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Phone Amego for Mac

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Phone Amego is a clever little menu-bar app that integrates your iPhone--or other Bluetooth phone--with your Mac and with the Google Voice service. At its most basic, Phone Amego provides onscreen caller ID (a small window on your Mac displays incoming callers, and you close the window to send the call to voice mail, or you can program it with AppleScript to respond when you speak the name) and enables you to call contacts from your Address Book with just a couple of clicks. There are also basics like a call log, timer, and a hot key for answering calls. You can place calls from Phone Amego's Call window, or via Quicksilver or LaunchBar, and you can also dial almost any number on your screen using a contextual menu, although you have to activate this OS X service ability manually in System Preferences. Phone Amego supports Growl notifications, and you can receive SMS messages in iChat.

Phone Amego gets even more useful if you have a Google Voice account: you can make Google Voice calls, and you can send free Google Voice SMS messages to multiple recipients directly from Address Book. This app can also execute scripts based on your phone's status, including several useful ones that come built in, such as muting iTunes when you take a call or changing your iChat status when you get on or off a call. This app is still growing, but if you spend a lot of time simultaneously on your phone and your Mac, Phone Amego's useful features, good documentation, and responsive developer make it a worthwhile investment.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great works very well"

    April 20, 2013  |   By jamessezhi

    Version: Phone Amego 1.4_8

    Pros

    Having the ability to use my laptop as a handsfree set-up for the iPhone via bluetooth rocks. Using an iPhone 5.

    Cons

    None really.

    Noticed there's also a google voice option but we don't have it in the UK.

    Summary

    I highly recommend this application.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Love it! Does what it says it does."

    February 6, 2012  |   By robbosir

    Version: Phone Amego 1.4c1

    Pros

    I'm replacing Parliant's PhoneValet which is discontinued and problematic to begin with. Phone Amego in combination with a Google Voice account is allowing me to finally get rid of my landline.

    Cons

    Fairly easy to use but took a while for me to get it all set up.

    Summary

    As an IT person, I've always been amazed at how lame phone/computer integration is. This app has changed my mind.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Crashes during setup."

    July 16, 2011  |   By wdr--2008

    Version: Phone Amego 1.3c2

    Pros

    No basis for saying.

    Cons

    Looks to be a good product, but it crashed three times when i tried to set it up, taking a couple of other applications with it. Maybe my Nokia N 97 is incompatible with it.

    Summary

    It's not worth the effort, much less the cost.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Now with VoIP ATA CID Integration - Awesome"

    January 23, 2010  |   By libertyforall1776

    Version: Phone Amego 1.1.9

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This little Phone Friend now has it all, works great with my SPA-2100 -- I can get CID for my iPhone and SIP VoIP without having to run to grab the phones to see who's calling. This is the kind of integration Apple should have built-in! Google Voice fits the dialing bill nicely, as well as BT dialing for iPhones. The developer is very responsive to feature suggestions and bug resolution.

    About the only things I can think of that would be additional features to add would be some iChat (maybe Yahoo IM too) contextual menus to allow dialing contacts who have numbers in the Address Book. Also Safari phone number dialing integration like there is on the iPhone, but that's probably something Apple needs to add... The Services menu just doesn't quite fit the bill.

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