By 105 Labs LLC
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Connect App lets you make and receive phone calls from your Mac using a Bluetooth hands-free connection to your phone. You can access Connect through the OS X menu bar. Connect works with any modern smartphone and has the following great features:
• Type a name or number in the search bar and you will see search results for your contacts. You can simply click the phone number to place a call.
• If you own a smartphone with voice control, Connect lets you engage the voice control feature from your Mac.
• Notification Center Integration: Receive notifications when your device connects or someone is calling you.
• Respond to an incoming phone call with an iMessage right from the notification using the new 'Reply' feature in Mavericks. (Only works if iMessage is running and the recipient can also receive iMessages.)
• Battery indicator resides in the menubar icon so you can check your phone's battery with a glance.
• Signal indicator in the app lets you know what the signal strength of your phone is.
What's New in Version 2.0.2
- Bug Fixes
- Phone label is now shown under the phone number when searching for contacts.
- Support for pasting PIN numbers during a call.
- Right-click on a phone number and select "Services > Call with Connect" (to enable this, go to System Preferences > Keyboard, select Shortcuts > Services, and check "Call With Connect")
- Support for the ';' character when dialing.
Works Perfectly w/ USB Headset
I coupled this with app, “AudioSwitcher” so that I could designate my USB headset for both audio input and output. Worked like a charm. With the AudioSwitcher software, I could tweak the mic output so that all extraneous noise was eliminated.
One question that I’m attempting to determine. My Mac contacts and my phone contacts are NOT synced (for a reason). I sync my phone w/ my gMail contacts list. My Mac is synced to iCloud. There are however many common contacts. QUESTION: Is “Connect” pulling contact list from by phone contacts via bluetooth or is it getting contacts from my Mac Contacts? I’ve added two dummy contacts to see which one syncs.
I LOVE being able to use my headset and make/receive calls from my Mac! Thank you for providing an alternative & making an SIP VOIP account unnecessary.
EDIT: The answer to above question is that BOTH the Mac Contacts list AND the iPhone contacts list are synced. Fantastic!
too many issues makes app pointless.
This has the potential to be such a good app. I’ve been looking for something like this for quite a while but I was let down after using it for a couple of hours of work. With all the issues it has like all the static noises it makes, not being able to take incoming calls because of the obnoxious buzzing noise it makes when you get one coming in and the irritating delay. I’m better off just using my speakerphone, really! Why would I want to pay for an app that does what my speaker phone does, but not as well? I’d like my money back or the issues fixed (I prefer the latter). Not trying to be mean just fair.
Good Option Until Yosemite Gets Here
I just purchased this app for use with my 2014 Macbook Air and its works perfectly so far. I placed two outgoing calls and recieved a call. SMS would be a nice addition, but this is a good option until Yosemite comes out in September/October. I traded in my PC laptop primarily for Yosemite’s integration with iOS and this app is a good preview of how nice it will be when Yosemite comes out.