DRDial
DRDial 1.1
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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
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.
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 more...
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later






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ver. 1.x:
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Rog commented on 13 Jul 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.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Dec 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!!!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 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.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 15 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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Downloads:6,772
Version Downloads:4,496
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Free
Date:28 Dec 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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