June 27, 2008 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - Berlin based nova media updated 'Phone plugins' to version 2.1 today. Phone plugins is a utility to quick-dial a selected number and quick-send a text message with one click from any program in Mac OS X Leopard. Version 2.1 now offers context menu support for most applications and compatibility with more than 165 cell phones.
Phone plugins from nova media revives a long lost function in Mac OS X. Back in 10.4 it was possible to dial a number and send a text message from the Address Book using a cell phone connected over bluetooth. Using Phone plugins, this option is available again for Mac OS X 10.5 and many cell phones from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson.
"Version 2.1 now displays a confirmation if a text message has been sent successfully." states Jan Fuellemann, PR spokesperson at nova media. "And we added support for additional 14 cell phones from Nokia and Sony Ericsson."
Phone plugins includes its own Bluetooth wizard to connect a cell phone to the Mac in one convenient step. The software can be used immediately after the pairing with no need to restart the Mac.
It is suffcient to select any number and choose 'Dial number' or 'Send text message' within Address Book or within any other Mac OS X-compatible application by using the 'Services' menu. Phone plugins will either have the cell phone issue a call and bring up a status window on the screen or open a text message window on the screen accordingly.
If the selected number is known to Address Book, Phone plugins will display the appropriate name in the new call window or text message window automatically.
Pricing and Availability:
Phone plugins is available today for $9.95 USD (Euro 9,95) plus VAT if applicable on nova media's website. A demo version is provided as well. The update to version 2.1 is free for current owners of a Phone plugins 2.0 license. Phone plugins requires Mac OS X 10.5.2 or higher and a compatible cell phone from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung or Sony Ericsson.
The founders of "nova media Mobile Data Solutions GmbH" started their business in 1996 in Berlin. The company specializes on mobile data solutions for Mac OS X. More information at the nova media website or phone +49 30 3909040.