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Bluetooth Handsfree App?
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l008com
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Sep 22, 2010, 11:28 PM
 
Are there any apps that can make my Macs act like Bluetooth Handsfree systems? My car has handsfree bluetooth built in, and when the phone rings, the radio turns off and the number calling pops up on my radio. Then I was thinking, there's no reason why I couldn't have something similar on my Mac. Whenever my phone rang, a little window could pop up, and if I answered, i'd use the Mac's speakers and Mic as a speakerphone over bluetooth. I little menubar item could let me bring up a skype-like dial pad to make calls. Addressbook integration would also be a plus. It wouldn't have to sync to my phone's address book, since my phone already syncs to my computer's address book

SO, anything like this exist?
     
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Sep 23, 2010, 06:12 PM
 
Introducing Phone Amego

I don’t know anything about this product, but there was a link to it on the page of BluePhoneElite, a discontinued app with some of the aforementioned functionality. A cursory glance at the site for Phone Amego implies that it can handle a lot of what you’re looking for.

Also, Salling Clicker can perform some actions, like playback/volume control when you get phone calls, as well as proximity stuff (logging in/out of iChat), but only with certain phone models.
     
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Sep 23, 2010, 08:04 PM
 
Just tried out Phone Amego. Seems like its just what I was looking for, but doesn't appear to function at all. I'll have to look into it a little closer later on.
     
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Oct 1, 2010, 10:53 PM
 
Got Phone Amego working on my macbook pro. It seems to work pretty good. It doesn't like the USB bluetooth adapter on my mac pro though. My mac pro is really where I'd be using it the most. I'm emailing the company, we'll see what they say.
     
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Aug 27, 2012, 12:52 PM
 
Anyone know of any OTHER bluetooth handsfree type apps.

I just spend a few days trying again to get this app working, now with my iPhone 4s. It's very buggy. Sometimes it will work, sometimes it will not. It has lots of options but they are not intuitive and not well explained. And you can't do basic things like bring up a number pad to navigate through a recorded menu system. And above all that, it's a $30 app. I'd pay $30 if it worked. :/
     
   
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