DockPhone

Developer: Raffael Hannemann

Current Version: 1.1

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 2.8 MB - Download

Description:

Just keep your iPhone in your pocket.
DockPhone lets you make calls right from your Mac.
Speak freely via the microphone of your computer.

We developed DockPhone because we wanted to have a real phone app on the Mac.

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To start a call, type or speak any number or a name. DockPhone lets you search in your contacts, or dial arbitrary phone numbers. Hit the Dial button and enjoy your phone call.

NOTE: Make sure you meet the requirements listed below. Otherwise DockPhone won't work for you. We have listed several troubleshooting tips on our Help site (see the links on the right). You will also find contact information to receive additional support!


Oh, and check out the beautiful Today widget you'll get with this app!
Re-dial your most recent contacts with just one click!

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Requirements:
This app requires to have both iOS 8.1 on your iPhone and OS X Yosemite (10.10) on your Mac installed. Your devices must meet the Continuity requirements to work with this app:
- iPhone with iOS 8.1 or newer installed
- Mac with OS X Yosemite installed
- FaceTime activated with the same iCloud account on both the Mac and the iPhone
- FaceTime set as the default for calls

Warning:
- Your iPhone carrier may charge for the phone calls.

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Release Notes:

We have added the following features:
– Global shortcut: You can specify a keyboard shortcut to bring DockPhone to front.
– Menu Bar Icon: You can specify if you'd like a menu bar icon, a dock icon, or both.
– Support for special characters and umlauts: é, è, ë, etc.
– Search for nicknames: You can now search for 'Mom', 'Honey', etc.

(Open the Preferences to enable/disable the new features)

Need help?
– Visit weareYeah.com/DockPhone/help

We have fixed the following bugs:
– Some sudden crashes while searching for contacts
– Doubled digits with 'Enhanced Dictation' mode enabled in System Preferences

What we are currently working on:
– iOS companion app with HandOff integration and synchronized Recent Calls.

If you'd like to support us, leave a nice rating on the Mac App Store :-).
Follow @DockPhone for updates.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.1
Review by Dana Sutton

Great little gadget - If you make/receive calls on your iPhone this is almost a perfect dialing application (it obviously doesn’t have the flexibility to also handle landline, Skype, etc., so some people won’t find this an adequate substitute for Dialectic or PhoneAmego. The only way it could be made better is by imitating those more sophisticated programs by giving it a Service capability to dial highlighted numbers byi right-clicking. P. S. at the moment a lot of people have problems with Bluetooth on Yosemite, and Dialectic and PhoneAmego both require Bluetooth, so even those needing a more sophisticated dialer might find this a useful stopgauntil Apple cleans up its act).

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
1/5
Version 1.0
Review by marimar702

Nice but no good - Okay, I’m in the same family wifi, same ICloud account, all logged in to my FaceTime…same on the Iphone.. all specs meets…but nothing. give me my money back?

Found helpful by 15 out of 26 people

More Reviews for Current Version

3/5
Version 1.1
Review by storeE8

waiting for a good calling app with a KEYPAD(!) - why no keypads? in a world of automated messages and conference calls requiring additional numbers/input during the callwhile active, not having one is still a serious handicap. can’t believe apple didn’t include one, can’t believe no good-quality apps (like this one) include one. why?? as a developer for either apple or third party, this would be one of my highest priorities. i certainly know it’s one of the consumers’ highest priorities. it’s supposed to be a phone. please, someone make it like a phone… 5 stars to the first competent calling app with a KEYPAD!

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
2/5
Version 1.1
Review by Hume2

Lack of a Keypad Is A Major Shortcoming - No Conference Call Use - This is a nice little app with a slick interface. However, the lack of a keypad is a major shortcoming. The majority of my calls require a conference# to be entered after the connection is made - something not possible with this version. So it sits on the dock, unused.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
2/5
Version 1.1
Review by Adam4Pres

Add a dial pad…. - It works…but it would be easier if they added a dial pad as well.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by Dana Sutton

Great little gadget - If you make/receive calls on your iPhone this is almost a perfect dialing application (it obviously doesn’t have the flexibility to also handle landline, Skype, etc., so some people won’t find this an adequate substitute for Dialectic or PhoneAmego. The only way it could be made better is by imitating those more sophisticated programs by giving it a Service capability to dial highlighted numbers byi right-clicking. P. S. at the moment a lot of people have problems with Bluetooth on Yosemite, and Dialectic and PhoneAmego both require Bluetooth, so even those needing a more sophisticated dialer might find this a useful stopgauntil Apple cleans up its act).

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by MJMcKool

Great Support. Good product, would buy again, but not perfect. - I had an issue where it stopped working for me and would not make outbound calls using my iPhone. I followed the step by step instructions and even spoke to someone on chat. They fixed my problem quickly. I did get an error when i did the recomendadtion for the Terminal commands but once I rebooted it worked! Love it! This really should have been native functionality. I also have had an issue where, intermittently, incoming calls will not ring on the laptop and I have to use my cell phone. I would also like an option to dial a contact from my mobile phone but place the call via the laptop speakers and mic. Would be nice if you could push the call back and forth between the laptopn and the mobile for when you might need to pick up the phone and walk to get something.

Found helpful by 3 out of 5 people
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