Why don't they merge iMessage, FaceTime, and Contacts in macOS... and call it "iPhone"

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by CLS727, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. CLS727 macrumors regular


    Feb 5, 2018
    I sit at my desk in the office all day...

    I'd love to be able to all my iMessage, SMS, and send/receive phone calls from my Mac without needing to pick up my phone.

    Right now, FaceTime as a stand-alone app is too cumbersome because

    1) I never do video calls... just audio only

    2) why have to have a whole other app open when I should be able to just click "call" from my list of people I'm messaging with

    It should be easy to run as a always-open single window that isn't in the way of my main apps.

    Honestly, I'd just be happy with a "Mirrored" window of my iPhone screen that just lets me navigate all the apps and menus live right through my mac with the mouse like an emulator.
  2. rafark macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2017
  3. CLS727 thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 5, 2018
    I like it.
  4. Schranke macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2010
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    like the idea, but there are some aspect it would change.
    First I would not merge contacts into the new app, I like having it as a standalone for when I need contact info. there are cases were call/text history would be unfortunate to show up.
    Should be simple to allow the app access to contacts, so that it could do 1click calls.

    As for a more comprehensive text/phone app, it would be nice. Not really able to remember how many times I have used video calls on my Mac, but it is few (so is it on my phone...).
  5. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I like it. I like the whole idea.

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