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Giveaway of the day — G-Recorder

Record Skype Calls, Conversations and History To Gmail with G-Recorder!
User rating: 70 80 comments

G-Recorder was available as a giveaway on February 14, 2010!

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G-Recorder connects two great tools - Skype and Gmail. G-Recorder records Skype calls and chat messages and saves in Gmail. This means automatic Skype history backup, merge from different computers, access from anywhere and powerful Gmail interface to work with your Skype conversations just like with e-mails.

G-Recorder lets you:

  • Automatically record Skype calls as MP3 files that are saved in your Gmail account!
  • Capture conversations from multiple Skype installations in one place.
  • Never lose your Skype history, even if you change computers.
  • Upload local Skype chat history to Gmail.

Record Skype to Gmail with G-Recorder!

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/XP/Vista





File Size:

2.14 MB



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Numerous users have reported that the activation for this product does not work (see forums) and no one seems to care. After a month, there is a message which says "this key has already been registered using a different Skype ID".

I realize that it is free and you get what you pay for but c'mon - admit there is a problem and fix it already.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Scher  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

#68 - I've got the same issue too. Can't authorize G-Recorder in Skype because nothing shows up in Skype. Using Win7-64, but it's supposed to be compatible. Not sure why it's not recognizing Skype.

Reply   |   Comment by Mac  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#80 - No kidding ! Well I guess that negates all the google privacy comments !

Reply   |   Comment by No Kidding  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Why I don't use skype:

3.2.4 Licence: You hereby grant to Skype a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable licence to Use the Content in any media in connection with the Skype Software, the Products and the Skype Website.

note the any. that means the content of your calls, audio and video. everything

Reply   |   Comment by ruus  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

#'s 27, 28 and others. Hope you are still listening...just saw your comments & just figured it out myself. Open G-recorder, then look for the Grecorder "tray icon" envelope image. It should be on the Start toolbar to the right by the time. Right-click on it and select "License key..." A box will open for you to enter the key, then click on "Apply" The software will now indicate a "Full" license instead of saying "Trial"

Reply   |   Comment by Donna  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

#59 I got all my past skype instant messages, even the ones I didn't want where blocked users were trying to sell crap to me, now found in the newly created folder in my google.

Reply   |   Comment by Peas and carrots  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

You have to register as
Skype ID:giveawayoftheday

Hope it helps
GAOTD Installer

Reply   |   Comment by GAOTD Installer  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Is nothing private any more? I've never used Skype, or any other internet based phone service. Now, if I ever DO receive a call on Skype, I hope I remember to hang up rather than chance having my words (unimportant to others, maybe, but important to me) recorded for posterity, floating from cloud to cloud "out there" somewhere. The digital age has precipitated an obsessive need to catalogue, record & preserve everything.

As has been pointed out, it is often illegal to record a telephone conversation without consent. IMHO, unethical, too.

And to give control of it to Google? Don't they have enough of our info already?

As always, thank-you to GOTD for your daily free programs, and to the commenters with practical, valuable advice and alternatives.

Reply   |   Comment by MichaelC  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I am having the same problem others are reporting regarding non-activation and not connecting to Gmail. Windows 7 and latest Firefox. I have activated other GAoTD software with no problems over the past couple of years, and the activation looks like it has run (pops up the web page), but the trial banner remains on the app. The activation dialog has a blank line, a colon, and on a third line, the license key. This maybe malformed, and I can't find a way to change it or to manually enter the license key. Then when I tried to enter my Gmail info, got "Receive failed login response from IMAP server Failed." I went to Gmail and changed my password manually to ensure no error, and still got the same error with the new password. Then I uninstalled, used Advanced System Care to remove any lingering registry keys, downloaded a new copy, and reinstalled. Same issues. BIG disappointment, because I sent it to friends with whom I Skype regularly, and they installed it without issues (on XP and Vista, not sure what OSes). I would have used this if I could have gotten it to work.

Reply   |   Comment by Keter  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Avira Antivirus found a virus in the file "GetFullVersion.exe" included with GAOTD's distribution of the Gregory Phoenix game a few weeks ago. I sent the file to VirusTotal.com where over 60% of the scanners said the file is infected, one of the highest rates I've ever seen. GAOTD is once again trying to put malware on my PC. Since I can't trust GAOTD, it's just not worth the risk. Thanks for almost two years of occasionally good stuff, but this is goodbye. Whiterabbit, Ashraf, Bubby and others, I'll miss your comments and help.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr. Dave  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Getting same error as #59

This key has already been registered using a different Skype ID

Reply   |   Comment by Vikram  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Google voice not just USA is in new zealand as well.

Reply   |   Comment by hotdoge3  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The best pay-ware software for recording skype is from Pamela.biz, the pro version. I've been using it for 2 years to record all my skype activity (calls, chat, video calls). It is a full featured package out can run in a hidden mode.

I realize this doesn't fit into the freeware focus of this site, but many people are very interested in this category and want maximum convenience and features. Working from home, 90% of all business calls are thru skype, and it has saved my @ss many times.

Beyond that, make sure you are in a single-party recording state (meaning only one party on the phone needs to know the call is being recorded, as opposed to a two-party state, where both or all parties are required to know), otherwise make sure to not let the cat out of the bag. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by JasonQ  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

@59 same here. "the key has already been registered by a different skype ID"

Reply   |   Comment by ruddyadam  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

#34..... To the best of my knowledge the US is the only country that charges for incoming calls. You are being royally ripped off by your cell phone providers.

Reply   |   Comment by Alrock  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I get the prompt "Please click in Skype to authrozie G-Recorder..." but I don't see anything on the skype side. I know how this works in Skype with 3rd party tools, as I do have another tool for which I have to authorize whenever it is upgraded. What is going wrong here?

Reply   |   Comment by Irha  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

SkypeID "Giveawayoftheday": it's just a GOTD protection of G-Recorder, of course they won't receive any messages/call recordings

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Good  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#21 "I’m skeptical of the ratings used in GAOTD lately."

Mate , i can assure you they are being manipulated. I have learned how to do them myself. Its not hard. Not that i engage in it. But it annoys me, as it is making the Ratings and The "Yes/No" Tallys irrelevent.

There must be a way for GAOTD to secure the ratings? Maybe like having every registered user allowed just one vote irrespective of ISP/DNS values.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Grenfell  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

take into that Skype has 400M users, how many has Google Voice? the same about Google Talk, great piece of soft, but not very popular

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Good  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


First of all thanks for your comments.
We value your opinion and already noticed several things to improve in G-Recorder.

Here is a list of the most popular Q&A:
1. How to install and register G-Recorder?
- First run Setup.exe
- Then Activate.exe
- And then enter HEK-PNSL-VIAD-AMWM in the License dialog (accessible from G-Recorder tray icon menu)
2. Does G-Recorder support Windows 7?
- Yes, both x32 and x64 are supported
3. Does G-Recorder send my records to your servers?
- No, G-Recorder sends records directly to Gmail through SSL (secured channel)
4. Does G-Recorder sends my password to anywhere?
- No, your password is used only to connect to Gmail, the same way like you type it in Browser to enter Gmail

With Best regards,
The G-Recorder Team

Reply   |   Comment by G-Recorder  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

In the be afraid, VERY afraid security climate in he USA, I really don't want my phone conversations to be stored on Google's servers. I'm not a criminal, and never intend to be. Hover it's a bit disconcerting to learn what and how many things could end up flagging one as an interest to law enforcement.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

It works perfectly. Full version. Great, but I have a doubt: In the field "skype-id" it says "giveawayoftheday", So I don´t know if now Giveawayoftheday.com will receive all our messages? There is no way to change this username. So, what´s up? I hope somebody will answer. It seems, there is no privacy. Maybe I´m wrong. But maybe I´m right. Great sunday to all.

Reply   |   Comment by cancunhans  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

@ G-Recorder Does the application work with Skye Beta Going through the install process but not receiving the authorize G-Recorder in the Skype Options > Advanced.

Anyone have success with Skype Beta

Reply   |   Comment by Nicholas  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thankfully it's been pointed out by several people already that Google Voice is only available to people living in the USA. For those Americans who don't grasp why statements like "Why use this when GMail users can get Google Voice for free?" are quite irksome to many others, please be aware that the percentage of internet users living in the USA is 13% (and shrinking). Off-the-cuff comments like that are nowhere near as annoying as the astonishingly rude and dismissive comments made on GOTD whenever developers demonstrate that they are not native English speakers, but they are somewhat annoying all the same. It's time to ditch the US-centric mindset, methinks, people!

Eileen (#45), Revo Uninstaller also offers a freeware version which is very reliable, powerful and useful. I've been using it for years, and in fact it wasn't until reading your message that I discovered Revo Uninstaller offers a commercial version also... which of course I'd love to try out, so I second your request for a GOTD rerun.

Reply   |   Comment by Julia  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

#54 J budo Read 1st paragraph of #57
right click on the G-Recorder icon (bottom right of your monitor) and select “License Key” it should be partially filled out, all you must do is fill in the License Key given to you in the unzipped “read me” extracted document. Full License

Reply   |   Comment by Peas and carrots  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Another alternative is just to use a digital recorder that records any audio sounds... save and send to your gmail!

Or... use your iphone recording app to record and send to gmail.

Hopefully, I have made life easier for someone today.

Reply   |   Comment by Boingo  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

When the installation software tries registering a dll it crashes my computer (two times). Here's the info I am getting. Please have publisher email me for the dump reports.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007f
BCP1: 00000008
BCP2: 807C7750
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Reply   |   Comment by Evan  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

#7,....Google voice is only available for US users, though it allows calls to Canada. Soooo,.. kinda useless for anyone outside the US,
which a lot of people here are. I think I'll try this, my parents have been bugging me to get on Skype anyways

Reply   |   Comment by Martina  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

I've installed this, and it was successfully activated, but it keeps telling me I have a 14 day evaluation period. How do I know if its fully registered ?

Reply   |   Comment by J budo  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Sorry, there's one ADDITIONAL point -- pretty obvious really...

The recordings you make will of course not just be YOUR voice, but the OTHER person's too! And THEY may not be too enamoured of the fact that their personal conversation with you has not only been recorded, but saved to an off-site location, which COULD be broken into!

In some countries (like Britain) you are not allowed to record an ordinary telephone conversation without letting the other person KNOW that you are doing so. Clearly the law has to catch up with this idea... In my case, doing interviews, naturally the respondent knows I am recording them -- I tell them. (Not knowing shorthand, I could never keep up with their speaking....)

So, for those few people doing interviews for instance, it is hardly likely to be a problem -- anyway, the conversation is hardly "personal". But how are you going to advise everyone who calls YOU, or if you call them, that not only are you recording them, but it will go into archive in some off-site location.... Far too complicated! They'd hang up before you finished explaining!

So, it seems to me, this "simple" piece of software raises some complex social issues.

Are we to end up starting every Skype conversation with, "Are you recording this? Where will it be kept....?"

"Can of worms", indeed!

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

As a consultant with clients in other countries (who primarily call me on Skype), I see a definite use for this program. I don't use Google Voice (yet), but for Skype calls, I can see this being worthwhile.

Reply   |   Comment by BJasmine  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Google Voice is only available for users in the United States; there is a small pice of land outside the US.

Reply   |   Comment by urban  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Google has privacy policies that are less than desireable and I won't use this because of the Privacy Policy on this, read the last two paragraphs
Recorder Privacy Policy
G-Recorder recognizes that privacy is extremely important. For the purposes of private information protection G-Recorder has enforced the following Privacy Policy.

G-Recorder requires you to provide the password for your Gmail account. G-Recorder never sends this data outside your computer and uses it only to store Skype conversations in Gmail. Connection to Gmail is made over secured channel. If you selected “Remember me” option your password will be encrypted and saved in G-Recorder configuration on your computer.
You conversations are sent only to your Gmail account. G-Recorder doesn’t send them to own or 3rd-party servers.
Information collected by G-Recorder
If you select “Notify me about G-Recorder updates” option on G-Recorder Settings dialog, G-Recorder will store specified e-mail address in our database.

G-Recorder records conversations from your Skype account and saves them to Gmail account you configured on G-Recorder Settings dialog. G-Recorder doesn’t send this data to own servers or to any other 3rd-party services.

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Reply   |   Comment by Donna  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

I have used skype, never felt the need to record the conversations....this app would seem to be one that has an exclusive usage.
Now, if it recorded all chat and conversations, and saved them in multiple formats including sending them to email....could be something.
Because it is offered, I will give it a try, but really, I do not see this being a valueable tool in the overall.

Reply   |   Comment by phased  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

So typical of these comments. First guy announces "I never use Skype" and then goes on to review the product.

Reply   |   Comment by dog  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Finally... for a limited time, a free call recorder that works in Windows 7! I've been only been able to record calls with Pamela Basic for up to 15 minutes.

Reply   |   Comment by The PC Tech Guy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

hey this is one of the best site i know and love the free software....how about giving away Revo Uninstaller again...i got a new laptop and lost it...thanks again guys

Reply   |   Comment by eileen  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

Unique, (re #7) perhaps because the world doesn't completely revolve around the U.S. and Google Voice isn't available to the rest of us?

Reply   |   Comment by Kent  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Apparently, Google Voice is available only in the US. Not available in Canada and other wonderful countries!

Reply   |   Comment by drvajra  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I could use this as I talk to "experts" through Skype via chat and call and it would be great to have the conversations held somewhere. I think I'm going to load this on my old computer so I can save those old conversations instead of copying them to a document.

I have lots of links given to me or great advice on who to ask or what to do for things... In Internet Marketing, we use Skype quite a bit.

I cannot load on this computer though as it looks not to be compatible with Windows 7, correct?


Reply   |   Comment by Tanya  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

I don't use Skype and neither do I have a Gmail. I just use the ol' old school Windows Live and their webcam service. :)


Reply   |   Comment by Joji  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Sounds interesting! Too stupid I don't use Skype or Gmail...

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Gizmo was recently bought by Google -- Gizmo is a well established, cheaper to use, & I think more open Skype alternative [e.g. you don't have IP rights battles in the courts etc]. Between rumors & what Google's said, looks like Google is going to come out with a fairly complete service -- it's been said that *if/when* you have WiFi access you won't need your cell's carrier, & would get more features, like eventually real-time voice translate. But that is in the future... Google voice is invite only, & if you use Skype vs. Gizmo, G-Recorder might be handy, maybe especially so if/when Google becomes less Skype friendly -- it is after all now their competition.

Please do remember though that while laws vary, it's often illegal to record phone calls or conversations without everyone involved giving consent. Recording what that company rep or salesperson etc says might sound tempting, but it also might wind up with you facing charges if they ever found out about it.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

#7 Google Voice is a US service and is not available in UK & most other parts of the world.

Reply   |   Comment by Gakusei  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hi all!

Great tool especially for those geeks that use SKYPE on a daily basis!!

In particular what has impressed me about this app is the ability to store chats in "clouds”, always searchable and accessible to you anytime from anywhere, meaning that, thanks to G-RECORDER, you won’t lose any SKYPE chat history even if you change computers or just reinstall Windows.

How cool is that??

So 2 THUMBS UP for me!!

In addition to this application, if you are committed to work on SKYPE on a daily basis, I also suggest you install another SKYPE plugin called "TalkAndWrite" that allows SKYPE users to draw, add texts, erase, highlight and write together on a common document for education and/or online collaboration while talking on a SKYPE call.

Very cool!


Cheers from Italy!!


Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

#7-donebythefish--ditto to you and several of you other skeptics.

Also, something nobody said yet, namely, why would you want Google to have a recording of all your phone calls to snoop through, looking for keywords to trigger advertisement tailored to all your no longer secret interests? I don't even use Gmail because of their non-privacy policy.

Reply   |   Comment by computersexplore  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

can I use this feature in more than One Google account which I usually access from same pc.??

Reply   |   Comment by sahil  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Skype is not such a popular application in the US but for international friends and families (mine is US-China) it can offer a fantastic savings on international phone calls. Skype is a hybrid of chat and VOIP. We are able to make unlimited calls to China based cell phones for less than $13 a month (and in China they don't pay if it's an incoming call). Skype is awesome.

As for G-mail, it's just another email service in my opinion. Why limit the functionality of today's program to only this service provider? I know Gmail is free, that isn't a big issue, just curious as to why.

The concept here raises my eyebrow and flags concern over what really is happening. After all, the program grants access to both the Skype account and the Gmail account and is sending it through the internet via a program that I have never yet heard of. Sounds like a huge opportunity for an unscrupulous company to access the entire realm of none-of-their-business! Although I seldom worry about the software that I download from GOATD, today is the exception; I won't even give this one a try. Thumbs down for the paranoia factor.

Reply   |   Comment by spooky  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

WOW! this is EXACTLY what I have been looking for! Thank you GOTD!!

Reply   |   Comment by Very Happy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

just remember, nothing is "saved" in your email. it's saved on their servers and sent to you. I have no idea whether they keep the stuff on their servers or not, but this could easily pose a security risk if someone hacked into their system.

Reply   |   Comment by DSep  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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