If you’d like to use Mac OS X as an extension of your telephony capabilities and you’re already using Berlin, Germany-based ilink Kommunikationssysteme GmbH’s TeamCall Server, you might be interested in a new application called direct.
The software is a simple telephone dialer for Mac OS X, and it’s available as a free download from ilink’s Web site. It enables you to use your Mac to dial contacts from your Mac OS X address book or from a central LDAP address directory, negating the need for you to manually dial the number from your telephone keypad.
Features include a dynamic search function that presents all search numbers in a list. Support for the Mac OS X Services menu also makes direct work with other applications, like Mail.app — all you have to do is select a telephone number from the other application and choose “Direct” from the Services menu.
Direct also works with the local Mac OS X address book to provide a user-definable quick dial list, according to the developer. The entries in this quick dial list can be selected from the Dock.
direct requires ilink’s TeamCall Server, as well as Mac OS X 10.1.x.