GrowlVoice
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Google Voice in your menu bar.   Demo ($4.99)
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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
What's New
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)
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 more...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later



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GrowlVoice User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Vegas-Man! reviewed on 18 Apr 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.
[Version 2.0.3]

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Vegas-Man! replied on 18 Apr 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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Akmedia reviewed on 30 Nov 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.
[Version 2.0.3]


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GeoProf commented on 04 Feb 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.
[Version 1.7.2]


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Lolita commented on 04 Feb 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.
[Version 1.7.2]

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Wallybally replied on 19 Apr 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 reviewed on 05 Dec 2011
A simple App that works well.
[Version 1.7.2]


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Peedeebee reviewed on 10 Oct 2011
This is terrific. Just what I was looking for. Price is quite reasonable when compared to all those text messaging plans.
[Version 1.7.1]


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Neolancer07 reviewed on 25 Jul 2011
The new 1.6 update makes responding to new messages so much easier! The app is a little bit pricey for a free service but the easy accessibility it offers is worth it.
[Version 1.6]

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Neolancer07 replied on 26 Jul 2011
The new 1.6 update brought a new bug. The inbox does not load at all when the app is launched. I have to log out and log in in order to for the inbox to show. I have to repeat this every time GrowlVoice is launched!
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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 28 Jul 2011
The dev submitted an update to the app store yesterday, so we should see 1.6.1 soon :)
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square_one commented on 17 Mar 2011
needs a trial or discounted price...
[Version 1.3.1]


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Funjoy commented on 02 Mar 2011
Macupdate's linked developer-page for this app at code.google.com has restricted access.

So no access to code, demo version, or even info from developer.
[Version 1.3.1]

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sjk replied on 03 Mar 2011
Yeah, the developer's site link should be http://www.growlvoice.com/
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Lee123 commented on 14 Feb 2011
What No download and try before handing over 3 bucks. I knew some day we would go back to the software model of 1989.
[Version 1.2]

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Leoofborg replied on 14 Feb 2011
Okay then how about a review? THIS. IS. AWESOME.

Go to the MAS and read the reviews. If you don't need the Growl-Push workflow, then use the GV Connect Widget. $3 is a steal for this.

Downside: No multiple accounts, but then Google kind of discourages multiple accounts from the same IP.
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E_sapwater-%aze replied on 01 Mar 2011
No demo translates into no sale, at least for this user.
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sjk replied on 03 Mar 2011
Price increase to $5 makes it less tempting to purchase without any demo/trial first.
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Aklein3876 replied on 02 Jun 2011
how many $3 apps are there in the iTunes store? And how many have demo or trial versions. I know there are some iOS apps that have "lite" or ad-supported versions, but we're talking 3 bucks here. BTW, I use GrowlVoice daily and recommend it highly. The developer offers frequent updates and bug fixes.
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P=NP had trouble on 05 Aug 2011
I'm using version 1.6.1 and none of my contacts photos appear in the inbox. Also 'show time on mouseover' was working earlier, although it doesn't seem to be working now. I've signed out, refreshed, etc. but it's still not working.
[Version 1.6.1]



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Izdale rated on 17 Oct 2011

[Version 1.7.2]



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DirkTheMenace rated on 17 Sep 2011

[Version 1.7.1]



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Octbit rated on 03 Aug 2011

[Version 1.6.1]



ChevalNoir rated on 26 Jul 2011

[Version 1.6]



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Aklein3876 rated on 02 Jun 2011

[Version 1.5.1]



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Aklein3876 rated on 20 Apr 2011

[Version 1.4.1]



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N.Flick rated on 12 Apr 2011

[Version 1.4]



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Aklein3876 rated on 02 Mar 2011

[Version 1.3.1]


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Version Downloads:1,483
Type:Business : Applications
License:Demo
Date:09 May 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $4.99
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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.


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