A new version of Google Voice with support for the iPod Touch and iPad is now available in the App Store (US only). Sadly, it doesn’t allow non-iPhone users to make VoIP calls, but it does feature free text messaging. It’s unknown if Google (or Apple) will ever allow the iPod and iPad to make calls, but in the meantime, Google has added a “Click2Call” feature. It allows users to initiate a call from their device, and choose which phone they want to ring. For example, call a friend via your home phone.
While we were at it, we also made a few other improvements to the app:
- When you enable Push Notifications, we will automatically disable Text forwarding for you, so you won’t receive multiple notifications.
- Want some quiet time? You can send all callers straight to voicemail by turning on Do not disturb in the Settings tab.
- We made it easier for you to place calls from the address book by adding a dedicated Contacts button to the Dialer tab.
- Sending text messages is now more streamlined since you don’t need to press the OK button anymore.