My most important application

ProjectmanagementSince I started working from home I think my IM client has become my most important application.  I use Trillian Pro which in my case integrates with Skype, Sametime, MSN and AOL.  I use IM much more than I use email and the history features in Trillian are absolutely essential for me.  I also particularly like the fact that I can dock Trillian as a full height window on my left hand display.  I create groups in Trillian for all of my major projects.  However there are a few problems with Trillian:

  • It is not as stable as Sametime
  • File transfer is not very reliable
  • Some of the richer functions of Sametime are not available, for example integration with web conferences

I think that technically Sametime is an excellent product through, for example it has good directory integration allowing me to add groups to my buddy list.  However I don’t like the user experience that much.  So it’s with some trepidation that I read about Sametime 7.5 on Ed’s blog, will the new features be enough to tear me away from Trillian, and how much will I miss the UI refinements and the unification?

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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