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 2.3.5
• Update the protocol used to initiate a direct call to fix the error that started to appear recently due to a server-side change
• Fix issue where displaying a person's contact details would sometimes show an empty person on iOS 8
• On devices running iOS 8 or higher, show multiple swipe actions in the message list view (Call, Archive/Move to Inbox, Delete) rather than having a preference setting for the action to be shown as on earlier versions of iOS
• Various stability improvements based on user submitted reports
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!
Still no DIRECT CALL
Use the OFFICIAL Google Voice app for DIRECT CALL.
On this GV Connect app, Direct Call not work for directly making calls from your iphone (and showing your GV number on caller id). Direct Calls also don't work on the other GV Mobile+ app and that other app's developer there removed Direct Call as an option on that other app. So it seems that all alternative unofficial GV apps cannot do Direct Call???
BUT Direct Call does work in the official GV app. Google messed this up.
Maybe the developer (for this GV Connect app) can continue to work on this problem to find a way to fix this??? Until then, use the official Google Voice app for direct dialing out on calls -- while continuing to use this GV Connect app for everything else (except no Direct Calls) such as use this app as a call log app, and for texting, etc.
This app is the best google voice application you could pay for. Of all the money you could spend on dollar games and cheap thrills, this one is worth your money. It integrates nicely with the iPhone and it is definitely worth getting because it's full of features. Don't waste your time looking for similar apps.
Great App, Great Support
The BEST Google Voice App. Issues with Direct Call are fixed. Easy to use, wouldn't use any other App for Google Voice.
Author responds fast to support questions. When I contacted him about the Direct Call issue I had a response in 10 minutes.
Everyone should understand problems happen.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Feb 10, 2015
- Version: 2.3.5
- 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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