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
• 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 (including split-screen multi-tasking on supported devices running iOS 9 or later)
• Optional application passcode lock (with TouchID option on supported devices)
• 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 2.4.7
• Add new setting to disable message counts in SMS list
• Add new option to present notifications for location changes using Location Awareness
• Fix 2-Factor Authentication login when using SMS verification
• Fix issue where it was impossible to get out of the contact card after adding a phone number to an existing iPhone contact
• Various minor UI and stability improvements
By the way, App Store reviews are very helpful – 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!
Best Google Voice App Available
I've tried all the Google Voice apps in the App Store over the past few years and GV Connect is the best. It feels natural on the iPhone side and he has integrated Google features which make it feel familiar on the Google side as well (for example the use of Google-type icons for incoming, outgoing, etc). It takes advantage of the larger screen size on an iPad and works great on iPhones. I also like how I can add new numbers to both the iPhone contacts and my Google contacts. The developer is very responsive and always personally responds to my emails. They even walked me through steps to aid them in solving my unique Google apps custom domain login issue. 5 Stars!
I have multiple Google Voice accounts for my business and this app lets me use them all at once. No issues whatsoever and appreciate the continued updates for years without being charged again like other apps do - even though it would be well worth more than what I paid for it! One of the most responsive developers out there.
Keep up the great work!
Good, but needs improvement.
I use my Google Voice number for my business and have been using this app. It needs an option to have a different ringtone for calls to my GV line as I am currently unable to tell when a call is for my personal cell phone number or my business line prior to answering. I don't get any notifications for SMS. The only way I know I received a text is by checking my email. Other than that, it's been helpful.
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- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jul 11, 2016
- Version: 2.4.7
- Size: 6.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Andreas Amann
- © 2009-2016 Andreas Amann
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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