Phone and Mac in perfect harmony

dialogueAs Apple continues to refine its mobile and desktop operating systems, the company has slowly integrated messaging and other mobile-centric features into Mac OS. With an Apple ID, Mac and iOS owners can send and receive Messages and also make FaceTime video calls, but traditional phone call support has been limited to third-party apps like Skype.

Dialogue aims to fill that gap, letting you operate your smartphone by tethering it to your Mac via Bluetooth. Compatible with most smartphones, Dialogue sits in your Mac’s menubar and silently waits to direct phone calls from your handset to your desktop. It also allows you to make outgoing calls without the need to touch the device. Right now, the app pairs contact names and numbers with Mac OS Contacts, but developer Zebraa says it will look into the possibility of incorporating contact synchronization via Bluetooth.

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