GrowlVoice
GrowlVoice
2.0.3

3.8

GrowlVoice free download for Mac

GrowlVoice

2.0.3
09 May 2012

Google Voice in your menu bar.

Overview

GrowlVoice puts Google Voice in your menu bar.
  • Compose texts and place calls in seconds
  • Quickly read and reply to new text messages
  • Listen to new voicemails and read their transcripts
  • Return new missed calls immediately from your menubar
  • Notifies you instantly of new messages, unlike other Google Voice apps that can take minutes
GrowlVoice is a lightweight menubar app that links securely with your Google Voice account to notify you and allow you to respond to new text messages, voicemails, and missed calls.

GrowlVoice can either notify you through Growl (http://www.growl.info), or through "basic" notifications that require no third party software. To reply to a notification, just click it.

If you have unread messages, GrowlVoice displays the count succinctly within its icon in your menubar.

In GrowlVoice's drop down menu, you can view the unread count for your inbox, texts, voicemails, and missed calls. Clicking on one of them will take you to the respective Google Voice inbox in your browser.

A Google Voice account is required to use this app.

To ensure that GrowlVoice is able to alert you of missed calls, enable "Place missed calls in the inbox" in the "Calls" tab in your Google Voice settings.

What's new in GrowlVoice

Version 2.0.3:
  • Added a short welcome process to easily add an account on first launch
  • Small visual interface updates
  • Various Snow Leopard bugfixes
  • Small visual updates to the GrowlVoice icon
  • Pressing a global shortcut with the corresponding GrowlVoice window already open now properly dismisses it
  • Fixed a bug caused by automatic text replacement that could cause strange characters to show up in received messages
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the GrowlVoice preferences window to open when clicking a Growl notification
  • Fixed a bug that caused a jarring "pop-in" of the GrowlVoice preferences window
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the cursor to start in the compose text message field instead of the number field
  • Various small crash fixes
  • Text messages can be populated via the GrowlVoice URL scheme with the new message argument (growlvoice:123456790?text&message=message)

15 GrowlVoice Reviews

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Lee123
15 February 2011

Most helpful

What No download and try before handing over 3 bucks. I knew some day we would go back to the software model of 1989.
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Version 1.2
Peedeebee
02 May 2014
Yeah, I think GrowlVoice is kaput because of a change in Google Voice. The developer's page doesn't mention this, which is odd. VoiceMac still works, but who knows for how long. If VoiceMac stops working, my plan is to use the GoogleVoice webpage. There would be no notifications so I'll keep my phone nearby so I'll hear the alert from that.
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Version 2.0.3
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Vegas-Man!
Vegas-Man!
02 May 2014
https://twitter.com/GrowlVoice
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Peedeebee
02 May 2014
Yeah, I think GrowlVoice is kaput because of a change in Google Voice. The developer's page doesn't mention this, which is odd. VoiceMac still works, but who knows for how long. If VoiceMac stops working, my plan is to use the GoogleVoice webpage. There would be no notifications so I'll keep my phone nearby so I'll hear the alert from that.
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Version 2.0.3
Peedeebee
02 May 2014
Yeah, I think GrowlVoice is kaput because of a change in Google Voice. The developer's page doesn't mention this, which is odd. VoiceMac still works, but who knows for how long. If VoiceMac stops working, my plan is to use the GoogleVoice webpage. There would be no notifications so I'll keep my phone nearby so I'll hear the alert from that.
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Version 2.0.3
Peedeebee
02 May 2014
Yeah, I think GrowlVoice is kaput because of a change in Google Voice. The developer's page doesn't mention this, which is odd. VoiceMac still works, but who knows for how long. If VoiceMac stops working, my plan is to use the GoogleVoice webpage. There would be no notifications so I'll keep my phone nearby so I'll hear the alert from that.
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Version 2.0.3
Vegas-Man!
18 April 2014
Does not work on my laptop or desktop. Stop working. I get a JSON object error on launch. Developer has not responded in a week.
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Version 2.0.3
2 answer(s)
Vegas-Man!
Vegas-Man!
18 April 2014
This is EOL. DO NOT BUY! No longer available in Apple App Store where I bought. In other words I am sure developer has given up since Google is said to be killing Google Voice.
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Peedeebee
Peedeebee
02 May 2014
Yeah, I think GrowlVoice is kaput because of a change in Google Voice. The developer's page doesn't mention this, which is odd. VoiceMac still works, but who knows for how long. If VoiceMac stops working, my plan is to use the GoogleVoice webpage. There would be no notifications so I'll keep my phone nearby so I'll hear the alert from that.
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akmedia
30 November 2012
There seems to be a recent issue with playing back voicemail messages using the app. I've written the developer regarding the issue, which seems to be intermittent, but have not received a response. While the issue may be an issue with Google, or perhaps with the app, the developer has not responded and therefore I have no way of troubleshooting further. It's important for developers to stay on top of support requests and this one has not.
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Version 2.0.3
GeogProf
04 February 2012
Love GrowlVoice, but it has one glaringly absent feature that Google Voice offers when it's accessed with a browser: It cannot RECEIVE calls. With straight Google Voice, as long as the dialpad is displayed I can receive calls. Though its other features would make it a must-have app were it free, as long as it fails to match the main features of the free Google Voice, I could never consider buying it.
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Version 1.7.2
Lolita
04 February 2012
My brother has GrowlVoice, and I like it. But the one thing keeping me from buying it is that the menu bar icon is not positionable. I use XMenu and iStat Menus on my 13" Unibody MacBook, and along with the wi-fi status icon, they use up 2/3 of the menu bar (starting from the right side), leaving only 1/3 free on the left side. But, of course, any open app uses up that left-most 1/3 (and sometimes more), so GrowlVoice's menu bar icon disappears any time an app is open, meaning that I have to click the desktop whenever I want to access GV's icon — very annoying. If we could place the GV icon wherever we want along the menu bar then I could place it somewhere on the right, ensuring that it will always be visible. Until that's possible, I can't consider buying GrowlVoice, despite that I'd really like to.
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Version 1.7.2
1 answer(s)
Wallybally
Wallybally
19 April 2012
You could start by reducing iStat Menus to 1 single icon by sliding "combine" to on in iStat menu's prefs. That clears up a lot of space...
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Nerdnase
05 December 2011
A simple App that works well.
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Version 1.7.2
Peedeebee
11 October 2011
This is terrific. Just what I was looking for. Price is quite reasonable when compared to all those text messaging plans.
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Version 1.7.1
$4.99

3.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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