GV Connect
GV Connect
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GV Connect free download for Mac

GV Connect1.1

11 October 2010

Access Google Voice account from the iPhone.

Overview

GV Connect is the most feature-rich Google Voice application available for your iPhone - interact with your existing \"Google Voice\" account much faster than using the Web interface:

• Place calls using your Google Voice number rather than your mobile number - enter number directly, select a contact from your device\'s contacts, or call back any number in your history.
• Send and receive text messages (SMS) from your Google Voice number - including support for long SMS exceeding 160 characters.
• Listen to voicemails and recorded conversations right on your device (allowing you to pause, rewind, or fast forward to any point within the message) - voicemails will also show the transcription of the message when available.
• Mark messages as starred, attach notes to conversations, block/unblock senders, or delete conversations.
• Easily search in your history by contact, message, or note.
• Messages are stored on your device for offline access.
• Composing notes and text messages can be done in landscape mode.
• Quickly change various Google Voice account settings (call forwarding, do-not-disturb, message notifications, …) directly from within the application.
• Automatic checking for new messages while the application is active.
• Direct access to your device\'s contacts without needing to synchronize them with Google
• Automatic fallback to offline dialing mode when no data network is available.
• Quick access to favorite phone numbers (tap & hold the contact/star button in the dialer).
• All communication is done with the Google Voice website directly, no need to hand over your account information to a third-party.
• Full support for fast app switching in iOS4 and high-resolution graphics for retina displays.

Please note that GV Connect is NOT a SIP/VOIP application and will thus not allow making calls from an iPad or iPod Touch without a separate VOIP/SIP application. GV Connect currently does not support answering a call back to a \'Google Talk\' callback number directly on the device.

GV Connect stores your account password securely in your device\'s keychain for faster login when launching the application - communication is done via secure connections (SSL) to the Google Voice servers and no contact information (other than the contact\'s phone number which is required to place a call or send a message) is sent to Google. All operations are fully synchronized with your Google Voice account.

Please read the FAQ section on the application\'s website if you encounter any issues.

 NOTE: An existing Google Voice account with a GV phone number is required to use this application - signup for new Google Voice accounts is currently limited to residents of the US.

What's new in GV Connect

Version 1.1:
  • Tighter integration with device contacts:
    • add live name-based contact search to the new SMS compose view (type a contact name instead of typing a phone number in addition to being able to select from the Address Book)
    • look up contact names for phone numbers in all message lists in order to show names rather than numbers whenever possible
    • show matching contact name(s) when manually dialing a number on the dial pad
    • allow adding new contacts to the device contacts in addition to Google Voice contacts
    • add a new icon in conversation footers for adding a new contact to make this feature more obvious
  • SMS improvements:
    • add support for long SMS (longer than 160 characters) - long messages will be automatically split into multiple SMS
    • bring up favorites using tap & hold on the contact button when composing a new SMS
    • use a \"reply\" button below the SMS conversation rather than the reply button in the navigation bar for easier access and more consistent layout
    • correct parsing of messages that contain \'&\' characters to avoid messages being cut off
  • New preference settings:
    • expose new GV setting to forward new voice mails to SMS (this fixes those SMS notifications previously being disabled when changing email notifications)
    • add a new preference setting \"Start call from contact\" to bypass the \"Call\" button on the dialer and automatically start the call after selecting a phone number from the device contacts or Favorites
  • Miscellaneous changes & fixes:
    • improve reliability of clearing the last called number from the dial pad
    • highlight the background for unread messages in message lists for better visibility for people with impaired color perception
    • fix crash when toggling editing mode in the favorites list with more than one screen\'s worth of favorites
    • show the message list rather than any previously open conversation when opening the application to a specific tab using the custom URL scheme
    • add a one-time alert when selecting the Contacts/Favorites button on the dialer to explain how to access the favorites
    • rewrite code to save/retrieve account password information from the Keychain to improve reliability

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