VoxOx for Mac

VoxOx for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.6 beta
  • Total Downloads:
    19,728
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 05, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    40.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #13 in Chat

Editors' Review

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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, and version 2 of the program introduces even more features. Whether their execution suits your needs may be another matter.

VoxOx 2 offers all that came before, and more. It's got multiprotocol chat, 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. New in this version are a free personal assistant for recording, forwarding, routing, and screening calls, inbound and outbound fax management, Facebook and MySpace IM support, a reworked contact manager that attempts to merge your contacts from their disparate sources, and stronger back-end support. Users have been promised that new servers can handle the workload asked of them.

You can share files up to 100MB via an internally-generated download link that can then be shared via e-mail or instant message. This is different from the 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. The call quality on the Callback feature, where you initiate a long-distance or international phone call from your computer or SMS, was clear and crisp.

The Personal Assistant is the big new feature in this version, and for users who need to manage multiple phone numbers, it's a killer. You can redirect calls based on which number you want to be reached at first, and by who's calling you. You can record calls as they occur, or listen to messages as they're being recorded. You can also transfer a live call from a landline to a mobile number and not lose the call.

The interface has received an overhaul, and in general it's better. One drawback is that while many options are available from the Settings menu, not all of them are. Some you need to go to different parts of the program, such as altering IM fonts. Using VoxOx's phone features requires points, and users are given 120 points/minutes to get started. With an overwhelming feature set, VoxOx continues an uphill climb against better-known competitors or those who focus on a single feature, but it's hard to ignore the appeal of what's offered.

 
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1 stars

"Unreliable performance, unreliable support"

January 26, 2010  |  By nicmart

 |  Version: VoxOx 2.0.6 beta

Pros

It may eventually offer competition for Skype and Gizmo.

Cons

VoxOx more or less worked on 2 Macs for just a few days. It lost connection and needed rebooting from time to time. Then it stopped working altogether. It can connect a call, but there is no audio either direction. No VO support response in a week.

Summary

Simply stopped making voice calls in a few days. No response to support request. No meaningful support forum. No useful troubleshooting FAQ.

Updated on Jan 26, 2010

I should have mentioned that when I tested incoming calling to VoxOx, a dialog appeared insisting that Growl be installed (but not explaining what Growl is). Whether I clicked on "install" or "cancel" this dialog would not disappear until I force quit VoxOx, and it still didn't cause an incoming call to be answerable. Now I see that Growl is installed on my Macs, but I don't know if it has the potential to do my system harm, or even if I can safely remove it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.6 beta
Version 2.0.6 includes a universal translator and several other fixes.
General
Publisher TelCentris
Publisher web site http://www.voxox.com
Release Date February 14, 2010
Date Added January 05, 2010
Version 2.0.6 beta
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.09MB
File Name Voxox_i386_2.9.2.5632.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,728
Downloads Last Week 21
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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