GV Connect Widget
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GV Connect Widget is a companion app for Google Voice.

Are you looking for an easy way to call or send SMS messages to your contacts using your Google Voice number right from your fingertips? GV Connect is your answer:
  • Call or send SMS messages to anyone from your computer's Address Book database or your Google Contacts (or by manually entering any other phone number) right from your Dashboard.
  • Select which of your registered phone numbers should be called to initiate the call.
  • See total number of unread messages in your Google Voice inbox.
What's New
Version 2.1.1:
  • Fix compatibility issues with Growl 1.3.
  • Update Growl notification icons to be more consistent with the widget icon.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Google Voice account





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GV Connect Widget User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Libertyforall1776 commented on 26 Apr 2012
Widget claims no Growl installed with Growl 1.3.3 -- Growl support is broken currently...
[Version 2.1.1]


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Weaselboy commented on 27 Jul 2011
Lion broke this widget.
[Version 2.0.1]

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Weaselboy replied on 02 Aug 2011
Quick update released yesterday fixes the LION problems. Works perfectly now.
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Zorbee commented on 08 Sep 2010
This is awesome!

I just donated to the developer to show how much I appreciate the hard work put into this.

I have to ask if it was also possible to accept calls using this widget?
Just wondering.

thanks.
zorbee
[Version 1.9.3]

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Libertyforall1776 replied on 14 Sep 2010
The widget is NOT a VoIP app. Get Telephone or X-Lite if you want VoIP.
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Daveyola reviewed on 29 May 2010
perfect! you nailed it. only thing i'd like is the same thing that person above mentioned - empty the comment field upon submit - OR - a little "clear info" button that just empties phone and text if desired (i often text myself, so leaving phone in place is perfect for me)

fast, simple, uncluttered, works like a charm...
[Version 1.9.3]

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Andreas Amann (developer) replied on 06 Jul 2010
Double-click the message field to empty it or use the hidden preference described on the website to automatically clear after sending
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Brokerdon reviewed on 05 Apr 2010
Works GREAT! Easiest way to set Google Voice... Google should BUY this from you and offer it!

Only "wish" is to somehow have an additional GV Connect Widget for my 2nd GV number... Any suggestions?

Thanks for this great widget... It should be on MacWorld's GEM list!

2.6Ghz MacBook Pro 17"
OS X 10.6
[Version 1.9.2]

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Andreas Amann (developer) replied on 10 Apr 2010
You should be able to ad a second instance of the widget to the Dashboard (click the "+" button on the bottom left, then drag the widget from the bar into the open area) and use your second account credentials for this second instance.
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Brokerdon commented on 10 Apr 2010
Thanks! Your "How To" duplicate a widget worked! I should have read the Mac OS X instructions...
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Justinfreid reviewed on 02 Mar 2010
I was pleasantly surprised by the full contacts (Address Book or Google) integration for SMS and voice. This is the best frontend for Google Voice (or even Grandcentral) that I've ever seen.
[Version 1.9.1]


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Jesselovesnikki reviewed on 26 Feb 2010
I love this widget. It's so much easier than the website and allows you to pull from your computer's addressbook. only had a couple issues that signing out & back in didn't solve, but I use it multiple times a day.
[Version 1.9.1]


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Don Sykes reviewed on 08 Feb 2010
I find this extremely useful for sending SMS messages through Google Voice. I don't use text on my cell phone, but my kids do. This allows me to send quick messages for free. I think the author did a great job with the look and feel of the widget too! It's attractive, well designed and the author seems very responsive. Earlier versions seemed to freeze from time to time, but this has much improved. I'm giving him five stars!
[Version 1.9]


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Weaselboy reviewed on 31 Oct 2009
Nice widget that gives you easy access to Google Voice. I use the widget to quickly access my OS X Address Book app numbers to dial through GV. Also works well to change your GV settings without having to go to the GV web page.

VERY responsive developer. I e-mailed him yesterday about a problem with the widget showing dup entries from Google Contacts and the OS X Address Book, and he responded with a fix the same afternoon. A+
[Version 1.7.2]


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Radiorhaeem reviewed on 14 Aug 2009
Does what it says it does, seems to work well with no delay compared to using the full GV web site.

A suggestion: In the SMS view there is no way for me to just clear both the recipient field and main text body field. I would like to leave the widget blank for the next message I want to send, rather than having to delete everything every time I want to send out a new SMS.

Other than that it looks and works great. Just needs some interface improvements.
[Version 1.0]


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Shiruken had trouble on 31 Oct 2011
Since upgrading to Growl 1.3 via the Mac App Store, this widget no longer recognizes Growl as being installed (presumably since the Growl Helper App no longer exists). Are there any plans to get this widget updated to work with the new Growl?
[Version 2.1]


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Iscream had trouble on 04 Apr 2010
Unable to login...
[Version 1.9.2]

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Weaselboy replied on 04 Apr 2010
1.9.2 is working fine for me on 10.6.3. You might try deleting and reinstalling the widget?
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Iscream commented on 04 Apr 2010
10.6.3 too
reinstall changed nothing
same red strip
"login failed - check password"
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Iscream replied on 04 Apr 2010
in fact i'm 10.6.4
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pintapass had trouble on 19 Nov 2009
Since downloading v1.8, I'm unable to login and get repeated login errors (in the form of a red stripe at the bottom of the widget). Is this a known bug?
[Version 1.8]

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Andreas Amann (developer) replied on 19 Nov 2009
This should be fixed in 1.8.1 - sorry about that (the recent upgrade in the GV protocol caused me to release 1.8 a tad rushed…)

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widethtripp rated on 05 Feb 2012

[Version 2.1.1]



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Insomnis rated on 02 Aug 2011

[Version 2.1]



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Tripod2 rated on 02 Aug 2011

[Version 2.1]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Author Tools
License:Free
Date:20 Nov 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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GV Connect Widget is a companion app for Google Voice.

Are you looking for an easy way to call or send SMS messages to your contacts using your Google Voice number right from your fingertips? GV Connect is your answer:
  • Call or send SMS messages to anyone from your computer's Address Book database or your Google Contacts (or by manually entering any other phone number) right from your Dashboard.
  • Select which of your registered phone numbers should be called to initiate the call.
  • See total number of unread messages in your Google Voice inbox.
  • See your currently available balance for making international calls.
  • Verify location and local time of the number you call to avoid waking up people in the middle of the night.
  • Quick links to directly open your Google Voice inbox, billing history, and phone setup pages.
  • En-/disable forwarding numbers and do-not-disturb status for your GV number.
  • Growl notifications for new incoming SMS an voicemails (optional, requires Growl installation)


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