Vonage Desktop Application: Use Your Phone from Your Desktop Computer or Laptop

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Have you ever been working on a time-sensitive document or email, heard your business phone ring from under a pile of papers somewhere in a corner on your desk, and wished you could answer the call from your computer so you didn't have to stop what you were doing? The Vonage desktop app, Vonage DesktopConnect, gives you the ability to do just that.

The Vonage desktop application gives you the power of your business phone system — on your computer desktop.

The Vonage Desktop Application

So, what exactly is Vonage DesktopConnect? With this app, you can use your business phone system directly from your desktop computer or laptop and conveniently handle all your business communications right from the desktop where you get your work done every day. It's included at no extra charge on you Vonage Business Cloud account. The app lets you make phone calls and send texts from your Vonage Business phone number using the integrated softphone, look at your contact history with clients and colleagues, check for missed calls, listen to voicemails, and more. Are you trying to figure out whether your colleague is available for a quick chat or messaging session? You can quickly see a coworker's presence using DesktopConnect.

How DesktopConnect Works

Vonage DesktopConnect seamlessly integrates all the functionalities of your Vonage Business phone system with your computer, whether it's a Mac or PC. You can use DesktopConnect with a headset or with your laptop's built-in microphone and speaker. The app is designed to support the way you work, giving you convenient access to a wide range of communication features directly from where you're often most productive: your desktop.

Vonage DesktopConnect enables you to:

  • Start making and receiving calls soon after you sign up for a Vonage Business account.
  • Send and receive text messages and calls to any U.S. number using your Vonage Business number.
  • Chat with colleagues one-on-one or in a group message.
  • Use Web Launcher to automatically open any web page you like along with incoming or outgoing calls.
  • Save business contacts so you can view them on DesktopConnect or your mobile app.
  • View your colleagues' presence to instantly see their availability for a chat or call.
  • Support your teleworking programs and help quickly onboard new employees.
  • Enjoy the combined benefits of a desktop app and a softphone.

How to Get Vonage DesktopConnect

Do you want to maximize your productivity and get more done by integrating your business phone system with your computer? You can get started with DesktopConnect right away when you subscribe to Vonage Business Cloud. If you already have Vonage Business Cloud, look no further: You can easily access your DesktopConnect app online. With DesktopConnect, you can enjoy all of your powerful business phone features right on your computer.

Call Vonage Business to find out how cloud solutions can boost company-wide collaboration.

Rose de Fremery
Rose de Fremery Contributor

Rose de Fremery is a New York-based writer and technologist. She is the former Managing Editor of The Social Media Monthly, the world’s first and only print magazine devoted to the social media revolution. Rose currently blogs about business IT topics including VoIP, UC, CRM, business innovation, and telework for Ziff-Davis as well as HP’s Tektonika program, HP Innovation Journal, HP Channel, Intel, and Vonage’s content marketing program.

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