The quickest and simplest way to make calls on your Mac


DockPhone is the phone dialer Apple should have included with Yosemite. Photo: DockPhone

One of the best features launched with OS X Yosemite this year was the ability to make and receive phone calls from your Mac, provided it is paired with a compatible iPhone.

But while it’s usually great receiving phone calls with the feature, making outgoing calls yourself is not so straightforward: You must launch the FaceTime app, turn on your webcam and then maneuver through an interface that’s clearly more complex than it needs to be.

Thankfully, this is where DockPhone app comes to the rescue. If you use your Mac to makes calls with any regularity whatsoever, consider this an early Christmas present to yourself.

Costing just 99 cents, DockPhone promises to transform the way you make phone calls. All you have to do to use it is type or speak a number or name into a simple dialog box, then hit “Dial” to connect. The app then connects to your iPhone and dials the number.

This feels so integral to Yosemite that it would be no surprise whatsoever if Apple added it in a future version of OS X. Until they do, however, you can download DockPhone from the Mac App Store at the link below.

(Please note that there are a few requirements you’ll need to fulfill, such as having an iPhone 5 or newer, a Mac with Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and FaceTime activated with the same iCloud account on both the Mac and the iPhone. Provided all of these are checks, you’re good to go!)

Source: iTunes

Via: TechCrunch


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