Google Voice application for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by benhollberg, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    I have been looking for a Google Voice application for Mac recently, without much luck. It seems there is no official application because Google wants you to use the website. So I check the Mac App Store for a third-party application, there is one but it is $5.99. I would pay that much but would like to know other options first. If someone uses any application that work with Google Voice on a Mac I'd like to know, thanks.
     
  2. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    There are a few free widgets that work with GV.
     
  3. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Dashboard widgets?
     
  4. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to know as well. I have the GV Chrome extension but it only send calls to your phone. I want to call from my computer without logging into Gmail.
     
  5. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Yea. Personally I use GV Connect, although I'm sure there are more.
     
  6. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I am looking at that and it looks like it just sends the call to be picked up on one of my registered phones. Does it do VoIP as well?
     
  7. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    it's not GV but..

    BUT im telling you this since i use + love it!
    its.. WHISTLE PHONE!

    the biggest con this has is there is an advertisement at the beginning you have to listen to [if it's outgoing].. look into it. others will probably suggest better apps which you exactly want {GV integration] .
    What you can do if assign your Whistle Phone number to Google Voice so that when that number [GV] is called, your Whistle Phone number rings.

    best of luck!
     
  8. Anathallo macrumors newbie

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    http://www.growlvoice.com/

    I'm not sure if it has the exact functionality you're looking for (you can check :p) but it's for certain a full fledged GV client that runs from the menu bar, and it's fantastic. Hopefully it fits into your lifestyle, because it completely changed the dynamic of using GV for me.
     
  9. Bankerts macrumors member

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    I like VoiceMac. Works very well for SMS and voicemail but does not do VOIP. I can initiate a call and have it ring my cell phone, however.
     
  10. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Downloaded GV Connect dashboard widget. It works but doesn't do VoIP. Not really liking it but it'll work until I have to try out those others. Thanks for the replies.
     
  11. mgmktx macrumors member

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    It isn't a separate app but the GV extension for Chrome is pretty good. Seems like you can call using Google Talk with the extension but I haven't tried it
     
  12. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't use Chrome, any Safari ones?
     
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