Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Let's talk about Google Talk!

Alright, privacy issues aside; Google Talk's GUI design is very intuitive and nothing short of brilliant! The application allows you to circulate between your contacts using a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+tab); you no longer have to go through the million browser windows open to get to another contact's window using the keyboard! Other than that the ability to stick chat windows to each other and to the primary window is amazing. You can pretty much arrange windows whichever way you like, check out the screenshots below. By double clicking on a contact's window, it would either open/close the chat window! If contact windows are minimized and stuck together, clicking on the person's name in the main window, will enlarge their window, clicking on another perosn's name will minimize the open one and enlarge the person you've clicked!

6 comments:

manar said...

so let me sum it up...6 posts today raving about google talk...3 of them yours...I think we got the point.

Roba said...

Yee Manar.. try it and you'll take that back..

Manar said...

I will, I will...

Roba said...

LOL, good :) unless you don't appreciate the geniusity behind simplicity... Really, it takes a genius to design that

Jad said...

Windows users must be happy
while we (linux users) have most of it's features and look and feel since ages

Omarello said...

i love how google use simple designs and simple look and feel and yet the app. is amazing and does the job.

I mean lets go back in time a bit. I think (if i am not mistaken) that google.com was the first search engine to have the simplest home page ever. a search text field 2 buttons and some links.

Then cam gmail, very simple, looks really nice and very easy to use, thanks to AJAX technology.

and now google talk... very slik, no ads, no unneeeded useless crap.. cool stuff...

as for the security, well i dont really mind as long as they dont put stupid annoying ads and stuff into their apps.