GV Connect Simplifies Google Voice on Your iPhone

Google Voice is a great service – offering US users conference calls, voicemail sharing, international calls, custom greetings, voicemail transcription and more – all for free.

Google hasn’t offered a native iPhone app for Google Voice yet, which is where GV Connect steps in. A new iPhone app, GV Connect enables you to access your existing Google Voice account much faster and more efficiently than by using the browser.

GV Connect allows you to:

  • 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.
  • Send and receive text messages (SMS) from your Google Voice number.
  • 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 also show the transcription of the message when available.
  • Mark messages as starred, attach notes to conversations, block/unblock senders, or delete conversations.
  • Easily search in your history by contact, message, or note.
  • Messages are stored on your device for offline access.
  • Composing notes and text messages can be done in landscape mode.
  • Quickly change various Google Voice account settings (call forwarding, do-not-disturb, message notifications, …) directly from within the application.
  • Automatic checking for new messages while the application is active.
  • Direct access to your device’s contacts without needing to synchronize them with Google
  • All communication is done with the Google Voice website directly, no need to hand over your account information to a third-party.
  • Full support for fast app switching in iOS4 and high-resolution graphics for retina displays.


GV Connect [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.

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One Response to “GV Connect Simplifies Google Voice on Your iPhone”

  1. Val says:

    This App would be great if the developer was serious about making it more functional
    1. Make it so that you don’t have to log on every time you start the app.
    2. Make it keep the settings you set instead of changing them every time you start the app.

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