02/27/2005, 05:37 PM
Hm. OK, add 2day and FieldsPlus to the list of apps I've checked out. Still not the simplicity I'm looking for.
I just want one click dialing of phone numbers from MemoPad or the Calendar, either by underlining them and activating them as links like Blazer does, or by having a "scan whole field, find phone number and dial it". All the apps do to many other things, which then requires 6-7 clicks to actually dial from Datebook, Task List, or Memopad.
I'm surprised nobody's done a one-click app - I did a search and found that there's a thread every week or so with somebody looking for that capability. All of them assume that you're sitting with both hands on your phone, rather than driving or running to a meeting. I can't fiddle with my phone for 6 clicks and look at the interface while I'm driving.
Here's a quick & dirty spec for the "Dream App":
1. When an Alert comes up, if it contains a phone number, add a "Dial" option at the button of the alert which dials the number.
2. When displaying text in Datebook (or DateBk5 or Agendus), Memopad, or the Task List, underline phone numbers. If somebody clicks on it, dial that number.
3. Alternatively, if that is too resource intensive, make a one or two keyboard stroke command (Shift Center?) that automatically detects the phone number in the current field and dials it.
Any takers? I'm a buyer...