updated 03:35 pm EDT, Tue June 17, 2008
Quick-dial for Leopard
Nova Media has released Phone Plugins, a utility that allows one-click dialing and text messaging from any application in Leopard. Users of OS X Tiger were able dial cellphones connected over Bluetooth, but Apple removed that feature in OS X 10.5. Nova claims the utility not only restores that lost functionality, but improves on it as well. The Berlin-based developer says the Phone Plugins include a Bluetooth wizard to connect cell phones in one step. Users can call or send a text message to any number within Address Book or other applications using the “services” menu.
Phone plugins requires Mac OS X 10.5.2 or higher and is compatible with supported Motorola, Nokia, Samsung or Sony Ericsson bluetooth phones. The utility is available now for $10.