Gabbly is a browser-based chat client that allows users to connect and collaborate around a shared interest online. The application is initialised by simply adding the prefix “http://www.gabbly.com/” to a URL. For example, to talk with other users at this blog the URL would be http://www.gabbly.com/blog.include-digital.com. If you visit this link you’ll see the Gabbly chat client appear as a floating layer at the top-right of your browser.
This tool opens up a number of interesting possibilities for group working, website debugging or real-time, project review with a client, without having to resort to third-party applications. Of course, the telephone is always the preferred option, but Gabbly might prove useful when dealing with a large number of people.