ABDialer
ABDialer 2.3.1
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Automate phone number dialing.   Shareware ($15.00)
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  • Developer
    Macron Software
ABDialer is a smart software utility to automate the process of dialing phone numbers stored on the Mac OS X Address Book contacts. With a single click, it can dial the phone, avoiding the user to manually type phone numbers. No more misspelled numbers, just pick up the phone and talk. ABDialer can use any standard modem or mobile phone connected to the Mac and, optionally, it can play touch-tones directly to the phone using the computer speaker. It's highly configurable and can also be used as an external dialer for virtually all applications.

Main features
What's New
Version 2.3.1
  • Fixed a bug causing a crash when using the hang-up hotkey
  • Hotkeys for dial and hung-up are now optional and user selectable
  • Updated the Address Book plugin to provide more info on calls
  • Calls performed from Address Book are now saved on Recent Calls
  • Fixed minor bugs
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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ABDialer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Rayjayg reviewed on 05 Mar 2013
I have successfully use this program until this writing. Program has worked without a problem and contact with the author has always been available but at this time the program will not work neither can I contact the author at macronsoft.com. I still see the program available for download but I'm hesitant to do so. Does anyone have any further update as to if this company is still in business?
[Version 2.3.1]


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warwickt commented on 15 Apr 2008
Warning -- I've been using ABDialer 1.1.2 for years (registered user), then upgraded my G4 Quicksilver to 10.5.2 and ABDialer no longer works. The Apple Internal Modem does not dial (there's a discussion thread about the issue at http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6935046). I know the modem is OK because other comms programmes like ZTerm operate normally. So it is a software issue -- either with 10.5.2 or ABDialer (or both).

I've emailed Macron twice over the last 3 weeks but have not received any response. Others say the same -- looks like ABDialer is no longer supported.
[Version 2.0]

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Rayjayg replied on 05 Mar 2013
Yes, I also am experiencing the same issues. The program is not functional at all and attempts to reach the website have not been successful as well. Is there an alternative dialer that you are using that you would recommend?
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Warwickt replied on 05 Mar 2013
Hi rayjayg, I've been using PhoneAmego https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/32073/phone-amego for several years now, very happy with it, super-responsive developer, more functionality than ABDialer, worth it.
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Sep 2004
I rarely post comments on shareware software, however this time I have something do say about ABDialer.
I'm a registered user since the first version and trust me this is a great product. But the most important thing, the support of these guys is one of the best I ever seen. I had a problem with ABDialer, wrote to support and their reply was prompt and kindness. Indeed I realized the problem was not from ABDialer but they really helped me to solve it anyway.
The price is really cheap compared to features and the support received.
Additionally I see nothing so bad on the upgrade policy. There are many products without an upgrade price (think to Mac OS X from Apple) and in some cases I don't agree. But this time, hey, we are talking about $12!
Additionally I sold some shareware in past and I can confirm what they wrote on FAQ. Sell software online has a cost to pay and as more the price is low, then more the cost to sell has an high impact.
For me 5 stars on all.
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Sep 2004
Believe it or not, but the following is taken from the official ABDialer FAQ:
"Are there discount upgrades to ABDialer 2?
- Sorry but since ABDialer has such a low shareware fee, we can't sell discount upgrades because this would cost us almost the same amount as the fee it takes to sell ABDialer."

In other words, you want all your loyal customers to buy twice or more your product, and the new potential customers to know that they will have to pay once again in the future. To say the least, I think that it is a very bad policy, and hope the reactions of your (so far) loyal customers will help to change it.
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Sep 2004
I am a registered (and satisfied) user of version 1.1.2. Would like to upgrade to version 2. How to pay for an upgrade, and how much is it? No details on your home page!
[Version 2.0]

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Anonymous commented on 21 Sep 2004
No Upgrades!

It was written in their Home page. Sorry to have missed it.
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Aug 2004
It dials, the person picks up, and then the program disconnects! Useless.
[Version 1.1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jul 2004
If you absolutely MUST use a software dialer (and I can't see why--unless you're terribly fat and traditional dialing causes exhaustion) use MACDialer. It's cheaper and their customer support is responsive.
[Version 1.1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Oct 2003
Still can't figure out how to dial directly from Apple Address Book. The FAQs list a way to do, but I can't make it work. Directions will have to be clearer... or maybe it just doesn't work.
[Version 1.0b20]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Sep 2003
I need one feature and ABDialer would be perfect for me!

under Preference Status menu
I need...Group contacts by Address Book Group

I am a registered user.
[Version 1.0b18]


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Downloads:7,872
Version Downloads:1,146
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Shareware
Date:15 May 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $15.00
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ABDialer is a smart software utility to automate the process of dialing phone numbers stored on the Mac OS X Address Book contacts. With a single click, it can dial the phone, avoiding the user to manually type phone numbers. No more misspelled numbers, just pick up the phone and talk. ABDialer can use any standard modem or mobile phone connected to the Mac and, optionally, it can play touch-tones directly to the phone using the computer speaker. It's highly configurable and can also be used as an external dialer for virtually all applications.

Main features includes:
  • Compatible with almost all analog modems, including the Mac Internal Modem
  • Works with every mobile phone (Bluetooth, IrDa, etc.) recognized by Mac OS X
  • Can optionally use the speaker to play DTMF touch-tones directly to the phone
  • Smart dial rules and de-prefix technology to support phone rules for any country
  • Include a Plug-In to dial within Address Book
  • iCal integration for dial scheduling
  • iChat integration to automatically set the iChat status
  • iTunes integration to automatically play/pause
  • SMS composing and sending using iChat/AIM gateway
  • Predefined and customizables settings for all countries on world
  • Include the ABDialer Menu to show the phonebook in main menu bar
  • AppleScript support to be used as dialer from other applications
  • Services menu to dial from Cocoa and Carbon enabled applications
  • Ability to recognize "talking numbers" and ABCD touch-tones
  • Always syncronized with Address Book changes
  • Support for multiple Locations with easy switching
  • Option to run as menu only without dock icon
  • Complete help and user guide integrated with the Mac OS X Help System
  • Setup Assistant to do a step by step configuration


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