Dialectic for Mac

Dialectic for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.9
  • Total Downloads:
    964
  • Date Added:
    November 30, 2012
  • File Size:
    8.51MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

Editors' Review

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Dialectic is a scriptable dialing utility for telephone power users that can save you time making and managing calls, whether via a landline, Bluetooth-enabled cell phone, or VoIP. Dialectic integrates with Address Book and other similar apps, including Microsoft Entourage and Now Contact, as well as Marketcircle Daylite, FileMaker Pro, launcher apps like LaunchBar and Quicksilver, and many others. Thanks to recent updates, Dialectic also supports Exchange, CardDAV, and LDAP accounts configured in Address Book.

This high-powered utility gives you system-wide dialing using contextual menus (and system-wide "speed dial"), voice-activated dialing, and auto-redial and incoming call detection, even for your iPhone. Dialectic also logs and times calls (with a customizable timer), and gives you an optional Google Quick Search Box plug-in, like you'd find in Google Desktop. It's even smart enough to do things like dial your Bluetooth phone while changing your status in iChat to "On the phone" and pausing your iTunes. Dialectic also adds new service menu items for contextual-menu dialing from other apps, and the app has improved support for a wider range of devices in recent updates, including phones from CounterPath and Aastra IP phones. Though Dialectic may be overkill for most users, it provides a rich, well-maintained, and reasonably priced feature set for people who make a lot of calls as part of their work flow.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "NO SERVICE AT ALL."

    January 04, 2014   |   By OuterReef65

    Version: Dialectic 1.9.2

    Pros

    functional.

    Cons

    glitchy. does not save settings.

    Summary

    Used it for years. Glitchy, but functional. Switched to Mavericks...had problems...Creator refused to assist. Stay away unless you want to be frustrated.

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  • 4 stars

    "great way to bring all your phones to your desktop"

    December 17, 2009   |   By macsolutions

    Version: Dialectic 1.5

    Pros

    I use this to manage my google voice account, so I don't have to look up/dial the phone(s) by hand. I click and dial, my phones rings, all made simpler by Dialectic.

    Cons

    Some hidden features should be easier to access or documented. Emails to the developer are answered quickly, but it would be nice to know exactly everything this program can do.

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  • 5 stars

    "GREAT"

    August 22, 2008   |   By syscard

    Version: Dialectic 1.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    One of the best software I've ever got for the mac, and also the best help documentation I know!

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  • 5 stars

    "A terrific little application"

    April 10, 2008   |   By JohnTWolff

    Version: Dialectic 1.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    As the title says, a terrific little application; one that has earned its place as one of my login items. No more dialing or misdialing; no programming of speed-dials, just a click in my OS X Address Book and in seconds I'm talking on either my cordless or landline.

    Many many functions, but the ease of dialing via USB modem is well worth the price of admission.

    A worthy successor to Jon's Phone Tool (the previous incarnation) that also comes with a friendly, responsive developer.

    Go, buy, exalt.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great software"

    April 10, 2008   |   By C.Kaiser

    Version: Dialectic 1.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    definitly a 5-star app. Jons Phone Tool (JPT) was already great but this one is even more versatile than JPT and works great. The devoloper is very responsive and will help you in every way!

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.9
    • Added support for dialing most Polycom SoundPoint and Grandstream IP phones
    • Added support for incoming call notifications from most Polycom SoundPoint IP phones
    • Added support for Messages in Mountain Lion when using iChat options in Dialectic
    • Improved AppleScript support
    • Fixed an issue that, under certain circumstances, caused Dialectic to hang when using the Speaker Dial Method
    • Fixed an issue that caused MagicJack dialing to fail on Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Fixed some memory leaks
    • Enhanced Dialectic Remote HTTP Server to include Bonjour TXTRecord properties for the computer name and application version
    • Modified code signing to use the Apple Third Party Developer certificate for better Gatekeeper compatibility (Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion). This change, however, means that you may be prompted to allow Dialectic to access some passwords in the keychain if you’ve previous used Dialectic (and set one or more passwords). If this is the case, you should select the option to always allow Dialectic access to the keychain item(s).
    • Fixed an issue that, under certain circumstances, caused Growl notifications to fail
    • Updated & augmented the documentation
    • Other minor fixes & optimizations
    • Note: Due to changes by Vonage, the Vonage Dial Method is no longer functional.
    General
    Publisher JNSoftware
    Publisher web site http://www.jonn8.com/
    Release Date November 30, 2012
    Date Added November 30, 2012
    Version 1.9
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 8.51MB
    File Name Dialectic.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 964
    Downloads Last Week 13
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Fully functional for 14-days.
    Price $25

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