November 23, 2006 |
The newest evolutionary notch in Cerulean Studios’ tree, Trillian Astra is dubbed the ultimate IM client, and is alleged to be ultra-friendly with Myspace. And here I was thinking Myspace was already a little passé. I guess not.
Trillian Astra, quite frankly, has looks that kill. In a very good way, I might add. Most IM programs on Macs look half-decent, but nearly every iteration of every product that’s been available for Windows over the past decade have had ‘drab’ painted all over. Astra changes that. The new version of the cult hit is going to fit in mighty nicely with Windows Vista, and it’s expansion in connectivity and synchronization options will attract anyone that soo over AIM but soo into the social networks that have pushed Web 2.0 into the spotlight.
There’ll surely be other products besides Trillian Astra out there taking on the responsibility of molding together instant messaging with media sharing, blog posting, etc, but when something as exciting as a revamped Trillian pops up into the wild, Profy must do its due diligence and report on it for the benefit of our readership.
Hopefully, Astra will be seeing the light of day as a public build soon, but I’m banking on the fact that it’ll be a surprise coming sooner than expected, so keep your eyes and aggregators locked onto our feed for more info.
Screenshots of what to expect with Astra:
Sneak Preview Home Page
Yep, ‘better’ sums it up.
More options ARE better
A useful service for today’s Web
But, the “Best in Show” prize goes to….
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