MacroDial

MacroDialAppIconDescription

Macro Dial is a tool to help edit and automatically change numbers from your address book according to some rules based on the way you want to call: IDD, calling card, corporate access number, without entering multiple entry in the phonebook.

Target Users

This program is intended to be useful for

  • people who travel and need to dial the same number in diverse way, for example you dial +813 5555 5555 to call japan when you are in Hong kong, but 03 5555 5555 when you are in japan.
  • People who have access to IDD prefix code, or use carrier like softbank in japan that do not process the + as expected.
  • People who have corporate access number that require processing of the number to extract the right extension.
  • People using multiple calling card from different countries.

Goal of the design of the program

  • provide a full set of rules to make any generation of numbers possible.
  • be able to share the rules via the internet. They can be downloaded without compromising personal codes or PINs.
  • have a simple way to enter rules as well as a more advanced complete mode.
  • provide the user workflow that fitted my need.

How to use it

  • Please read the main documentation page and the information how to create new macros
  • when you start the program a wizard will let you choose a few options or package of rules. Currently only for Japan Softbank or Hong Kong three, but you can download more from the web. If you have a code (from friends or from me) you can access rules specific to a company for example.
  • After you select a contact, you can choose the number and if you click on a rule (or macro) that rule will be applied to the number.
  • No number will ever be called without you pressing the call button, so you can review to make sure the number is correct.
  • To create a new rule you can simply edit the number in the Dial screen, and if a simple way to regenerate the number is detected the program will offer to save it as a new rules.
  • If you are a more advanced user you can design your rules from the edit macro function in the setting screen.

Recent Posts

Garmin API Change: Good News Bad News

The bad news: it seems the old Garmin API connect stats was using is no longer working for some people which results errors during download.

 

The good news is that I put in ConnectStats a way to access an alternative newer API that continues to work.

So if you get errors you should be able to fix it by going to the config screen, select services, garmin and turn alternative API on.

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