Bring Caller ID and SMS to Mac OS X for free using your Bluetooth phone

BluePhoneMenu 1.2 is a small application that adds Caller ID and SMS functionality to your Mac OS X menu bar and desktop using your Bluetooth enabled phone. BluePhoneMenu keeps a log of who’s called at your fingertips, allowing you to call back or SMS a reply directly from the menu. You can also monitor the current signal strength and battery power of your phone or phones.

Advanced auto-completion lets you call or SMS anyone in your Address Book by typing the first few letters of their first or last name, nickname or email address.

Caller ID can be presented in a full-screen view for maximum visiblilty, in a dialog box for quickly responding, or in the menu bar for minimal interruption. Choose your own ring sounds or have the screen flash; pause iTunes or even launch your own AppleScript.

More info and download link here.

22 Comments

  1. yeah, i can see I’m going to like this. I can see the possiblilites for this in my job. I can see who’s calling when my phone is on silent and I’m in a meeting. Nice ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Simple Simon,

    You should search the Apple forums. I am certain that users of AT&T and Cingular have threads going for the proper code combination needed to use the T616 for data service via bluetooth. I plan to purchase the newer T637 this weekend because those forums suggested I would be able to do so.

  3. SMS is pure Finnish innovation. It was first use by maintenance engineers. Then Nokia tried it with the customers here in Finland. It was instant success. For the record Bluetooth is a Swedish invention.

  4. Hum, Finnish or not, SMS is a pretty good invention… But, bravo to the Finnish society for granting us with such technology…
    Anyaway, I just tried this application, and I have to say that I am pretty impressed. It runs really smoothly, and I even think that I might translate the thing into French, because I saw that they were trying to find people to translate the software.

  5. This is a great little application, but Salling Clicker is even better (although it costs a little, like $20?).

    Address Book will also show caller ID info, and allow you to dial or send SMS messages directly from your computer, but Address Book must be open. This little menu bar item is clean and simple.

    Salling Clicker will also show caller ID info, plus it does sooooo much more. If you can AppleScript something you can control it with your phone and Salling Clicker. It comes with a great set of Apple Scripts for controlling iTunes, Keynote, DVD Player, and a bunch of other apps.

  6. “Yeah, named after some king who liked blueberries or something right?”

    King Harald Bluetooth was known as “the Bridgebuilder”. Bluetooth technology is supposed to “build bridges” between devices.

  7. To add to my last post, I just tried BPM 1.2 and it has a lot of new features…I just might have to add it to my arsenal along with Salling Clicker (they seem to coexist nicely)

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