ICQ vs Trillian


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ICQ
ICQ is an instant messaging computer program. ICQ features include sending text messages, offline support, multi-user chats, free daily-limited SMS sending, resumable file transfers, greeting cards, multiplayer games and a searchable user directory. ICQ alternatives for business are: Slack, Hipachat, Microsoft Teams
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Trillian
Trillian is a proprietary multiprotocol instant messaging application for Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, and the Web. It can connect to multiple IM services, such as AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Bonjour, XMPP, and Skype networks; as well as social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace; and email services, such as POP3, IMAP, Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail.
Comparing ICQ vs Trillian is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Trillian has more user-friendly interface than ICQ because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that ICQ is more popular than Trillian

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Trillian adds Facebook, IRC support to Astra (in 2008)
- Trillian for Macs Has Arrived (in 2007)
- Trillian Astra adds social networking to user profiles (in 2007)
- Trillian Astra gets desktop widgets (in 2007)
- Microsoft and Yahoo IM services to become interoperational (in 2006)
- Yahoo to Trillian: Talk to the hand (in 2004)
- Trillian plugs back into Yahoo, MSN (in 2003)
- MSN Messenger blocks Trillian (in 2003)

Looks like Trillian was recently more active than ICQ (at least in our news).