Google Desktop Plugin - gdSkype

Google Desktop Plugin - gdSkype 1.1

Adds to Google Desktop the ability to make calls via Skype
2.0  (1 vote)
1.1.2 (See all)

Google Call via Skype is one of the thousands of gadgets available for the Google Desktop Search application. But what are the gadgets anyway? The gadgets are plug-in components that enrich your Desktop experience and performs the most incredible and handy tasks that you can imagine and more.
At this point, if you’re not a user already, you might be wondering what is Google Desktop Search. Let me explain that to you and then we’ll come back to the Call via Skype. This tool is developed by the people from Google, which is quite a reference of its quality, and is a desktop searching engine that allows you to perform searches within your computer as you were searching something on the Internet.
Back to the Call via Skype, first thing to say is that you need to have Desktop Search 5 or above running on your system to use this gadget. On the side bar of the Desktop Search you’ll find a round button with an addition sign on it. When you press it, a gadget search window will open and you can browse the huge list to find the one you want. In this case, you can just type in Skype and Google Call via Skype will be listed. Then you press the “Add” button below the gadget thumbnail and that’s it, you’re done! Easy, right? Optionally, you can download the installation file from the Google Gadgets web site and then execute it by double clicking on it. A short installation will take place and the gadget will be ready to go.
Immediately, you will see a new round section on the side bar of Desktop Search. From there you can actually make a call via Skype just by entering the number and pushing the phone button at the bottom. As simple as that! Also, you can access to the settings dialog box to set up some general options regarding to the interface of the plug-in.
The basic idea after this gadget is to give to Google Desktop Search the ability to make phone calls via Skype so you integrate the two of them simplifying the routinely tasks. This cool plug-in is available for free but is good to mention that it’s not a Google Tested gadget so some bugs can ruin the party.

Juan Morán
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Review summary


  • It's free, quick access, easy to use


  • Only available in English, not a Google tested plug-in, only useful for Windows Users
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