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?
  • Do you mean Google Talk? That's the only name I know it by. – Tyler Mumford 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

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.

  • 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. – Dan Rosenstark Feb 20 '14 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. – Kahn Feb 25 '14 at 13:10
  • and finally hangouts is not as slow as a wet wick. – Myster Mar 4 '14 at 3:01

IMO messenger seems to be a bit better, at letting the message get to other clients as well

  • 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. – Dan Rosenstark Feb 20 '14 at 21:32

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

The app Verbs is a great chat client (think Adium for iOS). I use it with AIM and Google Talk and it works great.

  • Reviews say otherwise, but thanks for pointing this one out. – Dan Rosenstark Feb 20 '14 at 21:35

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