Use your Mac to make phone calls on your iPhone. This is easier and more fun and useful than you might think. I slave over a hot keyboard most of the day, but I’m on the phone a total of a few hours each day.
By adding an app called Dialectic to my Mac, I’m able to stay on the keyboard and dial out through my iPhone without even picking up the phone. Think of the possibilities and time savings. All you need is Dialectic and the right phone to bring your Mac, landline, cell phone, even VoIP (voice over IP) together. With Dialectic running in the background, click on any telephone number and your iPhone makes the call (works on most Bluetooth enabled smart phones).
Or, click a number in Dialectic and dial out through your phone.
Dialectic can pulls phone numbers from Contacts, but also monitors incoming calls, features a call timer, a comprehensive call log, and more configuration options than you knew were even possible.
It works with a bunch of Mac apps, and can dial using landlines (needs a modem for your Mac), smart phones with Bluetooth, and many VoIP phones.
Mac apps that do this much usually have a hefty price tag, but Dialectic is modestly priced and comes with a trial version so you can see what it can do without forking over hard earned cash.
This one is very well done, and keeps my hands on the Mac’s keyboard while I bounce from screen to screen and call to call (it even works with a Google Voice account).