DRDial
DRDial
1.1

4.9

DRDial free download for Mac

DRDial

1.1
29 December 2004

Use DTMF tones to dial the phone.

Overview

DRDial is a plugin for Apple's Address Book application. It adds a feature to the "action" menu of telephone numbers, called "Dial in Speakers". When selected, the DTMF tones are played through the Mac's speakers. By holding the telephone recevier up against the speaker, one can use this functionality to automatically dial the phone.

What's new in DRDial

Version 1.1:
  • Dial using the fax/voice modem of your Mac, as an alternative to using the speakers.
  • Better feedback during playback, thanks to new "bezels". They look very cool and mimic the volume / brightness controls of OS X. The new bezels are "click-through", an oversight in the earlier version.
  • Smoother sound when playing through the speakers. The "pop" that sometimes occured at the end of each tone is eliminated now.
  • New preferences dialog.
    • Control over the volume when playing through the speakers.
    • Select any available sound output device.
    • Test settings button in preferences. - Tool tips for controls.
  • Enhanced documentation.

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6 DRDial Reviews

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Anonymous
15 May 2004

Most helpful

Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about! The bezel is a nice touch too. Next stop: Dial with Built-In Modem? T'would be-a nice-a.
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Version 1.0
robertonasz
28 March 2017
DRDial is good, but sometimes I had DTMF mixed quality; I’m calling one of my banks, they Rep is transferring me to a robot to enter my pin #… I’m entering it, and the robot can’t understand the pin. The robot says to enter again… after 3 tries it gives up. …., and it does not understand your commands due to the line in not DTMF. You must troubleshoot DTMF problems with your VoIP connection through route-test.com. They offer a free testing credits. You can find the solution quickly. #VoIP
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Version 1.1
schmelding
23 August 2014
No longer available? Both the download and developer website links are dead.
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Version 1.1
Rog
13 July 2006
Vers. 1.1.0 worked great for me for a while...on 10.4.7. Then it started causing Address Book to hang. I found vers. 1.1.1 on the website, released 13th Jan, 2005, but it does the same thing. This seems like something that is so basic that Apple should build it in. It would be nice if the Mac's modem detected CID info and displayed the address book entry.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
30 December 2004
thank you!, thank you!, thank you! this is the most excellent little utility. tips yes - add the ability to have prefixes removed, Ie ( a prefix list ) that will be ignored. this program should be part of address book!!!
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Version 1.1
AVFolk
15 May 2004
Superb idea. Works nicely. Two suggestions: > Allow use of internal modem to dial > Allow 'stripping' digits for access and area code to facilitate dialing local numbers. 1 512 397-1200 --> 397-1200 Truly nice -- I'll support with thanks and a DONATION.
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Version 1.0
6 answer(s)
David Remahl
David Remahl
16 May 2004
The next version will be able to use the modem. I think just about every reaction to the program has requested that feature. I have already written the code, but my modem doesn't work so I haven't tested it yet. About the processing of telephone numbers...That is a really difficult topic, since each country has its own rules for how to write telephone numbers...
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Version 1.0
Jon Nathan
Jon Nathan
16 May 2004
Not to take anything away from this product but... For an application that already supports dialing either through the speakers or the modem, with lots of dialing rules as well as support for much more than just the Address Book (though that's supported as well), you should take a look at Jon's Phone Tool: http://homepage.mac.com/jonn8/jpt/ Jon (yes, I am the developer of JPT)
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Version 1.0
David Remahl
David Remahl
16 May 2004
"Not to take anything away from this product but..." No, so what are you trying to do, then? I think it is pretty obvious that the focus of the two applications is radically different. That said, the next version of the DRDial ReadMe will include a section listing good alternatives (including your app). Perhaps you would like to add the same information to your readme?
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Version 1.0
Jon Nathan
Jon Nathan
16 May 2004
>Perhaps you would like to add the same >information to your readme? Sure, I've already updated the online documentation . Take a look: http://homepage.mac.com/jonn8/jpt/#faq_17 Best of luck with your software, Jon Nathan
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Version 1.0
David Remahl
David Remahl
16 May 2004
Jon Nathan: Cool! The best of luck to you too.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
04 June 2004
It's only fair to bear in mind that DRDial is free at the moment, whilst JPT is not
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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous
15 May 2004
Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about! The bezel is a nice touch too. Next stop: Dial with Built-In Modem? T'would be-a nice-a.
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
David Remahl
David Remahl
15 May 2004
I am glad you like it! You say you want it to dial using the built-in modem...I have had two rrequests for that before, but I'm not certain how that would work... Do you have an example of a stand-alone application that has this feature?
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
16 May 2004
Well, at risk of sounding cheeky, Internet Connect. :) My ideal App would dial via the modem and allow hands free calls via speakers and and mic, which would integrate perfectly on the consumer Macs. Add an option to kill the handsfree mode (so I transfer to my regular cordless phone), and that would be the perfect app for me. Then of course you could have caller display, caller hold (play iTunes whilst on hold!), answer machine options, etc...etc. Now that would be rather lovely... Don't ask for much do I? ;)
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Version 1.0
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4.9

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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