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Nothing terribly complex here, but I think it's pretty awesome we can do this sort of thing with Alfred: Download here (or go to my webpage for Alfred 1 version) Requires Prowl on your iPhone in order to receive the notifications and launch the dialling process. I'm assuming this could easily be modified to work with Android phones as well, but you'll probably have to wait for Boxcar or Prowl to release Android clients. Pushover might do it, but if it's as lame as the iPhone version, it won't auto-handle the "tel://" URL scheme. Love to know if it works okay for others. ---- 13 April 2014: Updated to v1.41a Fixed — inadvertently made incompatible with current public release of Alfred. 12 April 2014: Updated to v1.41 Bugfix — wasn’t creating storage directory for API key if not already present. 3 April 2014: Updated to v1.4 Removed Applescript GUI for API key input. Now just uses Alfred interface. Separate keywords in Workflow config. New icons (iOS 7 based). 25 March 2013: Updated to v1.3 Bug fix: hyphen “-” character was still causing invalid number error. Typos 20 March 2013: Updated to v1.2 GUI for user to enter API key rather than having to edit the code Documentation Better handling of other punctuation characters that might be in a valid phone number (including parentheses, *, # and .
I’ve gone and created a workflow to dial numbers found on your Mac with your iPhone via PushDialer, as I found Florian Pellet’s PushDialer workflow a bit simplistic for my taste. This one has the full trimmings (dial from text selection via hotkey, from the Alfred prompt, or from the Alfred contact viewer), more robust filtering and error handling, Alleyoop support for updates as well as a nice little extra in the form of script filters allowing you to find numbers to call right out of Alfred: There is a somewhat more detailed post announcing it on my blog, and the workflow itself is on GitHub (direct download link is here). Hope somebody finds it useful. Updates: 1.0.1 fixes escaping of shell metacharacters (aka “who wants to dial your $PATH”). 1.0.2 queries with non-ASCII characters now work (aka “der Süden tanzt”). 1.1.0 Searchlight edition: significant improvements to the search functionality of the call family of script filters (see this post for the details). 1.1.1 fixes sorting of script filter results (aka “Alphabet, sagtest Du Alphabet?”). 1.1.2 fixes case sensitiveness in incremental searches (aka “a flock of cases”). Check for updates with Alleyoop, or re-download from GitHub.