What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Robo Desk Central for macOS

Mac application Robo Desk Central

TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – The time passes quite fast once the summer is over, don’t you think? We only have two months left this year. Anyway, I’m ready to introduce a pair of applications to you. One of them is called Robo Desk Central.

Robo Desk Central is a desktop application that lets you use your iOS device as a front office receptionist. It works with its iOS counterpart called Robo Desk, which is designed to answer visitors at your office. The iOS counterpart asks a visitor what their name is, who they are visiting at your office with a list of employees to choose from, whether or not they have an appointment. Once it gets all answers from a visitor, the iOS counterpart will make a call to this application, telling that you have a visitor. And Robo Desk Central records every visit.  

Mac application Robo Desk Central

Tom Bluewater
  Mac application Robo Desk Central

Tom Bluewater


  1. Let the iOS counterpart notify you of an office visit with an alert message.
  2. Create a list of employees accepting visitors. Click on a push button to broadcast the list to all connected iOS devices.
  3. Lock the view controllers of the iOS counterpart remotely so that a visitor won’t accidentally return to the home screen.
  4. Customize some aspects of the iOS counterpart. Broadcast settings to all connected iOS devices with a click of a button.
  5. Record every visit. List office visit records based on the date you select on a calendar.
  6. Save a list of office visit records as a tab-separated values file.
  7. Use this application as a host and run the iOS counterpart on multiple devices simultaneously to deal with your visits.
  8. Languages: English and Japanese only.
  9. Application file size: 26.3 MB.
  10. The application comes with a built-in 17-page user guide. Click on the button that says ‘How to use Robo Desk Central’ in the Home screen.

System requirements

  1. 10.12 (tested with 10.12.6), 10.13 (not tested), 10.14 (tested with 10.14.0)
  2. 64-bit system


  1. In order to use your iOS device as a front office receptionist with this application, you must install its iOS counterpart (Robo Desk) from App Store.
  2. In order to use your iOS device as a front office receptionist with this application, this application and its iOS counterpart must be connected through WiFi, Bluetooth or equivalent.

Version history

Version 1.0.5 (Released on October 5th, 2019)

  1. The application is now compatible with macOS 10.15.

Trial/Demo version

There is no trial or demo version available since the application is available for free.

Video tutorial

There is no video tutorial at this time.

Privacy policy

This application does not collect private data from its users. Nor does it transmit personal data to any third party. A record of data that this application receives from to its iOS counterpart includes visitor’s name, the name of the employee he or she is visiting, whether or not they have an appointment and the date when the iOS counterpart sends the record to this application.

Robo Desk Central is a product of Tom Bluewater.
Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Mac App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

2 thoughts on “What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Robo Desk Central for macOS

  1. Hi, I have a couple questions about using “Robo Desk Central” (free from App store, on our Mac desktop running High Sierra) with “Robo Desk” on our iPhone X ($9.99 on App store, iPhone X running iOS 12.1).
    1) I notice that Robo Desk on our iPhone, asks for the caller’s name. It presents a keyboard to input the caller’s name. We have many caller’s not calling from smartphones. How would they handle this situation, from a conventional landline?
    2) If it’s not possible to access our number via a landline, we can’t use this App. I have already purchased Robo Desk on our iPhone, can we then get a refund?
    Thank you,
    Shawn Higgins

  2. Thank you for your questions. I’m afraid that you misunderstand the objective of these applications. You use the iOS app as a front desk receptionist to answer those who come to your office in person while you work in your office. It’s not an answering machine. It’s a greeter.

    If Robo Desk doesn’t suit your needs, you can certainly get a refund by contacting App Store.

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