Cool, right? Let’s say your iPhone is in your pocket, or backpack or charging in another room when a call comes in while you’re working on your Mac. Instead of jumping up to grab the iPhone to catch the call, OS X does it for you– right on your Mac. What if you don’t have an iPhone?
PhoneBox And Bluetooth
Apple performs the iPhone-to-Mac and back magic by using Bluetooth LE in recent iPhones and Macs. What if your Mac is an older version and you’re just not that into iPhones?
Enter PhoneBox, a clever and inexpensive Mac app which integrates most Bluetooth equipped smartphones to your Mac so you can answer calls and dial from the Mac’s Desktop.
This clever Mac app allows your Mac to make and receive calls from your phone back to the Mac so you don’t have to find the phone to handle a call.
That means you don’t have to get up from your Mac to answer or place a call.
Wait. There’s more. PhoneBox also lets you record phone conversations, save the audio file so you can play it back later. Setup and configuration is pretty much standard Bluetooth, on both Mac and smartphone.
PhoneBox in the Mac’s Menubar makes it easy to see who’s calling, how to connect, and disconnect.
Incoming calls show up as alerts on your Mac. The voice recording works on both input and output, so you get both sides of a phone conversation.
That makes your Mac and handsfree telephone but with controls for manual dialing, call management, and audio recording management. Laws in your locale may require you to tell the caller that the call is being recorded.
When it works, PhoneBox brings some of the available functionality in OS X Yosemite to both older Macs and non-iPhone smartphones.