Are You a Mac or PC Person? With 3CX, It Doesn’t Matter

Following in the tradition of rivalries like the Montagues and Capulets or Hatfields and McCoys, the battle between Windows and Mac computers ranks high among famous feuds. For businesses strictly loyal to one brand or the other, it’s critical that any phone service they adopt can integrate with their preferred machines.

No matter where the battle lines are drawn at your company, our 3CX Phone System has you covered. The fully-baked PBX solution integrates powerful clients for both Mac and Windows, giving you complete access to a wide range of functionality regardless of your operating system. For example, you can increase your productivity in the office with 3CX Phone System by launching calls directly from your desktop or transferring them with a few quick mouse clicks. You can also make and receive calls from your office desktop even if you are working from a remote computer by leveraging 3CX Phone System’s inbuilt softphone, which works on both Mac and Windows.

The system also includes 3CX WebMeeting, a Web conferencing solution built on bleeding-edge WebRTC technology. Because it’s built on WebRTC, you’ll be able to launch audio and video conference calls from a Web browser and host virtual meetings for colleagues and clients without requiring anyone—inside or outside your company—to download a separate client. Other unified communications features and business tools your organization can leverage with 3CX Phone System include:

  • Presence technology that allows users to see a colleague’s availability status at any time
  • Unified messaging that sends all emails, faxes and voicemails to a single inbox location
  • Click2Call functionality from Outlook, Salesforce and other CRMs
  • Android and iOS VoIP mobile clients that put your extension in your pocket wherever you go

A phone system that offers all kinds of bells and whistles but can’t integrate with the machines you favor doesn’t do you any good. 3CX Phone System, however, gives you all the communications capability you need no matter where your loyalty lies.

Are you intrigued? Click here to learn more about our Windows and Mac clients.

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  1. Robin Gill

    So if it doesn’t matter whether we use Macs or PCs, why do you hide the download link for 3cx Mac version, why do you hide all the documentation for it, and indeed any references to the Mac version?

    December 3, 2014 at 12:54 am
    • Hi Robin,
      Thank you for your comment! I am not sure I understand where you are coming from as the download link for the 3CXPhone for Mac and all documentation is in the user manual.

      December 3, 2014 at 11:23 am
    • Darvin Zuch

      Chrystalla, Please remove my comment after you receive it

      Robin is correct. While the Mac/OSX version was equivalent in Version 11, it was never completed for version 12 and for sp6 is still listed as Alpha. It only has a fraction of the functionality of the Windows version and is not usable in a business environment. When I checked with the 3cx technical team earlier this year, they said there were higher priorities and OSX was not one of them.

      I would really like to see full OSX/Mac support brought back. If you could talk to the product management team had have OSX given higher priority, it would be most appreciated.

      December 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm
    • @Darvin
      Darvin, I’m one of the 3CXPhone developers. 3CXPhone for MAC has never been available for version 11 – in fact, it internally rejects a PBX other than a 3CXPhoneSystem 12.x. Even more, since its first release it had the “alpha” in its version name because not all functionalities were provided – this is the case even now, such as CTI and video, most notably. It’s improving, you can be sure about this. I will be grateful if you will tell me the version number of the 3CXPhone for MAC you know as “was equivalent in Version 11” and you “really like to see full OSX/Mac support brought back”.

      December 10, 2014 at 6:13 pm
  2. Darvin Zuch

    @ Vali
    Thanks for replying back. 3cx is the most responsive socially aware technology company I’ve seen in a long time. Kudos to the dev team for a great product.
    Can you have my post above removed? and we can take this offline. My email is dar at
    For version 11 I’m referring to the 3CX MyPhone Silverlight app which was really quite good and the same for OSX and Windows. Please connect via email.

    December 13, 2014 at 8:18 pm