Keypad lands on the Mac App Store, provides the easiest way to dial numbers using Continuity

Date : 19 December  2014 Cuma - 02:02, Category : TECHNOLOGY


Keypad lands on the Mac App Store, provides the easiest way to dial numbers using Continuity





Keypad lands on the Mac App Store, provides the easiest way to dial numbers using Continuity

Keypad — formerly know as Continuity Keypad — has landed on the Mac App Store after a slight delay. The app, that we got a sneak preview of back in October, is a simple utility that enables you to dial numbers right from your Mac thanks to the awesome capabilities Continuity brought to OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. But I can already make calls from my...

Keypad lands on the Mac App Store, provides the easiest way to dial numbers using Continuity
Keypad — formerly know as Continuity Keypad — has landed on the Mac App Store after a slight delay. The app, that we got a sneak preview of back in October, is a simple utility that enables you to dial numbers right from your Mac thanks to the awesome capabilities Continuity brought to OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.

But I can already make calls from my Mac! Correct, but have you tried to manually dial a number? In OS X Yosemite, you can click to call any contact or number displayed in Safari, but there’s no simple dial pad for when those two things aren’t an option. It is possible, but you have to load up the FaceTime app (which activates the front-facing camera by default), navigate to Audio, type in the number and hit the phone icon. Keypad makes it so much simpler to dial those numbers that are not clickable while integrating with your Contacts to give you a one-stop-shop for all your audio calling needs.

Plus, there’s the added functionality of a handy redial button and the app is available via a Notification Center widget meaning dialling functionality is only ever a swipe away.

All calls are still made via OS X Yosemite’s relay feature so are placed via your iPhone, but it’s the added convenience that Keypad brings that gives the app reason to exist. As Josh Hrach wrote in his review:


While Apple has made it very easy and relatively simple to take phone calls on an iPad and Mac, Continuity Keypad adds just enough to the Mac to complete the experience. It is a perfect compliment to the new features found in OS X Yosemite, which is only made available through iOS 8 on an iPhone.

Keypad is available to download on the Mac App Store now for $0.99. Due to its feature set, it requires OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. If you make a lot of calls via your Mac, it’s a must-buy.


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