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 2.3.9
• Improved compatibility for logins using 2-Factor authentication. This fixes the continuous loop during login that some users have been experiencing and avoid multiple prompts for the 2-Factor code entry.
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!
2-Factor & Direct Call works!!!
Finally! The google login with two-factor authentication finally works! And the Direct Call finally works again! This is the BEST Google Voice app for iPhone. All due praise to the developer for his hard work in getting this app to work properly and for all the great features that this app has. Thank you so much!
P.S. For those who are complaining about notifications, just continue to also use the official Google Voice app to get notifications like for your texts and then just open up this GV Connect app to do your GV. It's just easier that way.
Best Google Voice App
I've tried all the 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 that make it feel familiar on the Google side as well (for example the use of icons like google uses for incoming, outgoing, etc). The developer is very responsive and always responds to my emails. 5 Stars!
Great Google Voice app
I've been a user for over 4 years. This app is consistently updated by developer. I've tried several other apps. None are as easy to use for placing phone calls and viewing history. Only criticism is that at times receiving SMS messages is delayed. It may have to do with my settings. I'm not a big user of SMS or text messages.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jun 14, 2015
- Version: 2.3.9
- 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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