Best App: Google Talk for iPad/iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by paulrbeers, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Background: My wife and I used to be on Android phones. We used Google Talk to text with family members who didn't have text plans but had Android phones. We have now switched to iPhones and iPads, but still want to be able to interact with the family members with Android phones. What is the best app for doing so? We installed Chat for Google Talk by ilegendsoft and it works really well, but it doesn't cause a notification to pop up on Android phones, so while we get the messages they send, they wouldn't necessarily know they got ours (unless they just happen to check).

    So what is the best alternative? I don't really care if it is a free or paid app as long as it works!
  2. Biff... macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2010
    Sherman Oaks, CA.
    Google Voice, is the best app imo. I dropped my $30 a month texting plan and set my wife and I on this app. Other apps:



  3. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
  4. trekki macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2011
    For Google Talk on the iPhone, I use BeeJive IM. (I also switched from Android to iPhone, so can understand the need to find a good Google Talk app. I just wish Google would make an official offering!)
  5. jace88 macrumors regular


    Jan 3, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    It's been years and still no official Gtalk app for iPad :(
  6. ujwaldignified, May 18, 2012
    Last edited: May 18, 2012

    ujwaldignified macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2012
    vtok and gtalk:t2c
    both are excellent gtalk apps.
    I wonder y you guys didn't see that...
    oh official ? ok ok , sorry.
  7. ipad2cover macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2012
    I also have a 3g iphone which has been jailbroken and baseband 6.15 but I still can't send or receive pictures. I'm with straight talk. These are the settings I have under Cellular Data. Someone please help me send pictures.

    Cellular Data

    APN Att.mvno
    Username blank
    Password blank

    Visual Voicemail

    APN acds.voicemail
    Username blank
    Password blank


    APN wap.tracfone
    Username blank
    Password blank
    MMS Proxy
    MMS Max Message Size 1048576
    MMS UA Prof URL blank
  8. jokerz126 macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2010

    try out IMO messenger!...great on both ipad and iphone and supports many different networks including googletalk, skype, their own, msn, etc...also has a nice clean interface..
  9. aamirshah macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2012
    not working for me i don't know why?

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