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SmartCallMonitorv2.0

Phone Monitoring Freeware

Changes in 2.0.1 (7th November 2016)

An additional setting for removing a prefix from an outgoing number is available. Prefix settings are working correctly.

Synchronizing Google contacts now works correctly and all contacts are imported.

The length of internal numbers can be configured.

When a contact has multiple numbers, one of these can now be selected in the phone bar.

For some phone hardware the call direction was not identified correctly. This has been fixed.

The list of missed calls after a locked session is now only shown once, and can be disabled by the user.

Notes can be added to calls.

Some minor improvements to the the graphical user interface have been made.

 

Changes in 2.0 (22 August 2016)

General:

The user interface has been modernized, comfort features (e.g. touch entry) have been added. Features are easily accessible; the overall user experience has been improved.

Resolving of numbers and area codes has been improved.

The Outlook connection has been improved: contact import, automatic creation of journal entries, notifications, and emails.

The improved inverse search enables users to look up contact information in activated plugins (database, Outlook contacts, Google contacts, several online services).

Placeholders for call or contact information in the settings dialog can now be inserted via a context menu.

If a Windows session is locked and the user misses a call, SmartCallMonitor will show the call information on unlock.

Placeholders can be set for the creation of Outlook tasks, emails, and journal entries in the menu.

Loading times on startup have been improved.

 

Call Monitoring:

Transferring calls is now possible without accepting them.

When transferring calls via TAPI, the original call is shown (not only the conference call).

A new dialog enables users to select known numbers instead of having to enter them manually.

Users can now dial, accept, and disconnect calls via the user interface (incl. the journal).

NCID call monitoring via a FritzBox will now log outgoing calls and calculate status, type, and direction of calls.

Journal:

Journal entries are now automatically grouped by days (like in Outlook). Entries can be filtered, searched, and grouped.

Datasets can be edited and deleted easily, multiple datasets can be deleted at once.

The context menu for editing entries has been redesigned.

Contacts:

Journal entries are now automatically grouped by days (like in Outlook). Entries can be filtered, searched, and grouped.

Datasets can be edited and deleted easily, multiple datasets can be deleted at once.

The context menu for editing entries has been redesigned.

Switchboard:

New, clear user interface with switchboard functionality: See the status of all lines, accept, hold, or transfer calls from different lines.

Easily select the line for outgoing calls in the switchboard.

 

Changes in 1.7.2 (01 Oct 2013)

Internal contacts are found even if the contact phone number contains the local country prefix.

Fixed compatibility issues regarding MS Outlook 2013.

Outlook contacts are found even if the phone number starts with a country prefix.

Searching in MS Outlook contacts can now be disabled reliably.

Some minor improvements have been incorporated.

Changes in 1.7.1: (18 Mar 2013)

You can now filter the caller journal according to "incoming" and "outgoing" calls

Some problems regarding the reverse search using "dasOertliche.de" for German telephone numbers have been solved.

Some problems regarding the reverse search using "tel.local.ch" for Swiss telephone numbers have been solved.

Some problems regarding the reverse search using "telefonabc.at"  for Austrian telephone numbers have been solved.

Some problems regarding the reverse search using "msn.whitepages" for US telephone numbers have been solved.

The international dial code is now imported correctly from MS Outlook contacts.

The canonical telephone number format will now be used for dialing via global hotkey.

Some minor improvements have been incorporated.

Changes in 1.7.0: (08 Nov 2012)

A "switchboard" was added to SmartCallMonitor: the new "switchboard" view shows all active calls as well as the status of all monitored lines.

Brokering, i.e. patching a call through after switching to another caller, is now possible.

The position of the notification popup is now changeable.

A global Hotkey for copying a phone number from other programs has been added.

The contacts view is now updated correctly after importing new contacts.

Google contacts are now imported correctly even if the phone number contains an international prefix.

Some minor improvements have been made.

Changes in 1.6.0: (03 Sept 2012)

SmartCallMonitor now provides its own address book: easily manage your contacts in the new "Contacts" view.

Keep track of your contacts: automatically import incoming and outgoing calls into your address book.

Added new reverse search for Google contacts.

Outlook and / or Google contacts can be imported into the address book automatically.

A comfortable interface allows easy editing or deleting of address book entries.

A new configuration option allows to define for which type of call a look-up search shall be performed.

Outlook actions were not enabled on the first incoming call.

In case the "business address" is not set in Outlook contact, the "private address" is used.

When dialing out, the displayed called number was not correctly displayed.

The available COM ports were not displayed in settings.

The Journal was not saved when the PC was rebooted.

Under some circumstances a system restart was canceled by SmartCallMonitor.

SmartCallMonitor now supports Windows 8.

Some minor improvements have been made.

Changes in 1.5.0: (02 Apr 2012)

The journal view is sorted by dates for improved clarity.

The new call/caller display provides a better overview of your journal.

You may now use any Caller ID-capable devices plugged in via the COM port (e.g. modems, fax, cell phones) for caller identification.

You may now perform the actions "Call", "Answer call", "End call", and "Place call on hold" by a button click.

You may now choose which lines should be monitored.

Define which calls shall be shown: incoming, outgoing, or both.

Missed calls are now written to the Outlook Journal.

SmartCallMonitor can be used to directly call a number via the command line parameter /CALL.

The new automatic volume control mutes the PC during calls.

Improved design of the call info popup.

A feedback form has been added: Please help us improve SmartCallMonitor and tell us your opinion.

Added new international online reverse search via "ixquick.com".

Added new online reverse search for the Netherlands via "gevonden.cc".

Fixed bug encountered while using the reverse search via "dasOrtliche.de".

Fixed several bugs encountered while searching in an Outlook address book.

Some minor improvements have been made.

Changes in 1.4.1: (28 Dec 2010)

Improved Outlook look-up: Caller is found regardless of the Outlook contact phone number format.

Bugfix: Outlook look-up now works on 64 bit systems.

Some minor improvements have been made.

Changes in 1.4.0: (24 Jun 2010)

A starts screen shows the progress during program start.

A progress bar and status column signalize the reading of Outlook Contacts.

The initialization of the TAPI Interface is now displayed in the status bar and via progress bar.

Area code recognition to determine the city of the caller for the USA Great Britain, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.

An Online Lookup is now also available for Switzerland and Austria.

The new action 'Add Outlook Journal Entry' allows for quick application of a new entry in the Outlook Journal.

New option for searching within Outlook Contacts: Next to the search of all Outlook Folders, it is now also possible to select a specific folder to search for contacts.

The log window (accessible in the main menu) helps to troubleshoot configuration problems and offers the opportunity to directly contact the support.

Improved support of Outlook archives (PST files).

Improved handling of Outlook Contacts. Problems with deleted (no longer available) Outlook Contacts has been fixed.

Bugfix: Excessive file name lengths of the contact pictures prevented them from being saved in the user profile.

Bugfix: The status of the main window (Maximized or Normal) was not reloaded during program restart.

Bugfix: Problems with the information description ("Yesterday", "Last Week", etc.) was fixed.

Bugfix: After using the function "Re-Lookup contact information" the detail view and actions were not actualized.

Several minor improvements and bug fixes have been included.

Changes in 1.3.0: (16 Apr 2010)

The settings dialogue has been revised completely.

The column height of the journal now automatically adjusts to the content.

Call monitoring now without TAPI. Via NCID (Network Caller ID), SmartCallMonitor can identify incoming calls in connection with a DSL / VoIP box (e.g. Fritz box).

Advanced TAPI setups improve the communication of different telephone systems and TAPI service providers.

The look-up of Outlook contacts has been improved in many ways. Some of the bugs occuring when connecting to Outlook have been fixed.

Images of Outlook contacts are now displayed also in SmartCallMonitor.

Improved Online lookup: Callers from the USA can now be searched reversely via msn.whitepages.com.

If desired, SmartCallMonitor can now send an automatic e-mail if a call was missed. The content of the e-mail can be configured freely and may contain information on a caller that was collected by SmartCallMonitor.

Optionally, SmartCallMonitor can create a new Outlook task with a call back reminder. Again, title and content are freely configurable and may contain caller information.

Answered calls can be automatically registered in the Outlook Journal (e.g. for time recording). Journal entries can be configured freely, just as e-mail notifications and Outlook tasks.

Several minor improvements and bug fixes have been included.

Changes in 1.2.1: (11 Feb 2010)

In some cases SmartCallMonitor was not active on program after the application had been started. SmartCallMonitor now starts monitoring by default when launched.

Sorting the journal by date does now works correctly.

Errors that occured when filtering the journal have been fixed.

New journal entries are now updated correctly when the lookup was performed - not only after selecting the entry in the journal list.

The main window does not "freeze" anymore on initial program start.

Bug fixed: In some cases SmartCallMonitor resided in the memory even after a proper shut down.

Some other improvements and minor bug fixes have been incorporated.

Changes in 1.2.0: (21 Jan 2010)

New monitoring features: Status of calls (missed or answered), length of calls (hh:mm:ss)

The Journal is now searchable, e.g. for missed calls or to find a number or contact.

A detailed view of the actual, chosen Journal entry, provides a quick overview of all information concerning a phone call.

The update  / the renewed "Lookup" of the information associated with a number now refreshes all calls from this number and not just the selected one.

The function " Internet Search" permits a quick Google Search for information associated with a number.

The internal management of the Outlook Contacts was improved and some Outlook related problems were fixed.

The functionality of "Online Lookup" was improved and some errors were corrected.

"Automatically select current calls" now allows the last entry to be automatically selected if the user is not looking through the Journal.

The TAPI interface can now be intermittently restarted. Thereby, problems with some TAPI drivers may be avoided.

The order, width and visibility of the Journal columns will now be saved and will be adopted by the next program start.

The Pop Up window that informs about current calls is now always visible in the foreground.

Many other improvements and minor bug fixes have been incorporated.

Changes in 1.1.0: (05 Nov 2009)

SmartCallMonitor has passed the "Compatible with Windows 7" logo test.

New setting "callerID prefix". A predefined prefix will be removed from all incoming call IDs

Improved performance on scanning outlook contacts. The application does not "freeze" any more when using outlook contact folders with a lot of items

Call Journal columns are now sortable

Settings will be preserved on updates

Bugfix: online lookup at "dasOertliche.de" is working again

Many other improvements and minor bug fixes have been incorporated.

Changes in 1.0.1: (23 Jan 2009)

Outlook contacts are now editable when opened from within SmartCallMonitor

Bugfix: adjusted call handling / call detection with AVM Fritz card now works

Bugfix: restarting Outlook or ActiveSync isn't necessary after closing SmartCallMonitor

Bugfix: "call actions" (in context menu) are no longer available when journal is empty

Bugfix: minimization to taskbar after program start is working now

Many other improvements and minor bug fixes have been incorporated.

Version 1.0: released on  12 Dec 2008