Google Voice (available for iOS and Android)
Google Voice provides mobile people with one phone number that rings on multiple devices as well as text messaging, voice mail, and voice mail transcription. This free app can be incredibly useful for the on-the-go business pro who carries multiple devices and perhaps travels to a number of locations. Available for iOS and Android-based devices, Google Voice supports iPhones, iPods, iPads, and Android devices.In Figure A, you'll see Google Voice's dial pad as it appears on an iPhone. Figure B is Google's representation of a transcribed voice mail message. Figure C gives you a look at a call in progress as it appears on Android. (These screenshots are from the product pages of Apple and Google.) Figure A
The Google Voice dial padFigure B
A transcribed Google Voice messageFigure C
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Since 1994, Scott Lowe has been providing technology solutions to a variety of organizations. After spending 10 years in multiple CIO roles, Scott is now an independent consultant, blogger, author, owner of The 1610 Group, and a Senior IT Executive with CampusWorks, Inc. Scott is available for consulting, writing, and speaking engagements and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.