Dialectic
Dialectic 1.9.2
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System-wide address book menu and scriptable dialer.   Shareware ($25.00)
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Dialectic uses a Bluetooth mobile phone (including the iPhone), your Mac's modem, or speakers to dial the phone. Dialectic can also make calls via Vonage, CallVantage, Skype, Ovolab Phlink, Parliant's PhoneValet, Fritz!Box; an Asterisk PBX server; IP-based telephony devices including IP phones from Aastra, Cisco, and Snom; softphones from CounterPath Solutions, Inc., the Gizmo Project, ohphoneX, and iSoftPhone, as well as many others.

You can enter a number manually or you can use the integrated search tools to find numbers in your Address Book, Microsoft Entourage,
What's New
Version 1.9.2:
  • Improved support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an issue with Google Voice authentication.
  • Note: the minimum OS X support is now OS X 10.5.8, 10.4.x support has been eliminated.
  • Updated and augmented the documentation.
  • Other minor fixes and optimizations.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.4.9 or later
  • An external telephone or a VoIP account and an Internet connection
  • Any of the following contact-management applications:
    • Address Book
    • Marketcircle Daylite
    • Microsoft Entourage
    • Microsoft Outlook
    • Now Contact
    • Palm Desktop



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Dialectic User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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+7
kapps commented on 27 Aug 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.
[Version 1.8.7]


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+5
Lolita commented on 03 Feb 2012
Stupid question: Will Dialectic work with Google Voice? I assume that it will not, but am eager to be proven wrong.
[Version 1.8.4]

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JNSoftware LLC (developer) replied on 03 Feb 2012
Yes, Dialectic works to dial your Google Voice account.
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Winet reviewed on 30 Nov 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.
[Version 1.8.3]


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GeoProf commented on 11 Jun 2011
Anyone know if this works with magicJack?
[Version 1.8]

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JNSoftware LLC (developer) replied on 23 Jun 2011
Yes, Dialectic works to dial magicJack.
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+8

Roman C. reviewed on 01 Jun 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!
[Version 1.8]


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+2

+5

Jim57 reviewed on 07 Dec 2009
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.
[Version 1.5]


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+1

Rybu03051 reviewed on 19 Oct 2009
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.
[Version 1.4.2]


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+316
Dana Sutton commented on 15 May 2009
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.
[Version 1.4.1]


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Dana Sutton reviewed on 06 Apr 2009
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.
[Version 1.4]

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Bowlerboy_jmb replied on 23 Feb 2014
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+1

brenk reviewed on 20 Feb 2009
Works absolutly perfect with my SNOM 360

Very fast Support by Developer! THANKS
[Version 1.3]


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pthevan had trouble on 08 Mar 2011
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
[Version 1.7]

1 Reply

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JNSoftware LLC (developer) replied on 09 May 2011
Please contact us via the support address listed on the product webpage or the application itself.

Gilbert Bilodeau rated on 13 Jun 2011

[Version 1.8]


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Version Downloads:290
Type:Business : Applications
License:Shareware
Date:15 Nov 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $25.00
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Dialectic uses a Bluetooth mobile phone (including the iPhone), your Mac's modem, or speakers to dial the phone. Dialectic can also make calls via Vonage, CallVantage, Skype, Ovolab Phlink, Parliant's PhoneValet, Fritz!Box; an Asterisk PBX server; IP-based telephony devices including IP phones from Aastra, Cisco, and Snom; softphones from CounterPath Solutions, Inc., the Gizmo Project, ohphoneX, and iSoftPhone, as well as many others.

You can enter a number manually or you can use the integrated search tools to find numbers in your Address Book, Microsoft Entourage, Microsoft Outlook, Now Contact, or Palm Desktop databases. With the included contextual menu, you can even select a number just about anywhere (such as on a webpage) and instantly dial it using Dialectic! Many more features.


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