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Dialectic uses a Bluetooth mobile phone (including the iPhone), your Mac's modem, or speakers to dial the phone. Dialectic can also make calls via Vonage, CallVantage, Skype, Ovolab Phlink, Parliant's PhoneValet, Fritz!Box; an Asterisk PBX server; IP-based telephony devices including IP phones from Aastra, Cisco, and Snom; softphones from CounterPath Solutions, Inc., the Gizmo Project, ohphoneX, and iSoftPhone, as well as many others.

You can enter a number manually or you can use the integrated search tools to find numbers in your Address Book, Microsoft Entourage, Microsoft Outlook, Now Contact, or Palm Desktop more...

What's New

Version 1.9.2:
  • Improved support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an issue with Google Voice authentication.
  • Note: the minimum OS X support is now OS X 10.5.8, 10.4.x support has been eliminated.
  • Updated and augmented the documentation.
  • Other minor fixes and optimizations.


  • OS X 10.4.9 or later
  • An external telephone or a VoIP account and an Internet connection
  • Any of the following contact-management applications:
    • Address Book
    • Marketcircle Daylite
    • Microsoft Entourage
    • Microsoft Outlook
    • Now Contact
    • Palm Desktop

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Tomq Member IconReview+34

I use Dialectic (cute name!) to make it extremely easy to dial a phone number using an Apple modem connected to my landline phone. I have a cordless phone that, when placed in its charging cradle, cannot be used. So I got rid of the cradle, replaced the batteries with a permanent power supply, and velcro'ed the phone to the side of my monitor.
So now, copy/paste phone number, dial with Dialectic, press the speakerphone button on the cordless phone and easy, fast talking.
Definitely worth the price for me. Does exactly what I want it to do, and a lot more.

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Version 1.9.2
kapps Member IconComment+16

Does this software once installed on a mac machine, have any means to trigger a dial action from an ios device on the same network.


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Version 1.8.7
 Member IconComment+0

Is Dialectic compatible with Mountain Lion?

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Version 1.8.6
Lolita Member IconComment+71

Stupid question: Will Dialectic work with Google Voice? I assume that it will not, but am eager to be proven wrong.

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Version 1.8.4
JNSoftware LLC (developer)

Yes, Dialectic works to dial your Google Voice account.

Winet Member IconReview+10

This peace of software is the most best value I ever got for this price. The support is outstanding good. And with LaunchBar it's a outstanding tool to dial out of the Address book.

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Version 1.8.3
GeoProf Member IconComment+876

Anyone know if this works with magicJack?

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Version 1.8
JNSoftware LLC (developer)

Yes, Dialectic works to dial magicJack.

Roman C. Member IconReview+8
Roman C.

Great software and even better support.
Would really recommend this to everyone.
My setup was asterisk with dialectic and daylite phone connector works perfectly with multiple users thanks to Dialectic!

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Version 1.8
pthevan Member IconComment+0

I'm having a problem hooking up to Dialectic. I have a USB Modem connected, and have selected "Default Modem", but the Dial Methods page will only allow me to select "Bluetooth", or "Bluetooth-PDA-Synch". Yet, the "Help" page shows "USB Modem" in the same window. How can I fix this?


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Version 1.7
JNSoftware LLC (developer)

Please contact us via the support address listed on the product webpage or the application itself.

Jim57 Member IconReview+11

Great program.

Makes using Google Voice a snap.

Does its job and stays out of your way, yet has a lot of useful features if you want to see them.

It has saved me a lot of money, as I have to pay (1970's prices!!) for outgoing calls where I work. My last phone bill was US 28 cents.

I had a crashing issue. Support was extraordinary. Jon, the developer, responded quickly and offered fixes just as fast. His support was well worth the shareware fee.

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Version 1.5
Rybu03051 Member IconReview+1

Dialectic is a feature rich app with the ability to make calls using just about every method on the planet. I did have a delayed response from the developer with one issue but they provided a reasonable explanation and solved the problem. I would recommend Dialectic.

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Version 1.4.2
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Downloads 8,891
Version Downloads 354
License Shareware
Date 15 Nov 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $25.00
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