This Google chat app not only enables you to make Google chat on i Pad, but also make group calls to up to four friends at the same time.
Luckily, there are plenty of choices to choose from, many that offer much more than Apple.
I've rounded up some of the best and most popular choices below.
The app does a great job with quick back-and-forth conversations, without any awkward silences because you can respond only when you have something to say.
You can also use the app like video voicemail, leaving messages for someone to watch when they can.
Since your i Pad has a front camera, why not get a Gtalk with your friends on your i Pad?
Although you can have a video chat with your friends using Face Time, but what if your friends don't have Macs, or i OS devices?
For staying connected, video calling is still all the rage.
More personal than a phone call, but just as easy, video calling is often free and the feature is popping up in more apps, including Whats App earlier this year.
While Gilde isn't a real-time video chatting app, it deserves a spot on this list for its unique approach.
With Glide, you record a video, up to 5 minutes long, and send it to someone else, who can view and respond to it immediately, or save it for when they have time to deal with it.
It enables you to make cellular calls and send and receive free text messages with your Google Voice number. VTok, as a free app from Apple App Store, allows you to log into your Google accounts to chat via 3G or Wi-Fi.