Dialectic
Dialectic
1.12.4

4.7

Dialectic free download for Mac

Dialectic

10 March 2016

System-wide contact menu and scriptable dialer.

Overview

Note: This app is still available for download but the developer of Dialectic has temporarily halted the distribution and sale of all of their products.

Dialectic uses Bluetooth mobile phones (including the iPhone), modems, or speakers to dial the phone. Dialectic can also make calls via dozens of VoIP providers, IP phones, softphones, and advanced telephony products such as Asterisk-based PBX. Dialectic currently supports dialing over 100 different services and devices and is extensible so adding dialing compatibility for additional services or devices can be done quickly and easily.

You can enter a number manually or you can use the integrated search tools to find numbers in your Contacts, Microsoft Outlook, Daylite, or FileMaker databases (and more). With the included extras you can select a number from virtually any location (including email messages or webpages) and instantly dial it using Dialectic! And dialing is just the start. There are dozens of additional features - far too many to list here. Try it for yourself.

What's new in Dialectic

Version 1.12.4:
  • Added support for Daylite 6
  • Added support for MegaPath VoIP service
  • Added support for the transition of legacy Speakeasy accounts to MegaPath accounts (if you were transitioned from a legacy Speakeasy VoIP account to a MegaPath account, make sure to append "@speakeasy.net" to your username)
  • Added Apple Maps as a mapping option
  • Streamlined postal address mapping options to just Apple Maps and Google Maps
  • Updated and signed the Dialectic Firefox Extension to allow it to load on the latest version of Firefox
  • Improved handling of duplicate contacts in AB Menu
  • Fixed several cosmetic issues and minor code inefficiencies
  • Posted more resources on the resources page including a configuration utility for MegaPath VoIP dialing
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20 Reviews of Dialectic

5
Dana-Sutton
06 April 2009
Version: 1.4

Most helpful

You use Address Book to store your phone numbers, right? So doesn't it make sense to use Address Book to dial them as well? And you use your Mac as a communications center in so many other ways that it would probably make sense to use it as a center for yoiur telephony as well, no? You have two ways to go, which aren't necessarily mutually exclusive: use Dialectic as a dialer, or use Phone Valet turn your Mac into a dialer/answering machine. Both access Address Book. Both add a Services item which can be assigned a keyboard equivalent, and both add a Contextual Menu item, so they are extremely handy. Dialectic is especially useful for road warriors' laptops, whereas Phone Valet is relevant to desktops (but if you are using it with multiple Macs on a LAN you will want Dialectic to enhance the power of the satellite program they give you to run on other networked machines). It's strange that Apple, which pioneered the Smart Telephone, is otherwise so indifferent to telephony and doesn't include any telephone-relevant capability in the OS package. These two programs make up for this omission.
(3)
5
jhale716
30 May 2020
Version: 1.12.4
This is a great app. Have used it for years and it's been faultless. Except for the install. Now the challenge is install on Catalina. I know it works on Catalina, as my systems that have been running it over the years that have upgraded to catalina have continued to run Dialectic without any hassles or failure. Now that I'm installing on a fresh system I'm having trouble, so there is a way, we just need to figure it out ;)
(0)
James
18 May 2020
Version: 1.12.4
The developers site is not directly acceptable from its URL, only displaying a message for the last 3 years that it will be back soon. Additionally when attempted to run on Catalina it launches then crashes despite repeated uninstalls and reinstalls. All this leads be to believe that unfortunately this App is now history for recent Macs.
(1)
LABANA Music
03 December 2019
Version: 1.12.4
Hi Guys! Question... How do I Install the Plugin for calling directly from the Contacts App on Mac? Is it a scrib or something like that?
(0)
Jimw
29 May 2017
Version: 1.12.4
The Dialectic site has been down for most if not all of this year. I am very concerned that it is no more. Hopefully this is not the case as it is a great and useful app. If anyone has any updates of its status it would be very much appreciated it they would post it
(0)
2
mark-bischoff
10 March 2015
Version: 1.11
Nice Software i tried to contact the developer hope to get some answers… But until now he did not reply… - Impossible to dial trough a Fritzbox 7490 (incoming cals working fine)? - does the software support IP Telephones (for example connected with a fritzbox as a SIP Server)?
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5
Tomq
06 May 2014
Version: 1.9.2
I use Dialectic (cute name!) to make it extremely easy to dial a phone number using an Apple modem connected to my landline phone. I have a cordless phone that, when placed in its charging cradle, cannot be used. So I got rid of the cradle, replaced the batteries with a permanent power supply, and velcro'ed the phone to the side of my monitor. So now, copy/paste phone number, dial with Dialectic, press the speakerphone button on the cordless phone and easy, fast talking. Definitely worth the price for me. Does exactly what I want it to do, and a lot more.
(0)
kapps
27 August 2012
Version: 1.8.7
Does this software once installed on a mac machine, have any means to trigger a dial action from an ios device on the same network. Thanks.
(0)
31 July 2012
Version: 1.8.6
Is Dialectic compatible with Mountain Lion?
(0)
Lolita
03 February 2012
Version: 1.8.4
Stupid question: Will Dialectic work with Google Voice? I assume that it will not, but am eager to be proven wrong.
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5
Winet
30 November 2011
Version: 1.8.3
This peace of software is the most best value I ever got for this price. The support is outstanding good. And with LaunchBar it's a outstanding tool to dial out of the Address book.
(0)
GeogProf
11 June 2011
Version: 1.8
Anyone know if this works with magicJack?
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5
Roman-C-
01 June 2011
Version: 1.8
Great software and even better support. Would really recommend this to everyone. My setup was asterisk with dialectic and daylite phone connector works perfectly with multiple users thanks to Dialectic!
(1)
pthevan
08 March 2011
Version: 1.7
I'm having a problem hooking up to Dialectic. I have a USB Modem connected, and have selected "Default Modem", but the Dial Methods page will only allow me to select "Bluetooth", or "Bluetooth-PDA-Synch". Yet, the "Help" page shows "USB Modem" in the same window. How can I fix this? Pthevan
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5
Jim57
07 December 2009
Version: 1.5
Great program. Makes using Google Voice a snap. Does its job and stays out of your way, yet has a lot of useful features if you want to see them. It has saved me a lot of money, as I have to pay (1970's prices!!) for outgoing calls where I work. My last phone bill was US 28 cents. I had a crashing issue. Support was extraordinary. Jon, the developer, responded quickly and offered fixes just as fast. His support was well worth the shareware fee.
(2)
5
Rybu03051
19 October 2009
Version: 1.4.2
Dialectic is a feature rich app with the ability to make calls using just about every method on the planet. I did have a delayed response from the developer with one issue but they provided a reasonable explanation and solved the problem. I would recommend Dialectic.
(0)
Dana-Sutton
15 May 2009
Version: 1.4.1
Let me add something else. Both Dialectic and Phone Valet add relevant items to the often-neglected Services menu. Since it is very easy to assign keyboard commands for such items, it's a snap to set up a system where they dial a highlighted number, or one stored on the clipboard, by such a command (go System Preferences > Keyboards/Mouse > Keyboard shortcuts, hit +, in this case keep All Applicaitons, type in the exact name of menu item, assign a keyboard command combo not used in any applicaiton you run). Try it, it's sweet.
(3)
5
Dana-Sutton
06 April 2009
Version: 1.4
You use Address Book to store your phone numbers, right? So doesn't it make sense to use Address Book to dial them as well? And you use your Mac as a communications center in so many other ways that it would probably make sense to use it as a center for yoiur telephony as well, no? You have two ways to go, which aren't necessarily mutually exclusive: use Dialectic as a dialer, or use Phone Valet turn your Mac into a dialer/answering machine. Both access Address Book. Both add a Services item which can be assigned a keyboard equivalent, and both add a Contextual Menu item, so they are extremely handy. Dialectic is especially useful for road warriors' laptops, whereas Phone Valet is relevant to desktops (but if you are using it with multiple Macs on a LAN you will want Dialectic to enhance the power of the satellite program they give you to run on other networked machines). It's strange that Apple, which pioneered the Smart Telephone, is otherwise so indifferent to telephony and doesn't include any telephone-relevant capability in the OS package. These two programs make up for this omission.
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5
Brenk
20 February 2009
Version: 1.3
Works absolutly perfect with my SNOM 360 Very fast Support by Developer! THANKS
(0)
5
Donebylee
08 July 2008
Version: 1.1
I want to second the reports of excellent customer service. When I first tried this app it wouldn't work with my LG phone. Jon, the developer, was very responsive and helpful and got me up and working within an hour or so. I have since purchased a license and would recommend this app and developer to anyone.
(0)
Bernd-M-Traber
03 June 2008
Version: 1.0.3
Tried it and after a few days licenced it. Works like a charm over here in Germany. Comes w/a really helpful and fast customer support. Greatly appreciate the time saving feature of Dialectic. 5 stars.
(0)
$25.00

4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
Application is not under development & not supported.

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