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Phone Plugins brings quick-dial to Leopard

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.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. glwade

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Nova Media Phone Plugins

    Make sure you check the supported phone list before trying this. It very gracelessly crashes System Preferences if you try to pair a phone it doesn't support.

  1. glwade

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Nova Media Phone Plugins

    Make sure you check the supported phone list before trying this. It very gracelessly crashes System Preferences if you try to pair a phone it doesn't support.

  1. reciprocity

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    No iPhone Support

    Not surprisingly, this doesn't support the iPhone. I can't understand why Apple wouldn't include this capability in its own phones. I truly miss keeping my phone by my desk at work and being able to send and receive text messages from the computer without needing to mess with my phone. Let's hope enterprising developers have this ready to sell on the App Store. It's the first utility I'll be searching for come July!

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