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Gtalk for Chrome

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Editors' Review


We're big fans of Google Chat, which allows us to chat with other Gmail users from within the Gmail interface. Since we virtually always have Gmail open, this works out pretty well. If, however, you find yourself wanting to access Google Chat without necessarily opening Gmail, Gtalk is a pretty good option. This Chrome plug-in allows you to use both Google Chat and Google Talk in their own little messenger window, totally independent of Gmail.

Gtalk appears as an icon to the right of Chrome's address bar, and clicking on it opens a drop-down menu, which is odd, given that Google Talk is the only option; why require an extra click? This is a fairly minor complaint, though. The messenger window opens and lists available contacts; begin a conversation with one and a new tab opens within the messenger window. The program also supports voice chat using Google Talk, but users must first download the separate Google Talk client. Gtalk's integration with the Google Talk client is a little questionable; sometimes clicking the Call button in Gtalk launched Google Talk and initiated a call, and sometimes it brought up an error message. Other than that, though, the Gtalk extension worked just fine, and we found it to be a lightweight, useful way to access Google Chat and Google Voice. It doesn't have any mind-blowing features, but it covers the basics quite well.

Gtalk is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this add-on to all users.

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5 stars

"Very Convenient @ work w/ a Low Profile"

January 29, 2011  |  By prodigalgypsy

2011-01-29 00:36:13  |  By prodigalgypsy

 |  Version: Gtalk for Chrome 4.3


Easy to use; just manage your extensions!
Less total memory/CPU usage (for me at least)
Low Profile; hard for prying eyes to spot


I'll let you know when I find some.


Whether or not a program is useful for a reviewer should not be a factor in reviewing it for everyone else it IS useful for. This does it's job and does it's job well, w/ no (visible) strings attached. Enjoy it!

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2 stars

"Not very Helpful"

June 19, 2010  |  By mpmcfarlane

2010-06-19 13:49:11  |  By mpmcfarlane

 |  Version: Gtalk for Chrome 4.3




Just isn't useful.


Don't bother getting it.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Honeytech
Publisher web site
Release Date December 12, 2009
Date Added December 12, 2009
Version 4.3
Category Browsers
Subcategory Chrome Extensions
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Google Chrome Beta Channel
Download Information
File Size 37.44KB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 73,267
Downloads Last Week 9
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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