Windows Software: Vista Caller ID 1.05 Beta

VcidThere are a number of caller ID utilities available for you to choose between. Many of them have been featured here at Inspect My Gadget. There is now another one on the scene which has been in steady development over the last 9 months. The result is a very polished caller ID utility that suits the impressive visuals of Vista.

Vista Caller ID shows you who is calling as you would expect from any caller ID utility. It shows you a box pop out of the task tray which looks very stylish, unlike many other packages I have used.

Vista Caller ID takes it even further. You can sync up with your Outlook contacts to utilise names and photos of your friends and family. It also has a talking alert feature which tells you who is calling. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s voices aren’t very impressive, but it sounds alright.

It supports multiple phone lines and a history log. The colours of the caller ID box can even be changed. What more could you want from it? If you feel something is missing, comments are welcomed.

This is a Beta release, but there are stable releases available which offer a few less features. There is even a Media Center Plugin. Keep an eye on this one as it is still under development. I would say they are winning the race so far.

Available for free from Vista Caller ID’s website.

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3 comments so far »

  1. Louise said, on February 23, 2008 @ 2:20 pm

    I have downloaded the new 1.0.6 version it is awesome!

  2. Pepijn said, on November 4, 2009 @ 3:38 am

    It seems that you can only download it by joining up with their website. I have quite enough online accounts already, thank you very much! I have never encountered such a strange arrangement. For support, sure, but to download a free program?

    Does anyone know of another place to download this program?

  3. Chris Duckworth said, on November 4, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

    That is pretty lame. I wrote about it before any of this joining business started up. A real shame. I don’t know why companies feel the need to have our information. There is nothing positive they can use it for.

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