VoxOx for Mac

VoxOx for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 17 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.0.0
File Size:
40.09MB
Date Added:
November 03, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac/OS X 10.5
Total Downloads:
19,728
Downloads Last Week:
21
Product ranking:
#13 in Chat
Additional Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel Only)

Editors' review

What if Digsby and Skype merged into one seemingly all-powerful VoIP and messaging communications tool is the question that VoxOx seeks to answer. VoxOx's many features have not yet been seen in one package. It's got multiprotocol chat abilities, social networking support, and Web-mail integration. It also offers a telephony service that includes call encryption, mobile-to-mobile calls initiated by either SMS or via a Web site, a free personal assistant-style call forwarding service, and a system for earning minutes by watching ads or responding to surveys.

In addition to the features listed above, VoxOx offers 120 free minutes of call time to all registrants at the U.S. rate, a free U.S.-based phone number, international calling, pay-by-minute upgrade plans, voice mail, customizable hold music, video conferencing--limited to VoxOx contacts for now--two-way text messaging, e-mail-to-SMS support, and instant messaging for MSN, ICQ, AOL, Jabber, Yahoo, and Google. Users can share files up to 100MB via a generated download link that they can then share via e-mail or instant message. This takes a bit of getting used to, since it's different from direct support of most IM clients, but that file size bump is hard to ignore. There's mobile access, too, for those who use a mobile browser, iPhone, or WAP.

Frustratingly, VoxOx is still in beta so many promised features aren't available yet. Support for everything from physical home phones to Gmail to Twitter have been promised. Considering that this includes MySpace, LinkedIn, and contact list importing from the biggest Web-mail services, VoxOx's potential outstrips its ability so far. However, VoxOx's callback feature allows for mobile-to-mobile international calling at local rates. That alone makes this a must-try, if not a must-have.

Click here to read Download.com editor Seth Rosenblatt's hands-on experience with VoxOx.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.2

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 6
  • Current Version:

    2.5

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "Works better than Google voice"

    June 20, 2011   |   By zwj1021

    Version: VoxOx 2.5.3

    Pros

    completely free, no ads etc. It download on the desktop so I don't have to open a browser to make a call every time (Google voice only works in a browser), good call quality.

    Cons

    My firewall blocked it at first, but just make sure the ports are unblocked then everything worked fine

    Summary

    Good software, no need to pay my phone bill anymore, very awesome!

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  • 5 stars

    "let's me FB chat at work"

    April 13, 2011   |   By LBerkman

    Version: VoxOx 2.5.3

    Pros

    I use it to talk to my facebook friends since I can't use FB or aim OR my phone at work.

    Cons

    The old version was a little touchy and seemed to 'forget' things sometimes... I just got the latest version and it already seems to work better

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