View Full Version : iPhone apps or walkthrough to say callers name?

18th July 2009, 02:30 PM
Hi all,

I did a quick search and found some basic information, but is there an app or walkthrough that shows you how to make a ringtone etc that says the name of the person calling you based on your contacts list.

I am aware this has been asked before elsewhere, but was curious to see if the is an "easy" way of doing this without the need of using garageband etc.

18th July 2009, 05:37 PM
Hey chrissara,

Here's a pretty neat way of doing it through iTunes with a simple AppleScript download.

This AppleScript will generate a spoken name file, optionally looking for first, last, and nicknames, for selected Address Book Contacts. For example, "Jennifer Frickin' Connelly is calling....". It will optionally add a traditional (or other) ringtone of your choice to either the beginning or end of a new spoken-text ringtone file... The script will then add that newly-created file to iTunes, ready for your next sync with iPhone.

Click here for details/download (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20090624142606298) ;)

18th July 2009, 06:59 PM
How do you get this to work?

I have dl it - then what? ( I am pretty dim when it comes to this sort of thing!)

18th July 2009, 07:28 PM
It is a little confusing, I know.

First step is to drop it in this folder on your Mac:

~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Address Book

Then, the easiest way of doing this is by downloading FastScripts here (http://www.red-sweater.com/fastscripts/). The free version will do, but if you like the software consider the paid version.

Then you should be able to run the AppleScript without too much difficulty.

Hope this helps!

18th July 2009, 07:48 PM
Thanks, I will give it a run.