fTalk

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 8 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.0
File Size:
970.09KB
Date Added:
June 05, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
60,218
Downloads Last Week:
326
Product ranking:
#23 in Chat
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Not everyone is on Facebook, but it sure seems that way sometimes; the site certainly has more members than any other social networking site in history. Among Facebook's many options for staying connected is its chat feature, which is popular with many users. But what if you want to chat with Facebook friends without being tethered to the Facebook Web page? Try fTalk. This slick chat client lets you log into your Facebook account and chat with your friends without even having your browser open.

We got off to a rough start with fTalk, as it immediately crashed the first time we launched it. But after we restarted it we encountered no further problems. The program has a sleek interface that's typical of chat clients, with separate collapsible lists of friends who are on- and offline; a search feature lets you find friends quickly if your lists are long. Initiating a chat with a friend opened an attractive window that displayed both our profile images, as well as links to open Facebook in our browser and view our friend's profile and photos or send him a private message. Options allowed us to enable or disable sounds and tray notifications when we got new messages or when a friend signed into chat. We didn't come across a Help file anywhere, but that was okay; anyone who's ever used a chat client before (and even most people who haven't) should be able to figure out fTalk pretty easily. Overall, we found fTalk to be a great alternative to chatting on the Facebook Web page, and we recommend it to anyone who makes frequent use of Facebook's chat feature.

fTalk installs and uninstalls without issues.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.6

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    2.2

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 1 stars

    "Software is Dead"

    March 02, 2014   |   By madmoneymike5

    Version: fTalk 3.0

    Pros

    None; it doesn't do anything.

    Cons

    This software is dead on the basis that after installation, when you attempt to connect it to Facebook, it fails to do so. All you succeed in doing is installing the Ask Toolbar, for which is says in the installation, you do not have an option of not installing.

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  • 1 stars

    "does not connect to my Facebook account period!"

    November 04, 2013   |   By h13r5

    Version: fTalk 3.0

    Pros

    nice response sounds

    Cons

    does not connect to my Facebook account period! Before my original laptop hard drive crashed and was replaced by hp, fTalk installed and worked without problems. Now after reinstalling fTalk on the new HD, fTalk does not connect to my Facebook account. I use fTalk on both my home/office desktop and my precrashed laptop hd and it ran and connects without problems.

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  • 2 stars

    "the biggest drawback we cant sign out"

    October 18, 2013   |   By yourskiss

    Version: fTalk 3.0

    Pros

    the biggest drawback we cant sign out

    Cons

    the biggest drawback we cant sign out

    Summary

    the biggest drawback we cant sign out

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  • 1 stars

    "Worthless piece of crap... DON'T TRUST IT!!!"

    September 21, 2013   |   By God-Sword

    Version: fTalk 3.0

    Pros

    None. There is NOTHING good about this program.

    Cons

    It wouldn't let me log in. It kept saying that it could not connect to the Facebook Platform. I kept trying for 30 minutes. I even did a reboot. I know there is nothing wrong with my computer. I just did a reformat recently, and I've updated everything on it - Adobe Flash, JAVA, drivers, etc.

    Also, when I ran the uninstaller it got stuck after 80% and it's been stuck that way ever since (like another half hour).

    Since I couldn't log in and the uninstaller didn't work, this program is a worthless piece of crap. It wouldn't surprise me at all if this program steals your FB password or downloads viruses or malware onto your computer. It may have worked at one time, but it isn't working now, at least not for me.

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  • 3 stars

    "Yes nice way to talk with Fb friends"

    February 17, 2013   |   By poulstaun

    Version: fTalk 3.0

    Pros

    nice easy install... nice easy graphics

    Cons

    BS It has no cam settings-- so U have to be a bit lucky to get conneted tru ur cam

    Summary

    I want cam..and I have no way- to get it on.
    If not for that-then just fine

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  • 5 stars

    "Looks great functions well!"

    September 18, 2012   |   By aasagba

    Version: fTalk 3.0

    Pros

    Looks Amazing,
    Nice Windows Messenger type interface,
    Nice and simple to use.
    One can setup and modify popup notifications and alerts

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is the facebook permissions that you have to grant to use this app.

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