Written by Amit Agarwal
You can do lot of interesting stuff with Google Talk like get alert notifications, save bookmarks to delicious, manage web calendars, set reminders, write blogs, and so much more.
Such features can be easily integrated into Google Talk through ‘bots’ which, in simple English, are like virtual friends who are online 24×7 and will always respond with a smile to your questions or requests.
Here are some of the most useful ‘bots’ that transform Google Talk into a more useful program:
1. [email protected] – Add this IM Feeds bot as your Google Talk buddy and you’ll be able to read any blog or website that syndicates content via RSS feeds.
To subscribe to a website in GTalk, simply send a new IM message that says “sub abc.com” where abc.com is the address of the website / blog you want to read inside Google Talk.
2. [email protected] – This secret bot lets you post to FriendFeed from Google Talk. You may submit either hyperlinks or text messages.
3. [email protected] – This imified bot turns Google Talk into a real powerhouse.
You can post bookmarks to delicious, send messages to Twitter, submit blog entries to WordPress, Tumblr or Blogger, manage events in Google Calendar, shorten long URLs, run whois and so on.
4. [email protected] – Like IM Feeds, iNezha bot helps you read feeds inside Google Talk but this is slightly more versatile. For instance, you can simply say “digg” and it will show a list of all feeds that match that search term so you don’t have to type (or copy-paste) feed addresses.
5. Translation – This is a free service from Google that helps you translate words from a foreign language into your native language. Just add the relevant bot (e.g. [email protected] for Hindi to English or [email protected] for English to Hindi) as your buddy, send him a message and it will get translated instantly.
6. Set Task Reminders – If you need to remember something important, Google Talk can send you reminders for that event.
Just add timer to your Twitter friend’s list and then add [email protected] to your buddy list in Gtalk. Now if you want to get a reminder after 50 minutes, send a direct message to twitter like “d timer 50 pick kids from school” and a reminder will automatically pop up in your Google Talk after 50 minutes.
7. Transliteration – If you want to chat in your mother tongue (like Hindi or Tamil) but feel more comfortable using the English keyboard, Google Transliteration bot will come in handy.
For instance, add [email protected] to you friend’s list in GTalk and all messages you type in English will get transliterated in the language of your choice. Available only for a few Indian languages.
Also add [email protected] to the list.
Its a cool bot which saves and shares ur status messages and also helps u in maintaining a cool notepad.
Check out at : http://gtalkbots.com
I definitely recommend #5. There’s a huge list of translation bots to choose from. I believe I have about three different ones added to mine: English to Hindi, Spanish to English, and English to Spanish. They’re really quite useful when I want to translate something on the spot.
Hi, I found another awesome Bot…
The bot is a joke teller , every time you send him a word he replies
a new joke….
gtalk: [email protected]
jabber: [email protected]
Check out [email protected] on Google talk or Jabber clients. Just add it to your buddy list and get started!
It’s cool and the team have some interesting ideas and release a feature a week! Their blog at http://blog.mayafile.com has all the latest details.
Here is a list of 10 must have IM bots http://blogsworlds.com/?p=280
Nice group, I think you should add the google searcher bot “thesearchguy”..
for aim users : Thesearchguy
for gtalk users :searchguy
it’s like google but in a chat box..
Thank you for the good bots sharing 🙂
send it a list of SHA1 hashes and it will check to see if they are malware / virus. If detected .. a link is provided for full details
I find the translation bot to be the most useful thing. Thanks for sharing this information.
Also, I came across one more bot that is interesting. Just add [email protected] as a friend in Google Talk…
It allows you to:
> Search Radio Stations from around the world by Genre/Radio Station/Artist
> It also enables the SHOUTcast pop-up player and allows you to listen to music then and there.
Also add [email protected] , expense tracking bot, records your time and expenses at http://xpenser.com/ .
Chaty Bot is yet another cool bot that everyone might like. It offers weather, forecast, dictionary, short url, translation all in one single bot.
GTalk or Jabber users, add [email protected]
Yahoo! messenger users, add [email protected]
AIM/AOL users, add [email protected]
MSN/Live users, add [email protected]
Script Transcription bot is a GTalk Bot which offers an automatic transliteration option for converting Roman characters to Arabic or the Indic characters used in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi (Gurmukhi), Tamil, and Telugu. This lets you type these languages phonetically in English script and still have them appear in their correct alphabet. Note that this is not the same as translation — the sound of the words is converted from one alphabet to the other, not the meaning.
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English to Hindi, Spanish to English, and English to Spanish. They're really quite useful when I want to translate something on the spot.
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Funny stumbling upon this report. My buddies and I were just talking about this.
@Blogger29 Thanks for the link! http://worddictionary.co.uk/chat-bot.php is a killer find!
check out google calendar bot – gTalk chat contact allows you to use QuickAdd calendar feature trough chat: http://sites.google.com/site/gcalendarbot/