Friday, March 11, 2011

Google Voice Extension For Google Chrome

Google Voice Extension For Google Chrome
Google Voice Extension available from Google Chrome Extensions site
There is a new extension for Google chrome, enabling the use of Google Voice within the browser. The extension adds Google Voice icon to the browser toolbar. It will also display number of unread messages if there are any.
The convenience is you can make calls without having to visit Google Voice page. All your information is available with the click of this button on the toolbar
Extension Features:
- Adds a button to the toolbar, which displays the number of unread messages in your Google Voice inbox.
- Audible alert on new messages (can turn off in extension options).
- Gives you quick access to your most recent messages with transcripts and voicemail playback.
- Lets you initiate calls and send free text messages by just typing any number or contact name.
- Makes phone numbers on websites callable via Google Voice by just clicking on them.
- If a phone number doesn't turn into a link on any website (ex: Google Calendar), you can select the text with your mouse and the click to call popup will automatically display (note: might not work with all numbers).

Known issues:
- Incompatible with the Skype extension. If the Skype extension is installed then the Voice extension will not turn numbers into call links.
- Sometimes your forwarding phone list will be empty. If this happens make sure you are logged in to and then wait ~30 minutes. The problem should fix itselft automatically within 30 minutes and work from then on.

Warning explained:
When installing the extension it says "This extension will have access to all browsing history and private data on all websites" This is the default warning for any extension that needs content script access to all websites. This access is needed for detecting phone


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