Do More with Google Talk

Written by Amit Agarwal on Apr 7, 2007

1: Is Your Google Talk Friends List Too Long and Unmanageable? – How to manage your long list of buddies in Google Talk.

2: Send Scraps to Orkut Friends Using Google Talk; Open Chat Windows Directly from Orkut Profiles – To link your Google Talk and Orkut account, go to Orkut Settings tab andclick enable Google Talk to chat with your orkut friends.

3: Google Talk Friends: Dont Let Strangers Know Your Online Status – Google talk assumes that person to be your friend and automatically adds him to your contacts list.

4: Connect Skype to Google Talk with Festoon Unity – Festoon is a free Skype plugin that lets Skype users make calls to people on Google Talk and vice-versa.

5: GTalk Conference Chat for Connecting with Multiple GMail Friends – A simple method for group chatting with multiple Gmail contacts inside the same Gtalk window.

6: Find Alexa Rank of any Website using Google Talk – Other than whois, commands like traceroute and ping can also be executed from Gtalk.

7: Recover GMail, AOL, Yahoo! or Windows Live Passwords – MessenPass is a free password cracking tool that will easily reveal passwords of your AOL, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, MSN or any other instant messenger clients.

8: Convert Long, Complicated Web Addresses Into Small URLs – The web addresses at places like Google Maps,, Expedia, eBay Auctions, or even Google Searches are often long, cryptic and almost impossible to remember.

9: Run Google Talk in Firefox Sidebar – To add Google Talk to your Firefox sidebar, bookmark the following URL.

10: Get Blog Alerts on Skype or Google Talk with ZapTXT – While Google Blog Alerts monitor the entire blogosphere for your keywords, ZapTXT tracks just the blogs / websites that you want.

11: Use Google Calendar, WordPress, Blogger from any IM Client – Once you setup the account, any text IM that you send to your new buddy, the message automatically gets added to the relevant service like Blogger, Google Calendar, BaseCamp Remember the Milk or 30 Boxes.

12: Turn Google Talk Into an Internet Radio Station Without Any Software; Play Live Music from your PC – Playing live music for your valentine (and friends) using Google Talk, Skype, Yahoo Messenger and other IM software.

13: Use Google Talk with Twitter – Spying Is Fun! – You can use twitter directly with Gtalk without paying those international SMS sending charges.

14: Google Talk Offline Messages FAQ – In order to receive offline messages, your GTalk friends must enable Chat History in their account.

15: Record Google Talk Calls or Yahoo Messenger Voice Chats with SoliCall – Utility lets you record audio conference calls over any IM client and it also reduces the unwanted background noise during your voice chat thereby improving voice quality.

16: New Google Talk Has File Sharing and Voicemail 

17: Use GTalk to chat with AIM, MSN or Yahoo friends

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