GClient Brings Google+ On Desktop


As the bout between Google and Facebook continues, Google+ (pronounced as Google Plus) is fast becoming more interactive with the help of various third-party development efforts. We have recently reviewed a number of Google Plus extensions. This time we have GClient, which is a Google Plus desktop client. It works from the system tray and allows you to use all Google Plus features from a desktop client instead of having to visit your Google Plus account from a browser.

To use this application, you will first of all require signing up with the developer to get an unlock code for accessing the application. This is a one time procedure and you will not require using the unlock code again, once the application is accessible.


Once done, you can sign in and start using Google Plus from the system tray.


When you login to GClient, your stream is displayed, just like when you login to your Google Plus account from a browser.


You can click on the Home button to access all Google Plus options including your stream, photos, circles, profile, notifications and edit your privacy settings.


GClient alerts you for account updates, with the help of system tray notifications. GClient is one of the first desktop clients for Google Plus and works reasonably well. It is likely that we might see more application of this kind in the near future until a desktop client like TweetDeck is established.


GClient works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, provided you have .Net Framework 4.0 installed. Mac users can try out Tab for Google+.

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  • Paul

    I installed GClient and my antiviral kicked it out. This is the third timethis has happened with software you’ve recommended. If this keeps happening, I won’t use your recommendations anymore.

    • http://www.addicitivetips.com Nakodari

      Perhaps you can give us more information to help us. We test every application before reviewing it. Just because your antivirus said something does not mean that it is a virus. Most of the times, it is false positive too. Which antivirus are you using and what threat did it detect?

    • KRS

      You must have your own blog, that doesn’t give you the right to defame other blogs.

      Virus Total result for gclient, clean: http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=03cda345cf7ef81813d07569d1a67dd3addac3fdc53f2eb27db1a31a3dcce870-1311017202

      Virus Scan.org result Clean: http://virscan.org/report/e9b4750f2ceb66ad643d91a79104ed6b.html

      • Edwin

        It opens a port to the makers servers each time you post a comment. Sounds fishy to me. Plus 1 for the firewall!

      • https://profiles.google.com/ircpresident/about Mohamed ElGohary

        KRS You are a troll, G+ API is still read-only, and until API is read/write this program is fishy.

  • RDG

    It looks like it just opens the android app on desktop.

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  • linkon

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  • jeweeted

    This app doesn’t use the google+ API, so it is not secure. Just have some patient and do not trust this app.

  • Shane Potter

    As a rule, there are certain basic criteria I look for when deciding if I (need) to download a program of this type… One of the main criteria a program must meet is that it provides something innovative,useful and thus allows me to be more creative-resourceful and socially connected. Google + is very new but on the web it seems to be doing everything it needs to without much problems- I find that this client adds nothing to that. This is the reason why I will not download it. As to it’s security – I really do not know- there just was not enough of a catalyst to incite me to do the research. I do suggest that everyone use caution with all downloads- even if a program is clean does not mean it will play well with you OS or other platform variables.

  • Javed Aqthar Hussain

    is it safe? no backdroos? after few hrs i started using it… my google talk and my email client got disconnected saying my passwd is wrong. ^.~