AOL Testing Triton, Replacement For AIM

BetaNews is reporting that AOL has released a beta of its next chat client, which is intended to be a replacement for AIM.

As the first major overhaul to AIM since its inception, Triton introduces an entirely new, simplified user interface that adopts contemporary elements such as tabbed message windows to switch between different modes of communication. Users can also corral all chat sessions into a single, tabbed window dubbed “IM Catcher.”

Sounds like they are finally getting on the tabbed-window bandwagon after Trillian has already moved in that direction. You can also get the DeadAIM plugin for AIM that will let you do tabbed chat windows.

Those who have downloaded it report that it has a cleaner interface than AIM, and hopefully AOL will keep the ads out of there and maintain that clean look when the full version is released.

A question for the FG readers: What chat client do you use? Are you using AIM, or have you switched to Trillian, Jabber, or some other app?

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