Just as I post about Meebo, I realized I turned my back on Trillian by Cerulean Studios. Trillian was of the first centralized instant messanging tools that supported all of the major IM standards. I’ve been a committed user of the tool for several years now. It seems that they have a new project called Trillian Astra which seems to be their super charged answer to companies like Meebo. Some of the cool features include:
- Web Based Client
- Integration with MySpace IM and Google Talk
- Realtime status available on the web
- New Message windows
Even cooler is the video below that describes the web based UI that can be kept open after you close the browser. Maybe they’ll see my blog post and give me a tester account. It’s very cool stuff.