iPhone users have long been missing an app that would allow them to push notifications to their Macs. While there have been some solutions and workaround, it seems that none of them was as simple and straightforward to use as the recently launched Notifyr tool. The application utilizes a companion OS X client and Bluetooth Low Energy technology to automatically send iOS notifications to your desktop.
With Notifyr, you’ll never miss a notification again: you can keep your phone in your pocket and still know what’s going on. You can read your incoming WhatsApp messages, see who’s following you on Instagram or read any of the other kind of notifications from any app on your iPhone. It’s also possible to mute notifications from any app you like. Once paired, you’ll never need to open the app on your phone again. When the connection gets lost, Notifyr will automatically reconnect to your phone once it becomes available again.
You just need to download both the iOS app and the Mac client and then follow the usual Bluetooth pairing procedure to set it up and start iOS notifications appear in your Mac’s Notification Center. So, by using Notifyr, you’ll see on your Mac Facebook messages, iMessages and even SMS messages sent to your iPhone. However, the iOS app needs to run on your iPhone at all times for it to work, but since it uses Low Energy Bluetooth, it won’t drain your battery that much.
You will need iPhone 4s or later, and a newer model Mac for Notifyr to work. Here’s the last of Mac devices which can work with Notifyr:
- Macbook Air, 2011 or newer
- Macbook Pro, 2012 or newer
- iMac, late 2012 or newer
- Mac mini, 2011 or newer
- Mac Pro, late 2013 or newer
The Notifyr app for iOS is available in the App Store for $3.99 and the Mac client can be downloaded for free. What do you think about this tool, would you invest a few dollars for this utility? It can prove to be useful especially in those moments when your iPhone is in another room and you’re busing working in front of your computer. Let’s just hope Apple doesn’t exclude it from the store.