Gizmo review

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Gizmo is an Internet phone application, designed to look like the popular iChat instant messaging application

License: Freeware
File size: 11072K
Developer: SIPphone
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Gizmo is an Internet phone application, designed to look like the popular iChat instant messaging application. It allows you to view and call people online and talk with them.

Make all your calls from the comfort of your desktop. With Gizmo, it’s point, click, talk. For free.

Say goodbye to high price calling, and say “hello” to anyone online, anywhere on earth.

Here are some key features of "Gizmo":
Renamed Sound Emoticons to Sound Blasts.
Added hyperlink buttons to highlight the new Sound Blasts feature.
Added the avatar image to the info boxes in the Map window.
Updated various icons and artwork.
Fixed a bug that didn't properly erase the status message in the contacts list.
Sound effects - Add Sound Effects to your calls. Open the Dialpad at the bottom of Gizmo Project window and press the emoticon button during a call. You can choose other sounds (or upload your own) from the options menu.
Check call quality - Click for the Call Quality Assitant to see bandwidth quality.
Pick online status. Green: Available, Red: Away/Do not disturb, Orange: Idle, Blue: On the phone, Grey: Invisible/Offline
Online status. Gives the current status of all your contacts.
Click Map It to view map of call locations. Get a detailed map of the location of each call.
Instant Messaging (IM) - Chat instantly with your contacts.
Person being called receives call subject. Let them know immediately the purpose of your call.
You can record any call on your Gizmo Project phone with the click of a button. The call record button is in the active call window, next to the mute and hold buttons.
Type in Gizmo name or number here to make a call. Gizmo to Gizmo call always free. You can also call any traditional phone using Call Out.

What's New in This Release:
Give IM text entry pane more space relative to text view pane.
When sorting the phonebook by presence, do not differentiate between offline contacts and offline contacts with PSTN numbers. This will ensure one alphabetically sorted group for offline contacts.
The hangup sound is played only when the user terminates a call.
Command line option to use OSS and override the audio method specified in preferences.
Once an update advisory has been seen, don't show it again.

Bug Fixes:
Fixed About window credits animation for GTK+ 2.8 and higher
On incoming calls, if another app has focus, the Call In window would remain hidden behind the app with focus.

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