Just keep your iPhone in your pocket.
DockPhone lets you make calls right from your Mac.
Speak freely via the microphone of your computer.
We developed DockPhone because we wanted to have a real phone app on the Mac.
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To start a call, type or speak any number or a name. DockPhone lets you search in your contacts, or dial arbitrary phone numbers. Hit the Dial button and enjoy your phone call.
NOTE: Make sure you meet the requirements listed below. Otherwise DockPhone won't work for you. We have listed several troubleshooting tips on our Help site (see the links on the right). You will also find contact information to receive additional support!
Oh, and check out the beautiful Today widget you'll get with this app!
Re-dial your most recent contacts with just one click!
This app requires to have both iOS 8.1 on your iPhone and OS X Yosemite (10.10) on your Mac installed. Your devices must meet the Continuity requirements to work with this app:
- iPhone with iOS 8.1 or newer installed
- Mac with OS X Yosemite installed
- FaceTime activated with the same iCloud account on both the Mac and the iPhone
- FaceTime set as the default for calls
- Your iPhone carrier may charge for the phone calls.
We have added the following features:
– Global shortcut: You can specify a keyboard shortcut to bring DockPhone to front.
– Menu Bar Icon: You can specify if you'd like a menu bar icon, a dock icon, or both.
– Support for special characters and umlauts: é, è, ë, etc.
– Search for nicknames: You can now search for 'Mom', 'Honey', etc.
(Open the Preferences to enable/disable the new features)
– Visit weareYeah.com/DockPhone/help
We have fixed the following bugs:
– Some sudden crashes while searching for contacts
– Doubled digits with 'Enhanced Dictation' mode enabled in System Preferences
What we are currently working on:
– iOS companion app with HandOff integration and synchronized Recent Calls.
If you'd like to support us, leave a nice rating on the Mac App Store :-).
Follow @DockPhone for updates.
Ratings and Reviews
Good, but could be improved with this...
Ok, but could be improved by not making a call a two-click operation after the number is found. For example, hotkey up dock phone, dictate or type for search, then once a contact is found and clicked, you get an OS X notification in the upper right confirming you want to make the call. Axe the last bit, and this app would be improved. In addition, add a direct dialer as mentioned many times here. thx!
UPDATE: lowered rating to 3stars when I found Keypad on the App store. That’s what I really wanted.
Great Support. Good product, would buy again, but not perfect.
I had an issue where it stopped working for me and would not make outbound calls using my iPhone. I followed the step by step instructions and even spoke to someone on chat. They fixed my problem quickly. I did get an error when i did the recomendadtion for the Terminal commands but once I rebooted it worked! Love it! This really should have been native functionality.
I also have had an issue where, intermittently, incoming calls will not ring on the laptop and I have to use my cell phone. I would also like an option to dial a contact from my mobile phone but place the call via the laptop speakers and mic. Would be nice if you could push the call back and forth between the laptopn and the mobile for when you might need to pick up the phone and walk to get something.
Great little gadget
If you make/receive calls on your iPhone this is almost a perfect dialing application (it obviously doesn’t have the flexibility to also handle landline, Skype, etc., so some people won’t find this an adequate substitute for Dialectic or PhoneAmego. The only way it could be made better is by imitating those more sophisticated programs by giving it a Service capability to dial highlighted numbers byi right-clicking. P. S. at the moment a lot of people have problems with Bluetooth on Yosemite, and Dialectic and PhoneAmego both require Bluetooth, so even those needing a more sophisticated dialer might find this a useful stopgauntil Apple cleans up its act).
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.