My most important application
Since 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?