Google Voice App

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ratatapa, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Ratatapa macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2011
    Looking for an App with which i can make a call using google voice outside GMAIL.

    I have Macvoice, but when i double click on a contact all it does is a kind of bong and nothing.

    I'm on Lion

  2. Ratatapa thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2011
  3. TreoRenegade, Aug 12, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2011

    TreoRenegade macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2008
    GrowlVoice. Mac App Store. To my knowledge, no demo. Using on Lion: late iMac 27" & 11" MBA Ultimate.

    I've been using it for months, and wouldn't be without it. Lives in the menu bar. One tap drops down it's screen. To make a call, you tap the phone icon in that screen's lower left corner. That opens a small window-- you tap in the first few digits of the number, OR characters of the contact's name, choosing the desired target from the instantly appearing focused list. Under that number/contact field = "Call with Phone", with a drop-down of your phones tied to Google Voice. Pick whichever one you want to use for the call.

    Short version: I've tried everything available (up to a few months back), and THIS is the one that does it all, intuitively. Best of all, when there have been little buggies, the dev has been quick to provide updates. Unlike VoiceMac, this app is not static. New features appear, and are invariably genuinely useful. So, money well spent in my book. Don't recall the price when I purchased, but it was $5 or under.

    BTW, it's a killer for txts too! :) (Yes, I earlier purchased Big Voice or Big Phone or whatever the thing is called. Short version: big waste.)

    Note: To date, I've made only USA calls, so I can't speak to Canada or others.
  4. Ratatapa thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2011
    Doesn<t work

    Tried it i put my number in format xxx-xxx-xxxx (I'm in canada)

    and it keep saying Unable to place call
  5. TreoRenegade macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2008
    Did you try entering a few characters of the contact's name instead? Unfortunately, my numbers are in varying formats, but I've had no problems re GrowlVoice.
  6. below sea level macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2009
  7. iCrizzo macrumors regular


    Aug 4, 2010
    Burlington, VT
    Download Fluid and make your own. Takes all of 1 minute. Or you could do it in Automator as well.

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