Most of you will have been in a situation whereby you’re on a desktop or notebook, and after a while, realize you’ve missed a couple of notifications from your smartphone. Whether you’re just browsing the web due to boredom or working hard researching on a college assignment, it’s one of the few occasions where the reliability on a portable device is somewhat minimized.
Still, as somebody who spends a lot of time at the desk covering the latest in breaking tech news, I frequently miss some important updates on my device, but DeskNotifier for Android could be a saving grace to myself and others in a similar position. As the name implies, it allows Android notifications to be pushed through to the desktop, meaning if you’re completely distracted by your computer, it needn’t be a reason to be out of the loop with regards to your mobile device.
With OS X Mountain Lion incorporating many features of iOS, and Microsoft also plotting a universal OS with Windows 8, the previous gulf between desktop and mobile is shrinking all the time, and DeskNotifier is certainly a prime example of just how intertwined the two are becoming.
Owning a smartphone or tablet is a necessity to most, and if you’re into the habit of leaving your device in your pocket or out of notification-hearing proximity, then DeskNotifier is the perfect app for you. As well as simply telling you your device has just received an e-mail, SMS or similar, it actually allows you to respond to that message, which renders it a perfect solution for those who’re a little lackadaisical in keeping their digital partner close at all times.
The app is developed by XDA Developers member greenday123, and unfortunately for Mac users, it only works for the PC. Once you’ve installed the required software, you can send and receive SMS messages without even needing to interact with your device, so if your charger is “there” and you are “here,” it’s no longer going to be an issue.
It assumes a USB or Wi-Fi connection, which I expect most of you will have, and as well as SMS and mail, it can also push notifications Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber, amongst others.