Dialogue App for Mac looks like the first breakthrough system that conquers a territory that no one's really made a mark in.
Yeah, we're talking about making and answering calls right from your Mac which is connected to your iPhone via Bluetooth. How cool is that? With Dialogue, you don't even have to “look” at your iPhone when a call comes in or when you want to make a call.
Apple's plan of Mac & iPhone integration has been an enormously successful thing so far. They've integrated pretty much everything from photos, documents and contacts to even messages (iMessage). But one thing that remains left out conspicuously is this: making calls and answering them right from your Mac, instead of having to pick up your iPhone every time.
Dialogue, a Mac app built to fill this, has clearly done a good job. Here's a short promo video from the developers:
Dialogue seems as easy to setup as pairing a Bluetooth device to your Mac. Once you pair your iPhone with your Mac, Dialogue does the rest of the job. It listens for incoming calls on your iPhone and when it happens, it alerts you on the Mac with a nifty little dialog window. You can choose to answer or decline just as on the iPhone.
Dialogue's feature include:
- Make calls from your Mac over the iPhone
- Answer calls on your Mac
- Record calls and save them to your computer
The last feature sounds absolutely impressive, right? Of course, I'm concerned about what legal clutter the app developers would run into but it's a really useful feature that a lot of people would be interested in paying for. As for iPhone, there are no solutions other than jailbreak (and even after that you'll have to go through a lot of hoops).
Dialogue app works only for Mac but can connect to Android and WP devices too. Not-so-surprisingly though, the app has a familiar iOS-design. One downside that the developers seem to be trying to fix is that you can only make calls to contacts on your Mac address book. If you use iCloud for contact sync, this shouldn't be a thing to bother about.
The Verge notes that there are a few small bugs the developers are still working on but overall, this is it. Your one-stop solution to make/receive calls on your Mac and then also record them is here.
Dialogue Mac app costs $6.99. Pretty worthy.