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Dialectic for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    Nov. 09, 2015
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    Free to try (Fully functional for 14-days.); $25.00 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


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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1 stars


January 04, 2014  |  By OuterReef65

 |  Version: Dialectic 1.9.2




glitchy. does not save settings.


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


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.


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


August 22, 2008  |  By syscard

 |  Version: Dialectic 1.1


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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


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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


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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

What's new in version 1.12.3
  • Fixed an issue that prevented logging in to Google Voice on some OS X 10.11 El Capitan systems.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Groups submenu from working correctly in the AB menu.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Polycom IP phone dialing script from actually completing the dial request.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented external startup, before & after dialing, and incoming call scripts from running correctly on some OS X 10.11 El Capitan systems.
  • Worked around the discontinuation of the Skype Desktop API for dialing the Skype application.
Publisher JNSoftware
Publisher web site
Release Date November 09, 2015
Date Added November 09, 2015
Version 1.12.3
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.07MB
File Name Dialectic.dmg
Total Downloads 1,123
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free to try
Limitations Fully functional for 14-days.
Price $25

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