Google+ could be the next big thing in the world of social networking, dethroning Facebook even. What with it already having about 10 million users and still being in beta stage, it may as well have about 100 million users in another 5-6 months. At the rate Google+ is growing, I’m sure many of you use it almost everyday to check what you’re Circle friends are sharing and talking about.
It’s always better to have a desktop version of a Social networking site, just to make sure that you receive updates regularly and don’t have to visit the site all the time. Since Google+ is being used by most of you guys, it’s going to be useful if you have a desktop version of the same that gives you the latest update and notifies you of the same. GClient is an unofficial, not by Google, desktop version of Google+, is similar to the mobile version and keeps you updated with the latest happenings.
I couldn’t find anything wrong with this and the stream keeps updating itself, all from your Taskbar. So it’s pretty handy, only if you’re a Google+ Circle maker and sharer. It doesn’t interfere when you’re doing your work and can be launched right from System icons tray.
how to use Google plus client on your Windows desktop:
Download GClient for Windows from here. Since it’s not an official app, you’ll have to install this with your fingers crossed, even though I did not encounter any problems.
After installation it will ask you for your e-mail address, to which it will then send an unlock code to activate this application.
You can access the GClient app from the system tray and give in your Google Username and password to Sign in.
As you can see in this screenshot, it’s not a full screen app. It’s very similar to the mobile app like I mentioned before. However, you can do almost everything through this app, update status, comment, +1 posts, share posts and everything else that would require you to use the Web version.
Hence, this is a very ideal app for any Google+ user, allowing him/her to do it all right from the desktop.
There aren’t many options that you can choose from, it’s been kept pretty simple with no complex settings. On top of the app, you can see the +You, Options and the Close button. You also have other options such as Home, Refresh, Post and the option to choose between updates from Circles, Incoming or Nearby.
If you like being on Google+, then you should try this app out right now. Let us know if you faced any problems or have anything to say about the app.
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