GV Connect - Call & SMS for Google Voice
By Andreas Amann
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GV Connect is the most feature-complete Google Voice application available for your iPhone or iPad — text, call, and interact with your existing GV accounts using a beautiful and streamlined interface that gives you full control over your account settings:
• Place calls using your Google Voice number rather than your mobile number - enter number directly, select a contact from your device's contacts, or call back any number in your history. The application supports direct call (iPhone only), callback, and offline calling (see application website for a description of these calling modes)
• Send and receive text messages (SMS) from your Google Voice number - including support for long SMS, sending to multiple recipients at once, and support for non-English messages. Supports in-line replies with an iMessage-like interface
• Automatically check for new SMS and voicemails - even when the application is in the background (background fetching requires iOS 7 or later)
• Listen to voicemails and recorded conversations right on your device (allowing you to pause, rewind, or fast forward to any point within the message) - voicemails will show the transcription of the message when available
• Un/-archive messages, mark them as un-/read or starred, attach notes to conversations, block/unblock senders, or delete conversations
• Easily search in your history by contact, message, or note text - supports continuing searches online for messages that have not yet been cached locally
• Messages are stored on your device for offline access
• Quickly change various Google Voice account settings (call forwarding, do-not-disturb — including the option to have DND automatically expire at a specified time, message notifications, …)
• Add, verify, and remove forwarding phone numbers
• Quick Settings allow saving and restoring complete account settings (DND, forwarding, …) for easy switching between different profiles
• Support for automatic selection of Quick Settings based on current location (available as In-App Purchase)
• Direct access to your device's contacts without needing to synchronize them with Google
• Quick access to favorite phone numbers for calls and SMS
• Universal application which runs optimized on iPhone (including iPhone 6/6 Plus), iPod Touch, and iPad
• Optional application passcode lock (with TouchID option on supported devices running iOS 8 or later)
• Supports gesture navigation when typing text for easier placement of the cursor: swipe left/right with one or two fingers to move the caret position backwards/forward by character or word. Swipe left/right with three fingers to go to the beginning/end of the existing text
• Supports TextExpander touch snippet expansion including support for fill-in snippets
* Recipient of an honorable mention in the 2010 Best App Ever Awards *
NOTE: An existing Google Voice account with a GV phone number is required to use this application - signup for new Google Voice accounts is currently limited to residents of the US. Please note that GV Connect is NOT a VoIP application and will not allow making or receiving calls from an iPad/iPod Touch without a separate VoIP application.
GV Connect stores your account password securely in your device's Keychain for faster login when launching the application. All communication is done exclusively via secure connections (SSL) to the Google Voice servers owned and operated by Google and no contact information (other than the contact's phone number which is required to place a call or send a message) is sent to Google or any other party. All operations are fully synchronized with your Google Voice account.
Please read the FAQ section on the application website if you encounter any issues or use the feedback email link in its about screen to ask for support.
What's New in Version 2.3.8
• Re-wrote all authentication calls to account for Google closing down their ClientLogin interface without notice on 5/26/2014. Sorry for the unexpected downtime but we're sure that you will like this new version even better!
• Full support for 2-Factor authentication (you no longer need to create and use an application-specific password for GV Connect) - this includes re-adding the 'Direct Call' option for accounts using 2-Factor authentication (you should log in again with your account password and 2-Factor code instead of previously application-specific password to make direct calling work again). If you fill your account information using 1Password and have your authenticator set up in the application, the login will automatically submit your 2-Factor code from 1Password as well.
• Add support for accounts that have login for 'less secure apps' disabled
By the way, AppStore reviews are very helpful to us - reviews get reset with every update. If you like GV Connect, we would greatly appreciate if you could take a few minutes and leave a nice review. Thanks for using GV Connect!
I've tried them all!!
There's something missing or broken or ugly with every app available for Google voice... every app but GV Connect. Seriously, it's got so many settings tweaks and features that you won't be wanting. What decided it for me is the search feature which lost of the others lack. You can search your texts for names/phrases etc.
every once in a while I'll go and try the other apps again just to see if they've upped their game and I consistently come back to GV Connect, year after year.
I run my own business and am not affiliated with the developer but want to recognize quality design when it's benefited me so much through the years. Well done, guys!
I am a heavy google voice user for my business for several years and I have been using this app for less than a year. I switched from over 4 different google voice apps and none of them do the work as this one does. The multiple updates (unlike the competitors) clearly mirrors the commitment of this developer. I am very happy 2 step authentication finally works. I strongly recommend this app.
Works Well For Me
It is nice to be able to use Google Voice on the iPad. This product does the trick for me. Keep up the good work! Still the best way to use Google Voice on my IPad.
New update is fast! This just keeps getting better and better.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: May 29, 2015
- Version: 2.3.8
- Size: 6.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Andreas Amann
- © 2009-2015 Andreas Amann
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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