Overwolf Adds Skype, Facebook And YouTube To Your Favourite Games

Windows: If you’ve ever played a full-screen game and wished you could open a browser or respond to an IM without tabbing out, Overwolf is the utility for you. The app adds useful tools so you can look up strategies, chat with friends and control your music, all without leaving the game.

Overwolf works like Steam’s built-in overlay, but it’s even less intrusive. You press a set of hotkeys or mouse over the widget on the side of the screen (you can see how this works in the video above), and a button appears with tools you can use.

In Overwolf’s case, instead of getting what the service provides by default, you can choose the apps included. Overwolf has its own mini “app store” that has customised tools for Gmail, Skype, Facebook, IRC, and even streaming music services such as Pandora and Grooveshark.

There’s even a full web browser, and mini-apps for specific games (a crafting advisor for Team Fortress 2, a talent calculator for World of Warcraft, timers for DOTA and a Battlelog viewer for Battlefield 3) that can help you out in-game.

The utility is free, and a Mac version is on the way soon. If you want to give it a try, you’ll need .NET installed. You can check if your favourite games are supported here. Thanks Jordan!


Republished from Lifehacker.


  • I used to use overwolf when they first brought out a WoT version… the video recorder tries encoding on the fly so most full screen recording attempts will result in all but the elite of GPUs grinding to a halt. I will see if they fixed that as I brought it up with them ages ago and they said it was not being considered at the time

  • If it works like I hope it does, it’ll be amazing!

    I have to build a new PC soon and I may not have the luxury of a second monitor this time. Having this stuff in an easy to use overlay is a great idea.

  • This stuff has been around for almost 10 years now….

    Xfire has been doing the in-game chat and overlay since the early 00’s. Their in-game video recording is the best around for a fully integrated system. Now, there’s also Raptr too which is getting better and better.

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