Tunabelly Software

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HandsFree 2.5.6

Turn your Mac into a handsfree device - make calls, check texts & record conversations without having to get your phone.

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HandsFree 2 turns your Mac into a powerful handsfree device so you can use the built-in microphone and speakers (or use a USB headset) to make phone calls, manage text messages (SMS and receive MMS) or record important conversations.

It works with almost any Bluetooth enabled phone (including Android, Windows Phone and iOS*). HandsFree 2 guides you through the pairing and connecting, then provides you with an always available menu bar icon so you can quickly use your phone without having to get it. You can even leave it in another room or your pocket.

It’s like OS X Continuity except for everyone and with more features. Download it today and see how awesome it is to use your phone through your Mac.
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Wirelessly connect your Mac with your cell phone using Bluetooth. Because there are no wires, your phone can be anywhere within range (usually up to 10m / 33ft).
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Make a call right from your Mac by either choosing an existing contact, or by using the dial pad. There’s even an included plug-in for the Contacts app for one click calling.
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Get notified right away of an incoming call with the person’s name or number (requires Caller ID service). Choose to answer on your Mac or pass it to the phone.
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HandsFree 2 works flawlessly with my Android phones and Yosemite (10.10). Extremely responsive developer. Impressive support that puts the big software companies to shame!

Review from Mike B.
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Never worry about missing a text message. Incoming messages will appear on your Mac, with the option to reply. Need to send a message? No problem, you can do that too*.
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Quickly see all the missing, incoming and outgoing call lists. It even uses relative dates like “Today” and “Yesterday”.
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A fully stocked status menu is always available from the menu bar. So you can easily do what you’d like with your phone without having to actually get it. It also includes your phone’s battery, signal levels, and a roaming indicator.
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I was looking for something that could record phone calls easily. This product does exactly that. It is great for long meetings!

Mac App Store Review from CVand65
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Need to record an important call? We’ve got you covered. Record any call with one click, as well as easily open up a previous recording.
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Use AppleScript to dial a number, hang up or open the send text message window. Also included are Contacts app plugins and PopClip support.
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Dial any number using the built-in dial pad. Or easily navigate a phone menu by choosing the numbers you need.
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Compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 and higher.
Have any questions? Check out the FAQ or send an email to support@tunabelly.com

Click here to see what's changed in HandsFree 2.5.6 (Oct 20, 2016) and previous versions

  • [New] Added button in send text message dialog to quickly show the Emoji chooser.
  • [Fixed] Issue where incoming text messages would hang the app when using certain Samsung phones.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the audio device could switch back to the built-in microphone and speakers after answering a call on the Mac.
  • [Fixed] Issue where it could be hard for the other party to hear you. The input gain for the microphone is now set to the maximum when a call is active. This also really helps when recording conversations.
  • [Fixed] Issue where searching for a contact using two words would show incorrect results.
  • [Fixed] Potential crash when showing a call dialog.
  • [Improved] The app will switch back to the chosen audio device when it's plugged back in. This is especially useful when using a USB headset that is occasionally unplugged.
Version 2.5.5
  • [Fixed] Issue where the menu text fields wouldn't work on macOS 10.12 (Sierra).
  • [Fixed] Issue where phone contacts wouldn't show up as tokens in the send text message dialog.
  • [Fixed] Crash when using a phone running Windows Phone 8.1.
  • [Fixed] Potential crash if there were no recorded calls.
  • [Fixed] Potential crash if a phone AT command timed out.
  • [Fixed] Potential crash if the phone is disconnected while downloading phonebooks.
  • [Improved] The way the app connects and attempts re-connects for an easier experience.
  • [Improved] Monitoring for changes in the recorded calls folder.
  • [Improved] Call dialogs so avatars for phone contacts are now displayed.
Version 2.5.4
  • [Fixed] Issue where existing text messages without a name would have a blank sender.
  • [Fixed] Issue where incoming calls without a name would show "Unknown Number". Now it displays a nicely formatted phone number.
  • [Fixed] Potential crash if the phone sent back an error response when receiving the phone lists or contacts.
  • [Fixed] Potential crash when adding recorded call menu items.
  • [Fixed] Three separate crashes in macOS by using custom workarounds.
  • [Fixed] Issue where on 10.9 and 10.10.2 the app would not launch properly.
  • [Improvement] Immediately focus on the message text field when replying.
Version 2.5.3
  • [Fixed] Potential macOS crash by turning off the code that auto focuses the dial text field in the menu.
  • [Fixed] Potential macOS crashes by adding a custom workaround for a bug in the Bluetooth framework.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the text alignment was a bit off for incoming text messages.
  • [New] Added a new preference to turn the above workaround off if necessary.
Version 2.5.2
  • [Fixed] Issue where text messages sent through the app could be incomplete when received, depending on the phone used.
  • [Fixed] Potential crash when clicking on the menubar icon.
  • [Fixed] Potential crashes if the information from a phone was in an incorrect format and couldn't be decoded.
Version 2.5.1
  • [New] Added link highlighting in text messages so a single click will open the URL.
  • [New] Text message reply button is hidden for phones that aren't capable of sending over Bluetooth (ex: iPhone).
  • [Fixed] Dramatically improved search times when typing in the contacts field
  • [Fixed] Potential crash if the phone returned a phonebook in a non-standard format.
  • [Fixed] Potential crash if the phone is disconnected while a phonebook is being downloaded.
  • [Fixed] Phonebooks will no longer be downloaded if the app doesn't have permission to access the Contacts framework. This is because it's needed for parsing the vCards for each person in a phonebook.
  • [Fixed] Potential freeze if the app was downloading a phonebook at the same time as an incoming call.
  • [Fixed] Issue where missed call notification would appear after answering a call.
Version 2.5
  • [New] Phone contacts are automatically imported and shown along with the Mac based ones. Searching for a name looks through both sets of contacts.
  • [New] Added ability to view all existing text messages from the phone (supported on most phones except iOS).
  • [New] Added support for MMS messages (supported on most phones except iOS).
  • [New] Added text fied that gets automatic focus for quickly dialing a phone number when clicking the menu bar icon.
  • [New] Added AppleScript support! Dial a phone number, hang up or open the send text message window.
  • [New] Added PopClip extensions for dialing or send a text message to a phone number.
  • [New] Added Contacts app extension for sending a text message to a phone number.
  • [New] Added Send SMS service menu item.
  • [New] Added option to show incoming text messages either through the Notification Center, or show the regular dialog through the app.
  • [New] Added option for connecting the call audio before it dials - this may help audio issues in some cases.
  • [New] Using custom menu items for a better looking UI for call lists and text messages.
  • [New] Changed "No Name" to "Unknown Caller" if there is no contact that matches.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the play ringtone option checkbox wasn't working.
  • [Fixed] Issue where phone numbers wouldn't always get properly matched to a name.
  • [Fixed] Issue where it was possible that the phone could get into a connect/disconnect loop.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the app wouldn't always reconnect to the phone once it was back within range.
  • [Fixed] Issue where clicking a tel: link (ex: from a Safari search for a business) wouldn't work if there were certain encoded characters in the phone number.
  • [Fixed] Issue where non-audio files in the recorded calls folder would show in the menu.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the "Reveal Recordings" menu item might have have worked.
  • [Fixed] Potential crash when adding a new recording.
  • [Fixed] Potential crash getting phonebook dates when running on a non-English system.
Version 2.2.1
  • [New] Updated Sparkle framework to 1.14.0 to resolve potential security risk (see article on Arstechnica for more info).
  • [New] Using HTTPS for updates to futher improve security.
Version 2.2
  • [New] Improved overall app stability.
  • [New] Completely new preferences with dedicated tabs for each area.
  • [New] Option for automatically sending outgoing call audio to the phone instead of the Mac.
  • [New] Option for the incoming ring tone to be silenced between certain hours.
  • [New] Call dialog button to transfer the audio between the Mac and phone.
  • [Fixed] Resolved issue where contacts with only one name wouldn't appear.
  • [Fixed] Resolved crash when a call history did not have an assoicated time.
  • [Fixed] Resolved potential crash when recording a call.
  • [Fixed] Resolved issue where it was possible that "Send Text Message" wouldn't be available after a computer sleep.
Version 2.1.11
  • [New] Improved compatibility with El Capitan (10.11), including when installing future updates.
Version 2.1.10
  • [New] Improved overall app reliability.
  • [New] Added preference to use a keyboard hotkey for hanging up a call.
  • [Fixed] Issue when installing the Contacts plug-in for the Mac App Store version.
  • [Fixed] Potential crash related to reading the contacts from the Mac.
  • [Fixed] Potential crash related to showing a missed call notification.
Version 2.1.9
  • [Fixed] Potential crash related to text messaging support.
Version 2.1.8
  • [Fixed] Potential crash when the phone disconnects.
  • [Fixed] Issue with dialing certain numbers from outside the app.
  • [Fixed] Improved app reliability.
Version 2.1.7
  • [New] Improved reliability (translation: way less crashes).
  • [New] Improved responsiveness on launch.
  • [Fixed] Issue with dialing 12 digit numbers from outside the app.
  • [Fixed] Issue with the Transfer Audio menu not updating properly.
Version 2.1.6
  • Fixed: Issue with automatically starting at login.
Version 2.1.5
  • Fixed: Improved reliability when the app doesn't have access to the contacts.
  • Fixed: Improved reliability when contacts from the phone can't be decoded.
  • Fixed: Issue where German phone numbers greater than 12 digits wouldn't dial.
  • Fixed: Issue where commas were not valid characters in a phone number.
  • Fixed: Improved memory management.
Version 2.1.4
  • Fixed: Potential crash when recording a call.
  • Fixed: Potential crash when plugging/unplugging an audio device.
  • Fixed: Issue where it was possible the name of an external microphone wouldn't be correct.
  • Improved: Reliability of the auto recording feature.

* - Some features are not available on iOS devices. See more here.
Android requires version 4.4 or higher for text messaging support.

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