store near you shortly.
How will the new Trillian Pro service work? Pro service can be purchased yearly. We’re setting the price at $12 per year, or basically a dollar per month. As long as your account is a valid Pro account, you won’t see advertising on any platform and can store your chats online. However, if you’ve already purchased Trillian 5, you’ve been grandfathered into Pro! See the question below for the details.
What happens to me as a paid Trillian 5 customer? You’ve been automatically grandfathered into the new Trillian Pro. You shouldn’t see any advertisements (ever!) and chat history storage should be unlocked in preferences (for as long as you use Trillian 5). Thanks for your support!
What happens to me as a paid Trillian 4 customer? You can continue to run paid copies of Trillian 4 without seeing advertisements. Thanks for your support!
What happens to me as a paid mobile customer? You will continue to receive free software updates and will not see any advertisements, but synchronized chat history will only be available if you upgrade your account to Pro status. Thanks for your support!
What happens when my Pro membership lapses? Advertisements will return, but you’ll always have read and delete access to the chat history you’ve already generated. In addition, all desktop versions of Trillian store chat logs to disk locally, which will continue to populate. The conversations on any of your desktop computers will be retroactively uploaded as soon as you renew Trillian Pro.
How will advertising work? We’ll be utilizing standard advertisement solutions on the mobile side, and have created beautiful ad units on the desktop side. Desktop ads are organic members of your chat window – meaning they scroll away naturally – and do not animate, do not play sounds, and can be hidden on an individual basis.