Google Talk widget is awesome

Google Talk team just launched a widget for their Google Personalized homepage service. Brings up chat windows for each of your buddies in a cool tabbed format. In fact the widget looks and feels much better than the IM client embedded in Gmail. Drop in URLs from Youtube and Picasa Web Album into the chat window and you can preview them right in your chat window. Call button is still there but needs Google Talk client to connect the call. Can we expect for Google teams to launch widgets for Google Docs and Spreadsheets next(EditGrid are you listening)? And than we can create documents and collaborate all at the same place.

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Google Talk Widget

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7 Responses to “Google Talk widget is awesome”

  1. P. K. Says:

    Yes, we are listening — in fact we have rolled out the EditGrid widget for Google Personalized Homepages since October. It is not as fancy as the Google Talk widget yet — can’t load grid right within Google Personalized Homepages — but it resembles a rather full-fledged Workspace already. The EditGrid widget is more powerful under Netvibes and Pageflakes, though, due to different platform support.

    Yours,

    P. K.
    The EditGrid Team

  2. David Says:

    We’re listening. 🙂

    EditGrid has an integration with Google docs and spreadsheets, too. We’ll keep improving it. A few innovative features is coming. I’ll keep you posted.

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