Dialectic
Dialectic
1.12.4

4.7

Dialectic free download for Mac

Dialectic

1.12.4
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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18 Dialectic Reviews

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Dana-Sutton
06 April 2009

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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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Version 1.4
LABANA Music
03 December 2019
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?
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Version 1.12.4
Jimw
29 May 2017
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
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Version 1.12.4
mark-bischoff
10 March 2015
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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Version 1.11
2 answer(s)
mark-bischoff
mark-bischoff
11 March 2015
to make it clear: i want to use the software behind a fritzbox and the fritzbox is the sip server and my intension is to control only the fritzbox with dialectic. On the fritzbos is connected a ip phone (YEALINK) and some other phones mostly DECT. So can dialectic control the whole fritzbox and access the IP Phone (like it does with the other phones)?

it is so sad that the developer does not answer to mails…
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JNSoftware
JNSoftware
15 March 2015
Mark,

This is not the best forum for this but we have tried to respond to you. Our messages have been rejected by your mail provider. In any event, there is ample documentation accessible in the app or online that details the various IP phones Dialectic supports (there are many) and there are free configuration utilities built-in to the application itself to help you setup Dialectic to meet your needs, including working with Yealink IP phones directly (no need to go through the FRITZ!Box for this). From Dialectic's main menu, select "Configuration Utilities..." and, in the resulting window, select and install the Yealink IP Phone configuration utility. This will setup Dialectic for dialing and open a screen for you to enter the details (phone type, address, & credentials) for the phone. More information will be displayed when you run the configuration utility. And, again, there is substantial documentation available online:

http://www.jonn8.com/dialectic/ug/pgs/c12/t03/t08.html

Jon Nathan
JNSoftware LLC
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Tomq
06 May 2014
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.
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Version 1.9.2
kapps
27 August 2012
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.
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Version 1.8.7
31 July 2012
Is Dialectic compatible with Mountain Lion?
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Version 1.8.6
Lolita
03 February 2012
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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Version 1.8.4
1 answer(s)
Jn-nyc
Jn-nyc
03 February 2012
Yes, Dialectic works to dial your Google Voice account.
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Winet
30 November 2011
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.
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Version 1.8.3
GeogProf
11 June 2011
Anyone know if this works with magicJack?
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Version 1.8
1 answer(s)
Jn-nyc
Jn-nyc
23 June 2011
Yes, Dialectic works to dial magicJack.
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Roman-C-
01 June 2011
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!
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Version 1.8