Tired of screening calls from getting phone calls you don’t want? Nullriver Software, makers of PSPWare and Connect360, have introduced a new software application for Mac OS X users called
CallWall. The software acts as a firewall for your phone, helping you to screen out unwanted phone calls. It’s currently available as a public beta and costs $10 to register.
CallWall works in conjunction with a caller ID-enabled modem and Caller ID service from your phone provider. The software enables you to receive notifications with the full names of callers in your Address Book, if they’re listed. If you have the third party notification software Growl installed, you’ll even see their picture on your Mac’s display. You can block unwanted calls on the first ring.
You can customize blacklists and white lists with wildcard matching and multiple rule options, and you can block by name, number, area code, country code and more. You can even block all “PRIVATE” calls. CallWave also supports WhoCalled.us, an online blacklist service. You can also assign different rings for different callers so you’ll know just by listening who’s calling.
CallWave also enables you to block certain callers at a time you set, or add global scheduling features, so you can block all calls in the evening, for example.
CallWall is a Universal binary. It requires Mac OS X v10.4 or later.