GV Connect

GV Connect

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GV Connect is the most feature-complete Google Voice application available for your iPhone or iPad — text, call, and interact with your existing GV accounts using a beautiful and streamlined interface that gives you full control over your account settings:

• Place calls using your Google Voice number rather than your mobile number - enter number directly, select a contact from your device's contacts, or call back any number in your history. The application supports direct call (iPhone only), callback (Click2Call), and offline calling (see application website for a description of these calling modes)
• Send and receive text messages (SMS) from your Google Voice number - including support for long SMS, group messages, picture messages (MMS – available as In-App purchase), and support for non-English messages. Supports in-line replies with an iMessage-like interface
• Automatically check for new messages and voicemails - even when the application is in the background
• Listen to voicemails and recorded conversations right on your device (allowing you to pause, rewind, or fast forward to any point within the message) - voicemails will show the transcription of the message when available
• Un/-archive messages, mark them as un-/read or starred, attach notes to conversations, block/unblock senders, trash or delete conversations
• Easily search in your history by contact, message, or note text - supports continuing searches online for messages that have not yet been cached locally
• Messages are stored on your device for offline access
• Quickly change various Google Voice account settings (call forwarding, do-not-disturb — including the option to have DND automatically expire at a specified time, message notifications, …)
• Add, verify, and remove forwarding phone numbers
• Quick Settings allow saving and restoring complete account settings (DND, forwarding, …) for easy switching between different profiles
• Support for automatic selection of Quick Settings based on current location (available as In-App Purchase)
• Direct access to your device's contacts without needing to synchronize them with Google
• Quick access to favorite phone numbers for calls and SMS
• Universal application which runs optimized on iPhone (including iPhone X), iPod Touch, and iPad (including split-screen multi-tasking on supported devices running iOS 9 or later)
• Optional application passcode lock (with TouchID option on supported devices)
• Supports gesture navigation when typing text for easier placement of the cursor: swipe left/right with one or two fingers to move the caret position backwards/forward by character or word. Swipe left/right with three fingers to go to the beginning/end of the existing text
• Supports TextExpander touch snippet expansion including support for fill-in snippets

* Recipient of an honorable mention in the 2010 Best App Ever Awards *

NOTE: An existing Google Voice account with a GV phone number is required to use this application - signup for new Google Voice accounts is currently limited to residents of the US. Please note that GV Connect is NOT a VoIP application and will not allow making or receiving calls from an iPad/iPod Touch without a separate VoIP application.

GV Connect stores your account password securely in your device's Keychain for faster login when launching the application. All communication is done exclusively via secure connections (SSL) to the Google Voice servers owned and operated by Google and no contact information (other than the contact's phone number which is required to place a call or send a message) is sent to Google or any other party. All operations are fully synchronized with your Google Voice account.

Please read the FAQ section on the application website if you encounter any issues or use the feedback email link in its about screen to ask for support.

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What's New

• Major rework of Quick Settings and Location
° Allow inspecting and changing of existing QuickSettings by tapping the entry in the list while in editing mode
 ° Location Awareness is now moved to the Quick Settings screen in order to change connected settings in one place (changing locations for a given Quick Setting is accessible when editing the Quick Setting)
 ° Allow renaming of existing Quick Settings (via swiping left on the entry in the list of Quick Settings)
 ° Properly update the current QuickSetting in the Settings view after manually changing settings
• Show correct preview for voicemail messages in the history list (if the setting to show SMS and VMs in the History is enabled)
• Fix issue related to hiding the "Add Contact" button in the conversation view if the contact is already present in all available contact sources
• Prompt user to download voicemail audio to attach to generated email if the audio isn't already present on the device
• Allow leading swipe to mark as un-/read on iOS 11 for SMS and VMs in the History list as well
• Fix missing phone number for SMS and Call History items on iPad when the contact is present in the address book
• Modernize the call type icon overlays in the History list
• Improve handling of notifications for missed calls
• Various UI tweaks and stability improvements

If you like GV Connect, please tell all your friends. It would also be greatly appreciated if you could take a few minutes and leave a nice review. If you really love the application, you can even leave a tip to support continued development. Thanks for using GV Connect!

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