HandsFree
HandsFree
2.6.5
3.6
0.0
HandsFree free download for Mac

HandsFree for Mac2.6.5

03 November 2017

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

What is HandsFree for Mac

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.

What's new in HandsFree

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abdoumaskine
abdoumaskine
Jul 24 2018
2.6.5
4.0
Jul 24 2018
4.0
Version: 2.6.5
its amazing but im not really satisfied with the layout
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
Aug 31 2017
2.6.4
2.5
Aug 31 2017
2.5
Version: 2.6.4
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?
ibo-10
ibo-10
Aug 23 2017
2.6.4
2.5
Aug 23 2017
2.5
Version: 2.6.4
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!
gmstrickler
gmstrickler
Aug 15 2017
2.6.4
2.0
Aug 15 2017
2.0
Version: 2.6.4
Crashes consistently and audio only follows output preference 50% o9f the time, all other times i have to hang up the phone
Georges-Schell
Georges-Schell
Jul 12 2017
2.6.4
4.0
Jul 12 2017
4.0
Version: 2.6.4
Good product, but not possible to record a conf call…
diegogtorresr
diegogtorresr
May 31 2017
2.6.1
5.0
May 31 2017
5.0
Version: 2.6.1
Excellent app., but we really need SMS on iPhone.
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
Apr 27 2017
2.6.1
2.5
Apr 27 2017
2.5
Version: 2.6.1
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.
joshuanjade
joshuanjade
Apr 7 2017
2.6.0
4.0
Apr 7 2017
4.0
Version: 2.6.0
good
Drknd
Drknd
Feb 27 2017
2.6.0
1.0
Feb 27 2017
1.0
Version: 2.6.0
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.
poynta
poynta
Jan 30 2017
2.5.6
3.0
Jan 30 2017
3.0
Version: 2.5.6
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.
poltiser
poltiser
Sep 14 2016
2.5.4
4.5
Sep 14 2016
4.5
Version: 2.5.4
Very convenient and useful... when one wants to have free hands for typing ;-)
roadkill401
roadkill401
Aug 21 2016
2.5.3
1.5
Aug 21 2016
1.5
Version: 2.5.3
I purchased this app with hope it would work and solve my cell phone issues. Well, I stand very disappointed. The software is rather bug ridden and most of the time simply does not work. It crashes more often that working so stability is a large issue. You have to remember every time that you turn back on the screen to see if the app is still running or has just disappeared. I can understand that the app doesn't need to link with the phone when the screen is off, but crashing most times the screen saver kicks in it a bit too much. Then you have the issues of the app just doesn't really let you do what they said it would. You can't use it to talk remotely though the mac. it will answer the call but the other party can't hear anything. the sound quality is marginal at best with static and garbled sound. It says it is supposed to support MMC (pictures) as well as SMS (text) but never got that to work. it sort of lets you send SMS just as long as someone texts you first. But the worst side of it is their support. I have tried to get answers from them and they simply ignore you. I am feeling generous in giving 1.5 stars. they got it as it at least notifies me that I get an SMS message and that has got to stand for something. but it was a total waste of the $15 that could have gone towards something useful.
rrecupero
rrecupero
May 12 2016
2.2.1
2.0
May 12 2016
2.0
Version: 2.2.1
After installing several times i have given up on this product. im using a nexus 6p on a top level macbook pro retina. the calls are static, phone disconnects constantly, texts are cut short or misspelled. to boot sometimes the app is closed down when i go to use it. im done. im told by support that 2.3 is coming and will fix bugs. also they blame Apple for the problems.
madeirasun
madeirasun
May 6 2016
2.2.1
5.0
May 6 2016
5.0
Version: 2.2.1
If you don't like your brains to be microwaved, this is the app for short and long handsfree calls I love this phone management system for Mac.
piffer
piffer
Mar 19 2016
2.2.1
5.0
Mar 19 2016
5.0
Version: 2.2.1
Really like it. Easy to make/receive calls and SMS messages. Easy to transfer call from the Mac to the phone if you need to move around. Now I can ditch my SIP phone app.
Jakub18
Jakub18
Oct 20 2015
2.1.11
0.0
Oct 20 2015
0.0
Version: 2.1.11
Hello guys. Handsfree is actually a very good app. Never had any problem or issue with it. Although one feature i am missing is an application that locks your Mac screen when you move away from it. This way your Mac is safe and secured from unauthorized access. This is very convenient if you want to prevent access by kids, co-workers or others when you slip away to grab a coffee, a drink, or take a bathroom break. It should accomplish this by pairing a Bluetooth device like your iPhone with your Mac and sense when this device is getting out of range. As a result your screen will be locked until you move back in range of your Mac. At that point it will unlock on its own. Future update anyone?
rcs-ctr
rcs-ctr
Jul 23 2015
2.1.6
0.0
Jul 23 2015
0.0
Version: 2.1.6
It's a good product I just want to be able to set the default option to click on the phone number via my computer and use the audio from my phone. Currently I have to - Right Click on the number. It dials - Then Click on switch audio to mobile - I'd like to click on the number and the audio is default to the phone. possible?
James
James
May 29 2015
2.1.3
0.0
May 29 2015
0.0
Version: 2.1.3
Watch out for this app! Running 10.10.3 on a Mac Pro with an Z221 phone. Totally corrupted my Bluetooth. In order to get my devices working again I had to power off, unplug my machine for 5 minutes, then do a hardware reset on my motherboard. Will not try using again.
nazimcetin
nazimcetin
Apr 6 2015
2.1.1
5.0
Apr 6 2015
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
It worked well for me. Since I do have an iphone I couldn't test most needed text (sms) mesage sending/receiving feature. This software is the reason why I will throw my iphone and grab an android very soon. No guys I am not one of the cloud people. There is no any reason for me to log on iCloud and use apple servers for calling and texting thru. My personal communication belongs to me.
Mike B.
Mike B.
Mar 12 2015
2.0.3
5.0
Mar 12 2015
5.0
Version: 2.0.3
Handsfree 2 works flawlessly with my Android phones and Yosemite 10.10.2/10.10.3. Extremely responsive developer. Impressive support from his one-man shop that puts the big software companies to shame!
ohmmmmmm
ohmmmmmm
Nov 13 2014
1.8
1.0
Nov 13 2014
1.0
Version: 1.8
Worked great for me except it disabled my VOIP soft phone. Since my soft phone, Bria 3, is essential, I must forego HandsFree. Unfortunate. Mr. developer: Any chance you are working on a fix to this limitation?
ApplesGuy
ApplesGuy
Nov 1 2014
1.7.1
5.0
Nov 1 2014
5.0
Version: 1.7.1
I just downloaded HandsFree version 1.7.1 and I use a Nokia Lumia 521 Windows 8 Phone and a Mac mini i7 2.3GHz Quad core running Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and HandsFree version 1.7.1 works pretty well for me. I can receive calls perfectly fine and can call out. Audio works fine. $1.99 well spent!
1ness
1ness
Sep 27 2014
1.6
1.5
Sep 27 2014
1.5
Version: 1.6
Another app that did not work (tried Dialogue and Phonebox with no luck to). I was able to pair Samsung Note 3 to MacBook Pro 15 (late 2013), got a contacts sync (I have them all on OS X too). When I chose a phone number from the contacts in HandsFree - nothing happened. When I opened dial pad, typed in the number and pressed call - nothing happened. When I selected redial from menu... well, you guessed it right. The only thing that sort of work is accepting a call. Almost worked to be precise. I called to my cellphone from my home phone and both my phone and in few second my MacBook started to ring. However, I could not accept a call in OS X. I tried to find a button to answer the call but it was nowhere to be seen. There is no such button in the menu, nothing appeared on the screen (no pop up or anything like that). This makes me very sad. To be honest, I really dislike when a paid software presents itself as a final product. In my eyes - this is nothing more than an alpha version. It needs a lot of testing and fixing. It has potential, and I would really like to see it work one day.
Gregm
Gregm
Jul 23 2014
1.6
0.0
Jul 23 2014
0.0
Version: 1.6
What's with the new MUD layout? No link to App Store purchase -- and no link to the ***10 day trial** http://www.tunabellysoftware.com/resources/HandsFree_1_6_0.zip
Rob-h
Rob-h
Mar 25 2014
1.1
0.0
Mar 25 2014
0.0
Version: 1.1
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.
$15.00
3.6
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
  • * Previously available here
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase
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