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is there a Google Talk (gChat) client for iOS that:

  • does not prevent messages showing up in other clients
  • does not alter or send messages, add signatures or other spam?
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Do you mean Google Talk? That's the only name I know it by. –  Tyler Wayne Feb 21 '13 at 7:16
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Beejive GT maybe? –  slhck Feb 21 '13 at 12:48
    
@Tyler (updated) –  Myster Feb 25 '13 at 23:21
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found this article comparing: mashable.com/2012/08/27/google-talk-iphone-apps –  Myster Feb 25 '13 at 23:30
    
beejive seems to prevent messages showing up in other clients (windows google talk) –  Myster Mar 21 '13 at 0:55
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You can use Hangouts This is new version of Google Talk and official google product. You don't have to rely on third party products.

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Can you provide more information, such as why this is a good app to use? Pictures or more information would be appreciated. –  sameetandpotatoes Sep 15 '13 at 23:45
    
@sameetandpotatoes Hangouts will not prevent other clients from receiving. –  Yar Feb 20 at 22:14
    
@sameetandpotatoes This is good because it is official google product, which means you do not have to rely on third party apps. –  Hesper Feb 25 at 13:10
    
and finally hangouts is not as slow as a wet wick. –  Myster Mar 4 at 3:01
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IMO messenger seems to be a bit better, at letting the message get to other clients as well

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My client of choice. +1 for IMO. I like it a lot. –  daviesgeek Apr 20 '13 at 21:27
    
Seems like IMO is always advertising itself with away and return messages. Been looking for an option to shut it off with no luck yet. –  Yar Feb 20 at 21:32
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You can use Vtok where you can do chat, voice and video.

  • Free video and voice calls to all your Google contacts over Wi-Fi and 3G
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The app Verbs is a great chat client (think Adium for iOS). I use it with AIM and Google Talk and it works great.

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Reviews say otherwise, but thanks for pointing this one out. –  Yar Feb 20 at 21:35
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