Gizmo5
Gizmo5
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Gizmo5 free download for Mac

Gizmo54.0

24 September 2009

Internet telephony app (beta).

Overview

Gizmo is an Internet telephony application, designed to look like the popular iChat instant messaging application. It allows you to view and call people online and talk with them.

What's new in Gizmo5

Version 4.0.0.269: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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47 Reviews of Gizmo5

Beamy
25 May 2010
Version: 4.0

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--- Google news --- Oh no: Big G assimilated Gizmo ! Let's see if Big G is going to respect privacy (and data privacy)... .
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Ovipas
27 January 2011
Version: 4.0
Well, more than one year after Google acquired Gizmo5 it seems that they kill the desktop application (like their own GoogleTalk client in Windows). The last Gizmo5 for mac crashes consistently on OSX 10.5 and 10.6, the possibility to place calls using another SIP provider disappeared, the GUI is getting ugly… Only plus point is the xmpp compatibility and the use of SIP protocol.
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Beamy
25 May 2010
Version: 4.0
--- Google news --- Oh no: Big G assimilated Gizmo ! Let's see if Big G is going to respect privacy (and data privacy)... .
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Oaxaca
25 September 2009
Version: 4.0.0.269
It is crashing only.
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Arobulack
24 September 2009
Version: 4.0.0.269
Wow, I thought Gizmo for Mac was dead, it's so crashy-bad. If they can make this app work again, it'd be awesome.
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Southpawami
18 May 2009
Version: 4.0.0.266
I personally use it for instant messaging. I use it for instant messaging because it does AIM, Yahoo, and some others. Yahoo Messenger for mac doesn't have photo sharing, so there's no other reason to use something else besides Adium. I've never had a problem using Gizmo for voice chat, though Skype usually works a little better in sound quality.
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Andychrist
28 September 2008
Version: 4.0.0.266
F***ers wiped out my account balance and now don't recognize my registered email address, though they keep sending me spam there. Grrr...
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Gmax
18 September 2008
Version: 4.0.0.266
Gizmo5 (which is actually version 4.0... duh!) fails to launch after updating to 10.5.5.
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Haloce-002
04 July 2008
Version: 4.0.0.266
not bad, just needs a little more put into it
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Trahe
03 June 2008
Version: 4.0.0.260
Well the rating is bad, bcs i would recommend anyone to stik with the old 3.1.2 version, even so it has no video function, stability and most of all the ACF function works. To explain: ACF = All CAlls Free, which means the buddies on your list may become ACF members, and then you are able to call landline/or even mobile phone of those for free. The new version seems to get nuts on this feature, it marks almost everyone as active ACF (curiously some are marked inanctive ACF (so i can use this plan in the old version). Which means in fact : The new version shows peoples number like you are able to call for free, but EVERY CALL you do is charged! Even the ones previously used to be free! This is a big step backwards most annoyingly cannot rely anymore on the ACF Status. Even so it might make your acount settings confused! So if you like the ACF plan of Gizmo you better do not touch this Version ! PRO : Well it has no video and like always Computer to Computer is free anyway CONTRA : Using it for mobile / landline you never know , if you are charged or not (well most of the times you are charged)
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Nws
24 May 2008
Version: 4.0.0.258
I needed an extra number for incoming calls and the occasional outgoing call and Gizmo works perfectly with my Macs. I've had it with the high costs of traditional, old tech phone companies. The Gizmo interface could be a little sleeker and more compact but it's not a problem. I wasn't keen on becoming a supernode for Skype, dealing with Euros or payment issues (I had them). I waited forever for Google's GrandCentral and for iChat to be something more than AIM. Overall, a fine program.
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Threedee912
18 November 2006
Version: 2.0.3.195
It does have that Mac-ish feel, but there is definitely some clutter.
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Appledogx
10 August 2006
Version: 2.0.0.161
Works, but after the free credit, it let me buy credit, then sent me an email saying it was refunded. Seems to have bias about not letting some places, like whre I live, buy credit. Would save me money, but if you can't buy credits, it is useless.
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2.5
New-User
19 July 2006
Version: 2.0.0.161
Gizmo has better feedback cancelation than Skype. They both accomplish the basic VOIP functionality well. Gizmo's Call-Out within the US is 1¢ while Skype's is 2¢ normally (Skype's call out is free for the rest of the year). Considering the features of Skype and Gizmo are essentially the same, I found Gizmo's interface to be cluttered and confusing. I also find Skype's interface to be cluttered, but Gizmo's is far worse. The better solution would be for Skype and Gizmo to both contract with Apple to add support for their protocols into iChat so we don't have to suffer with these bad Windows-ported interfaces. Overall I'd say Gizmo has a better feature set. But the interface is so horrible that even Skype is better in comparison.
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4.75
Doc-Renaud
28 June 2006
Version: 2.0.0.158
I live in France but have a lot of friends in Canada since I use to lived there for 10 years. When I use Gizmo for France to France call, the soud is garbled. But calling from France to Canada sounds perfect, even if sometimes it takes about 10 atempts to get the line (The number you dialed is not valid...) And I know it is. Anyway, this app saved me a lot of bucks on international calls.
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4.5
Hendo
28 June 2006
Version: 2.0.0.158
Great program. Very impressed, keep up the good work!
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4.75
Widgetman
08 June 2006
Version: 2.0.0.155
Truly excellent application. Much better sound quality than Skype and just a better app in general. The only thing that Gizmo is missing is direct file transfers, but I'm sure that will show up eventually. I highly recommend this app to anyone looking to do VOIP.
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Harold-Roeth,
20 March 2006
Version: 1.3.2.132
On a G-4 with 10.45, I cannot get thi to log in. The on-line help and forums etc. are really not that much help. Apparently it is a firewall problem at my end but I canÕt seem to find any advice on how to set this up. I use Skype. It ran right out of the box with no problems so I will continue with Skype for now.
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4.75
Xmrocks
17 March 2006
Version: 1.3.2.132
A really great application and the free credit to get you started is a great way to push people to using it! I've been using it for a while now and it's a bit better than Skype, in my opinion. When I've received calls with Skype, they are often garbled and staticy, but no so with Gizmo. I'd recommend it. After all, it's free to try and you get a few cents of free credit. What's to lose?!
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Jedik
15 March 2006
Version: 1.3.1.131
Wow. it will be GREAT when it comunicate with GoogleTalk users with VOICE also. :D
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4.5
Gmax
15 March 2006
Version: 1.3.1.131
Great VOIP app and works well with SIPhone. Better performance than Skype.
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Macguysoftware
04 February 2006
Version: 1.2.4.114
Excellent application! I haven't had any problems and i am quite satisfied. No more skype for me ;). Probably doesn't have as much features as skype but i hope to see more features soon.
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3.75
Pecos-Pete
11 January 2006
Version: 1.2.2.109
Works as advertised, minor pick with slight echo/static heard by receiving party, but that might be a result of not tweaking the sound adjustment to an optimum level. Interface is straight forward, basically 1 can sum up to say it's iChat on steroids. The 25¢ credit to get U started is a good selling point. I'm using Vonage so this isn't too practical but for those to lazy to pick up a phone or want to dump their landlines ... then this is for U!
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Andychrist
09 January 2006
Version: 1.2.1.108
So far so good. Comes with twentyfive cent credit to test making out going calls to phone lines-- worked a treat! At one cent a minute this can't be beat. Agree, interface kinda bloated but I'm sure the developer will figure out how to trim the fat without sacrificing features. Considering how well Gizmo works, for such a new product, I'd say it really comes out swinging.
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Anonymous
22 November 2005
Version: 1.2.0.101
Excellent app but they should really clean up the interface, looks cheap.
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Fightingcat
04 November 2005
Version: 1.1.0.90
Realy nice app and looks better then skype. But today i load this new version (1.1.0.90) and i cant start Gizmo. The app calls, there are no audio input devices. Thats correct. My mac mini didn't have this and i dont need them. I used Gizmo only for text messages. And i find it "stupid" that i must buy an audio device to use Gizmo.
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Anonymous
11 October 2005
Version: 1.1.0.80
Still not able to log in. "Unknown error" pops up after 45 second log in attempt. I'm using a MAC G4 Powerbook. I can't use Skype. What to do...
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Anonymous
27 September 2005
Version: 1.1.0.73
Been using Gizmo for a bit now. I have to say the prices are right and the program itself is pretty good. A little bugs here and there but it does not crash just uses around 2.5% cpu constantly when idle. So the program itself still needs work but in overall it's worth it.
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Anonymous
18 September 2005
Version: 1.1.0.73
I use Gizmo since two month now, and it's working as good as skype for me, no prob, really a good soft, lot better and open than skype. This new version add instant messaging, and also Jabber support: it's so a good news ! Nice work guys!
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Anonymous
04 September 2005
Version: 1.0.0.55
Can't get it to work... Failed to register with server, an unknown error occurred. Any help?
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Tyler
19 August 2005
Version: 1.0.0.55
I've been using this for a few weeks now. I can use it along with my SIPPhone appliance at home, having my "office extension" be my laptop. I do have an issue that the program crashes when I trip to use my Bluetooth headset to answer an incoming call. Has a lot of potential. On an opinion note, anybody using this software should realize that this is beta software. Skype is very good, stable and has been out a bit longer. So, naturally it will be better. Give these guys a chance and some time (maybe some $). If you want full functionality maybe you should shell out a monthly fee to one of the bigger VoIP companies who support soft phones. There a lot of whining here. Gimzo is damn good for beta software.
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Ppgreat
19 August 2005
Version: 1.0.0.55
I'm not sure what a lot of folks are complaining about. I just got back from Europe where I used Gizmo in England and Italy, over both LAN and wireless, to call back to the States. I loved the $.02 per minute fee, the quality of the sound, and several other folks used my laptop to call home. Works great for me!
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Anonymous
10 August 2005
Version: 0.8.0.54
One major drawback of both Gizmo and Skype is that they dont support the audio from Video cams.
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Anonymous
27 July 2005
Version: 0.8.0.48
A lot of the earlier reviews of Gizmo were by turns whiny and scathing, and I'm not sure why. This software fills a useful VOIP gap that Skype doesn't (and never will as a proprietary application), though the developers make no bones that it's still very much in beta status and under heavy development. Furthermore, I think we Mac users might find it in our hearts to be a bit more forgiving of Gizmo's faults. The developers proudly display the Mac version of the client, unlike nearly every other cross-platform commercial software developer that has the gaudy WinXP version on its home page. That's gotta be worth something, no?
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Anonymous
25 July 2005
Version: 0.8.0.48
Don't use GIZMO, it does not encrypt the ocnversation: http://support.gizmoproject.com/index.php?_a=knowledgebase&_j=questiondetails&_i=65 Skype encrypts all conversations, file transferes, messages. If security is a point, go for Skype.
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Anonymous
25 July 2005
Version: 0.8.0.48
I use Skype and I use Gizmo. Both programs have positive and negative aspects. For all users who don't know Skype, here's the link: www.skype.com :-)
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Anonymous
25 July 2005
Version: 0.8.0.48
Gizmo call quality is better. The rates to the US are lower than Skype. Call recording ROCKS. Call hold music ROCKS. "Baby monitoring" feature ROCKS. Call sound effects ROCK. The UI ROCKS. Call Mapping ROCKS. Gizmo has been updated 3 times since I got it less than a month ago and each time it has gotten 1-2 more killer features. I bought CallIn and CallOut with Paypal and it was posted to my account in about 3 minutes. Dude, forget Skype, Gizmo is the Shiat.
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4.25
Anonymous
24 July 2005
Version: 0.8.0.48
The Gizmo client is really getting good. stable software and better connections and sound quality than Skype when I make a call from Belgium to a mobile in Egypt. On the other hand, making these same calls with Skype is cheaper (a lot cheaper). So I always first try to make a connection with Skype and if I am experiencing problems I switch over to Gizmo.
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mousee
24 July 2005
Version: 0.8.0.48
The software is better than Skype's and it seems that the system is using better line system than Skype (they use old lines that are failing a lot when calling a land line). The voice mail is free, you can record a conversation and you can map a caller, etc. So it seems a very good alternative to Skype. Also, why is "garbage" allowed to spam the board with 1 star rating? Admin, you should remove one of his/her posts.
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Anonymous
24 July 2005
Version: 0.8.0.48
Does not detect video camcorders. I use my panasonic camcoreder for the audio and both Gizmo and Skype cannot detect audio input. iChat and other similar apps work fine. This thing is too limited..
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garbage
24 July 2005
Version: 0.8.0.48
" Is my profile information public? Yes, it is. Most of our members prefer to make it easy for others to find them. If you have privacy concerns, then you are welcome to leave your profile blank, or fill it with false (or perhaps humorous) information. You're billing address, and other information submitted during a purchase are not published, and are not available to be viewed." Stay away from these spammer lovers!!!!!!!
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4.25
Anonymous
24 July 2005
Version: 0.8.0.48
I use version .8 v48 and I think it rocks. I have a lot of problems calling out with Skype in Canada and on European cell phones. With Gizmo, no problem at all and connections are of better quality. I just hope calls get cheaper.
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Anonymous
07 July 2005
Version: 0.8 beta (v41)
Piece of shite. Worked well for 1 day then zip. Charges you for unconnected calls, busy signals, and out of service recordings. Skype has NOTHING to worry about.
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garbage
07 July 2005
Version: 0.8 beta (v41)
............................................. I'm marking this down heavily because : 1. They take all my credit card info & give no credits. 2. Absolutely no respnse to trouble ticket after 4 day's. I'm making a complaint to the authorities & my credit card company.
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Anonymous
04 July 2005
Version: 0.8 beta (v41)
please backup your claims with reasons Call out function does not work properly on Mac OSX version. I used my moneybookers account to send $10 but the app never showed that this amount had been allocated. Even though 25 cents credit was assigned by GP tells me that I do not have any credit. The help is not well organised - it is hard to find what prefix needs to be dialed to make an international call. All of the other help needs to be organised into a logical format such as You'd like to make an international call? Here's an overview. If while reading the overview, you'd like to drill down for more detail just click on links within the overview document.
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4.5
Anonymous
03 July 2005
Version: 0.8 beta (v41)
It is much like Skype but it claims to be an open network based on SIP Phone. When you register yourself you get 25 cents of free calling time to a land line, so I tested it and it works swell. I was really excited about it and tried to buy Call Out minutes. No dice. I tried my credit card twice but nothing ever worked. No error, no warnings, but no confirmation of any kind AND no additional Call Out minutes appeared. Worse, after three days, their so-called 48-hour support line had not bothered to respond to my trouble ticket. So with no way to generate revenue and no support these guys are NOT going to make it. Plus there is the possibility that I have been Phished with this.
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qwerasdf
03 July 2005
Version: 0.8 beta (v41)
Looks pretty cool, but the problem is that I don't know anyone who uses it (yet).
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Anonymous
03 July 2005
Version: 0.8 beta (v41)
"... designed to look like the popular iChat ..." Uhh, it looks more like Skype than iChat to me.
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