Normally, new bits of software don’t warrant a normal posting on this site, but I’ve just found a little Mac OS X utility that’s awesome! The utility is called BluePhoneElite. If you have a Bluetooth phone that is compatible with iSync (you’ll have to check the site for exact compatibility details), this little thing is a gem!
Depending on your phone’s level of compatibility with Bluetooth and such, you can:
- Have an alert show up on your screen when someone calls you, listing their name, phone number, and picture — pulled straight from your Address Book!
- Send SMS messages straight from your computer!
- Show you your signal strength and remaining battery life in either your dock, your menubar, or both!
Now, my Motorola v330 isn’t officially supported by iSync or BluePhoneElite. However, I hacked in support for my phone into iSync 2.0 last week. When I installed BluePhoneElite, it picked my phone right up — no problems.
Very, very cool.