Gizmo5

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 36 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.5.400
  • Total Downloads:
    58,353
  • Date Added:
    November 12, 2009
  • File Size:
    13.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Does the world really need another VoIP client? Here's one Gizmo that thinks so.

Gizmo5's interface is compact and rectangular, with tabs on the top just below the Menu bar and a series of ancillary commands like Chat and Add Contact available at the bottom. There are very few differences between Gizmo's design and its biggest competitor's, and a little originality could've gone a long way here.

Also similar to Skype, Gizmo provides free VoIP for computer-to-computer voice chatting as well as text chatting. It also allows for computer-to-telephone voice chatting for both mobile phones and landlines. It has one feature that Skype lacks: it lets you conference call with multiple PCs by entering in a random, shared number. Overall, the sound clarity and quality was excellent, with no lagging nor echoing. Gizmo also says it provides asymmetrical chat-client VoIP, so you can use Gizmo and your headset to talk to somebody on Windows Live or Google Talk. We couldn't get that feature to work, but it's a smart idea and we hope it gets debugged soon.

Overall, Gizmo's got some good stuff and some room for improvement. If you despise Skype or are just interested in alternatives, you might want to give this one a try, but otherwise we'd recommend holding off.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Works fine until you want it on 7"

August 21, 2010  |  By kamakzy56

 |  Version: Gizmo5 4.0.5.400

Pros

Works great on my windows XP VM

Cons

Doesn't seem to work for windows 7, gives me an error saying it only works on Windows XP/2000 or higher (Windows 7 is most definitely higher)

Summary

The program worked great while trying it out on a Windows XP virtual machine, but while in windows 7 it wont even install.

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4 stars

"The lastest client software from Gizmo5"

May 25, 2010  |  By BuyDnld

 |  Version: Gizmo5 4.0.5.400

Pros

The official one.

Cons

Sometimes you cannot receive the phone call using the client software.

Summary

I find it is helpful to use x-lite software, rather than the official client software from Gizmo. Set the username and authorization user name as your sip number, the display name could be anything, domain is proxy01.sipphone.com, and check the domain proxy as "domain". Then you are ready to go to use gizmo5 service. If you don't have a gizmo5 number, you can buy one from www.BuyDnld.com for a few bulks. You can also buy google voice invite from this website, which will automatically deliver the account and invite to your email address. Pretty good.

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3 stars

"none to be had"

February 02, 2010  |  By mhaslow

 |  Version: Gizmo5 4.0.5.400

Pros

none to be had

Cons

none to be had

Summary

I did not use this product instead I am using Skype

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher SIPphone
Publisher web site http://www.sipphone.com
Release Date November 12, 2009
Date Added November 12, 2009
Version 4.0.5.400
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.29MB
File Name WinGizmoInstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 58,353
Downloads Last Week 16
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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