Continuity Keypad is a dialer to easily make handoff iPhone calls on your Mac. Continuity Keypad requires Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite because it uses Apple’s new Continuity feature coming with the new iOS 8 and Yosemite. By using Continuity, you can make and receive phone calls on those devices as long as your iPhone running iOS 8 is on the same Wi-Fi network. Incoming calls show the caller’s name, number, and profile picture. However, a dialer keypad is missing in Yosemite. You need to tap or click a phone number in Contacts, Calendar, or Safari. Continuity Keypad fills this lack.
Continuity Keypad is in beta and can be downloaded. The later public version is said to be not cost-free and will be downloadable in the Appstore. I tested Continuity Keypad right now and it works seamlessly with my iPhone 4S running on iOS 8 beta and my MacBook Pro 13” retina (late 2013). When making a call via Continuity Keypad, you will be asked by Yosemite if you really want to make this call. You need to click ‘Call’ to make the call. This is a bit annoying, but I assume due to third-party security features of Yosemite.
Note: Continuity Keypad supports dialing the star (*) or pound (#) buttons for initiating a call, but not while you’re in a call!
The developers plan on rolling out new features and improving functionality and performance right up until the release of Yosemite later this year. They’ll officially release the app out of its own beta version right alongside the launch of Yosemite.
Conclusion: Indeed, Continuity Keypad is an easy way to make phone and FaceTime calls from your Max running on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite using Apple’s Continuity feature. The calling works via Handoff feature from your iPhone.
Stay tuned! 😉