Gtalk for Chrome

Gtalk for Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3
  • Total Downloads:
    71,788
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 12, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    37.44KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    55
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Google Chrome extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Chrome browser.

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Very Convenient @ work w/ a Low Profile"

January 29, 2011  |  By prodigalgypsy

 |  Version: Gtalk for Chrome 4.3

Pros

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

Cons

I'll let you know when I find some.

Summary

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

 |  Version: Gtalk for Chrome 4.3

Pros

Convenience

Cons

Just isn't useful.

Summary

Don't bother getting it.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Honeytech
Publisher web site http://www.honeytechblog.com/
Release Date December 12, 2009
Date Added December 12, 2009
Version 4.3
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Chrome Extensions
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Google Chrome Beta Channel
Download Information
File Size 37.44KB
File Name extension_4_3.crx
Popularity
Total Downloads 71,788
Downloads Last Week 55
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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