Continuity Keypad helps you make calls from your Mac

Continuity Keypad is a new utility, currently in beta, for your Mac designed to help you place phone calls using OS X Yosemite's new ability to make calls through your iPhone. It's dead simple, just a giant keypad right on your Mac.

Continuity Keypad allows you to call and redial from the app. You enter a number, using either the software buttons or your keyboard's number row or pad. The either press the green button at the bottom of the app, or hit Return on your keyboard. You'll see a banner from your Mac with the contact or new number that you're about to call, and you can select to go ahead with the call or cancel. You can save new contacts from Keypad, as well as redial and return calls.

The developer has said that they don't store any of your private information, and nothing is ever sent to a server. While Continuity Keypad is currently in beta, it has already been submitted for approval in the Mac App Store (the beta version hasn't been signed, either, which means you may have to adjust your Mac's Gatekeeper setting in the Security & Privacy system preference before it can run). The release version will be available for $0.99, and will have more features, but exactly what those are is not yet clear.

What do you think of Continuity Keypad? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Continuity Keypad

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • just a heads up, the app isn't signed with an Apple dev signature. You have to go into system preferences and turn off Gatekeeper before the app will run.
  • ... or just press and hold the Option key while opening the app in Finder. Actually a clever addition!! I'd rather use a dialer!
  • Thanks! I actually didn't know this was a thing you could even do!
  • No problem!! :) Just DON'T do it with everything :P
  • Does anyone know if you can dial numbers while in mid call with handoff on OS X? For example if you need to dial an extension? Or press 0 for more options? Couldn't find a way to do it with the beta of this app either.
  • Hi Jasen,
    Currently, in call dialing is not supported in Continuity Keypad; however, we plan on adding this in a future update to the app. In the meantime, you can click the FaceTime banner in the top right corner of your screen while in a call and use your keyboard to input digits within a call.
  • Orrrrr you could just click on the number within your contacts? Seems way easier to me that way.
  • Sure... Because every number I ever need to call is ALWAYS saved into my contacts. /s
  • Using the new continuity feature, are you able to click a number in Google to place a call from your Mac?
  • Yes youcan click any number on anywebpage Sent from the iMore App
  • Yes youcan click any number on any webpage Sent from the iMore App
  • Lol took me 5 mins to realize I didn't have to put a 1 in front of an 800#