HandsFree
HandsFree
2.6.5

3.6

HandsFree free download for Mac

HandsFree

2.6.5
03 November 2017

Use any Bluetooth phone for calls, texting, recording, and more.

Overview

HandsFree lets you use your Mac to make phone calls, send/receive text messages*, record conversations, see call lists and more. It couldn't be any easier. With HandsFree running in the background (with the always available status icon and menu), you don't have to worry about missing a call or a text message. And we think the best part is that it works with any Bluetooth enabled phone. That's right, your Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, or iPhone is compatible. It's like Yosemite's Continuity except for everyone and with more features.

Features
  • Wirelessly connect to your phone using Bluetooth.
  • Call using the contacts list, use the dial pad or make a call directly from the Contacts app.
  • View incoming SMS (text messages) right on your Mac.
  • Send or reply to an SMS from your Mac. (Support for sending text messages requires a non-iOS phone. iPhones do not support sending text messages over Bluetooth. For Android, it requires version 4.4.4 or higher.)
  • Quickly see missed, incoming and outgoing call lists.
  • Record important calls.

We love hearing from our customers, so please feel free to email anytime for support or comments at support@tunabelly.com. We do our best to answer within one business day.

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Rob-h
25 March 2014

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This is exactly why a trial version of software is so important - so you can see if the software works for you before splashing out $9.99. I have really wanted a way to integrate the Mac with phone capabilities and (foolishly?) took a punt on this. Setting it up is pretty straightforward, just install it and pair it with your phone. Then the problems started... took a couple of calls using HandsFree and in both cases the caller said sound quality was really poor - strange because I've had no such issues using Skype. Second issue is that the 'Dial Pad' refuses to display which seriously limits the usefulness of this software. Maybe it's a compatibility issue with my multi-monitor setup, who knows. Will follow up with developers, but it would have been nice to discover these issues with say a 7-day trial before making a purchase.
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Version 1.1
abdoumaskine
24 July 2018
its amazing but im not really satisfied with the layout
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Version 2.6.5
Dana-Sutton
31 August 2017
Quoth the Developer: "it's like Yosemite's Continuity except for everyone and with more features..: No, it's NOT like Continuity! It relies on Bluetooth, Continuity is rock-solid, whereas Bluetooth isn't as stable and has a much more limited broadcasting range. Does Apple license Continuity to third-party developers?
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Version 2.6.4
ibo-10
23 August 2017
Everything works perfectly, only not the call quality. Many times other people ask me if they are on speaker, and ask to be taken off of speaker. Such a sad issue because the rest of the app is really good. I don't have the crashes that other's here are talking about. Please fix call quality!
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Version 2.6.4
gmstrickler
15 August 2017
Crashes consistently and audio only follows output preference 50% o9f the time, all other times i have to hang up the phone
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Version 2.6.4
Georges-Schell
12 July 2017
Good product, but not possible to record a conf call…
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Version 2.6.4
diegogtorresr
31 May 2017
Excellent app., but we really need SMS on iPhone.
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Version 2.6.1
Dana-Sutton
27 April 2017
In many ways HandsFree is the perfect companion for my iPhone, but I have to agree with the complaints about connectivity. Once an initial pairing has been set up, every time I come into my office with my iPhone in my pocket, HandsFree should sniff out its presence within Bluetooth range and establish a connection. What happens in practice is very often quite different. Either a.) I have to do a lot of manual massaging to reestablish a connection or b.) I forget to do this and no connection gets established. Sometimes after a connection has been established it mysteriously fails. In every other way, HandsFree is bette and less annoying than its most obvious competitor, FaceTime, But these connectivity problems prevent it from being the rock-solid friend and helper it should be. I. m. h. o. TunaBelley needs to hire a software engineer with a deeper understanding of Bluetooth who can fix this dratted problem once and for all. That would have the effect of turning a rather erratic novelty gadget into a valuable tool that would be embraced by the entire Mac community. There is a lot about FaceTime I don't like, it seems like the telephony element was added to a program basically designed to do something very different as a kind of last-moment afterthought. But it does have the crucial advantage of being rock-solid reliable. That's probably because Apple has engineers with a far better understanding of wireless connectivity than the comparatively amateurish ones at Tuna Belly. Hiring the right guy might do wonders to turn this problem around.
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Version 2.6.1
joshuanjade
07 April 2017
good
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Version 2.6.0
Drknd
27 February 2017
Hangs on every startup of my mac. Hangs when I relaunch. Connects and then disconnects randomly all day long, so I have a list of notifications when I return if I leave the room. Not worth the hassle, I have uninstalled. Great idea. Poor implementation. Sorry, I really wanted to like this software.
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Version 2.6.0
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Tunabelly Software
Tunabelly Software
04 April 2017
We have version 2.6.1 coming out very shortly with improvements to the notifications, connections and app stability. Hopefully it will work better for you!
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poynta
30 January 2017
It deserves a 3 star b/c it's almost the only product out there which 'does the job'. That aside, it only works sometimes (for SMS and call alerts); other times it bugs out and despite being connected via bluetooth, new SMS don't appear, and the "Send text message..." option disappears. When calling via bluetooth call quality is horrendous. Pretty it up, Dumb it down, Make it simple & execute on its simplicity. Bonus points for being both simpler and cheaper to use than Phone Amego but still has plenty of room for improvement.
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Version 2.5.6
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Tunabelly Software
Tunabelly Software
04 April 2017
We have version 2.6.1 coming out very shortly with lots of improvements, including the SMS features sometimes not working properly.

The Bluetooth call quality is related to how well macOS is handling the audio over BT. We don't have full control over that although we have filed multiple bugs with Apple about this to get them to hopefully improve it in future macOS updates.
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$15.00

3.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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