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Dialectic for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    Mar. 21, 2016
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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

2014-01-04 06:25:15  |  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

2009-12-17 14:55:41  |  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

2008-08-22 11:00:20  |  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

2008-04-10 10:48:09  |  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

2008-04-10 10:30:31  |  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 1.12.4
  • v1.12.4March 10, 2016
    • Added support for Daylite 6.
    • Added support for MegaPath VoIP service.
    • Added support for the transition of legacy Speakeasy accounts to MegaPath accounts (if you were transitioned from a legacy Speakeasy VoIP account to a MegaPath account, make sure to append “” to your username).
    • Added Apple Maps as a mapping option.
    • Streamlined postal address mapping options to just Apple Maps & Google Maps.
    • Updated and signed the Dialectic Firefox Extension to allow it to load on the latest version of Firefox.
    • Improved handling of duplicate contacts in AB Menu.
    • Fixed several cosmetic issues and minor code inefficiencies.
Publisher JNSoftware
Publisher web site
Release Date March 21, 2016
Date Added March 21, 2016
Version 1.12.4
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.12MB
File Name Dialectic.dmg
Total Downloads 1,214
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free to try
Limitations Fully functional for 14-days.
Price $25

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