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GrowlVoice puts Google Voice in your menu bar.
  • Compose texts and place calls in seconds
  • Quickly read and reply to new text messages
  • Listen to new voicemails and read their transcripts
  • Return new missed calls immediately from your menubar
  • Notifies you instantly of new messages, unlike other Google Voice apps that can take minutes
GrowlVoice is a lightweight menubar app that links securely with your Google Voice account to notify you and allow you to respond to new text messages, voicemails, and missed calls.

GrowlVoice can either notify you through Growl more...

What's New

Version 2.0.3:
  • Added a short welcome process to easily add an account on first launch
  • Small visual interface updates
  • Various Snow Leopard bugfixes
  • Small visual updates to the GrowlVoice icon
  • Pressing a global shortcut with the corresponding GrowlVoice window already open now properly dismisses it
  • Fixed a bug caused by automatic text replacement that could cause strange characters to more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Peedeebee Member IconComment+9
Peedeebee
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Yeah, I think GrowlVoice is kaput because of a change in Google Voice. The developer's page doesn't mention this, which is odd. VoiceMac still works, but who knows for how long. If VoiceMac stops working, my plan is to use the GoogleVoice webpage. There would be no notifications so I'll keep my phone nearby so I'll hear the alert from that.

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Version 2.0.3
Vegas-Man!
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https://twitter.com/GrowlVoice

Peedeebee Member IconComment+9
Peedeebee
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Yeah, I think GrowlVoice is kaput because of a change in Google Voice. The developer's page doesn't mention this, which is odd. VoiceMac still works, but who knows for how long. If VoiceMac stops working, my plan is to use the GoogleVoice webpage. There would be no notifications so I'll keep my phone nearby so I'll hear the alert from that.

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Version 2.0.3
Peedeebee Member IconComment+9
Peedeebee
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Yeah, I think GrowlVoice is kaput because of a change in Google Voice. The developer's page doesn't mention this, which is odd. VoiceMac still works, but who knows for how long. If VoiceMac stops working, my plan is to use the GoogleVoice webpage. There would be no notifications so I'll keep my phone nearby so I'll hear the alert from that.

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Version 2.0.3
Peedeebee Member IconComment+9
Peedeebee
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Yeah, I think GrowlVoice is kaput because of a change in Google Voice. The developer's page doesn't mention this, which is odd. VoiceMac still works, but who knows for how long.

If VoiceMac stops working, my plan is to use the GoogleVoice webpage. There would be no notifications so I'll keep my phone nearby so I'll hear the alert from that.

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Version 2.0.3
Vegas-Man! Member IconReview+9
Vegas-Man!
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Does not work on my laptop or desktop. Stop working. I get a JSON object error on launch. Developer has not responded in a week.

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Version 2.0.3
Vegas-Man!
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This is EOL. DO NOT BUY! No longer available in Apple App Store where I bought. In other words I am sure developer has given up since Google is said to be killing Google Voice.

Peedeebee
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Yeah, I think GrowlVoice is kaput because of a change in Google Voice. The developer's page doesn't mention this, which is odd. VoiceMac still works, but who knows for how long. If VoiceMac stops working, my plan is to use the GoogleVoice webpage. There would be no notifications so I'll keep my phone nearby so I'll hear the alert from that.

Akmedia Member IconReview+33
Akmedia
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There seems to be a recent issue with playing back voicemail messages using the app. I've written the developer regarding the issue, which seems to be intermittent, but have not received a response. While the issue may be an issue with Google, or perhaps with the app, the developer has not responded and therefore I have no way of troubleshooting further. It's important for developers to stay on top of support requests and this one has not.

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Version 2.0.3
GeoProf Member IconComment+883
GeoProf
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Love GrowlVoice, but it has one glaringly absent feature that Google Voice offers when it's accessed with a browser: It cannot RECEIVE calls. With straight Google Voice, as long as the dialpad is displayed I can receive calls. Though its other features would make it a must-have app were it free, as long as it fails to match the main features of the free Google Voice, I could never consider buying it.

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Version 1.7.2
Lolita Member IconComment+71
Lolita
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My brother has GrowlVoice, and I like it. But the one thing keeping me from buying it is that the menu bar icon is not positionable. I use XMenu and iStat Menus on my 13" Unibody MacBook, and along with the wi-fi status icon, they use up 2/3 of the menu bar (starting from the right side), leaving only 1/3 free on the left side. But, of course, any open app uses up that left-most 1/3 (and sometimes more), so GrowlVoice's menu bar icon disappears any time an app is open, meaning that I have to click the desktop whenever I want to access GV's icon — very annoying. If we could place the GV icon wherever we want along the menu bar then I could place it somewhere on the right, ensuring that it will always be visible. Until that's possible, I can't consider buying GrowlVoice, despite that I'd really like to.

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Version 1.7.2
Wallybally
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You could start by reducing iStat Menus to 1 single icon by sliding "combine" to on in iStat menu's prefs. That clears up a lot of space...

Nerdnase Member IconReview+5
Nerdnase
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A simple App that works well.

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Version 1.7.2
Peedeebee Member IconReview+9
Peedeebee
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This is terrific. Just what I was looking for. Price is quite reasonable when compared to all those text messaging plans.

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Version 1.7.1
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Izdale
Version 1.7.2
user icon+104
DirkTheMenace
Version 1.7.1
user icon+7
Octbit
Version 1.6.1
user icon+0
ChevalNoir
Version 1.6
user icon+12
Aklein3876
Version 1.5.1
user icon+12
Aklein3876
Version 1.4.1
user icon+12
Aklein3876
Version 1.3.1
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Downloads 4,365
Version Downloads 1,669
License Demo
Date 09 May 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $4.99
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