Will Google Voice App Give Skype a Wake-up Call?



I use Skype for all my incoming and outgoing business calls. I have ever since 2006.

While I love Skype, what I really love is my Google Voice number. In fact, when you call my office number, you are calling my Google Voice number, which is then routed to my Skype-In number. Why don’t I just dump Skype and exclusively use Google Voice? Well, because there is no desktop app for Google Voice, so no easy way to dial-out using  it.

Until now.

TechCrunch has gotten their hands on a prototype Google Desktop app–still fresh in the Gizmo5 wrapper (the company is acquired in 2009). Here’s a video demo:

A lot more basic than Skype, but I only use the basic features of Skype anyway. I hope Google brings this to the public soon!

  • http://www.evaddesign.com Dave D

    This is great and looks promising!! Any idea on a release or a way to get my hands on a prototype….that would be awesome!!

  • Aliasgar Babat

    Skype and Google voice are good social interaction software’s. But businesses prefer better security and guaranteed attendance: hence most of them use RHUB`s web conferencing servers. It provides maximum customization with total security.