Want iOS notifications on the Mac? Try Notifyr

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Notifyr is a new service that pairs an iPhone(s appl) to a Mac through Bluetooth and pushes notifications from the mobile device to the desktop. I got a chance to try it out, and it works splendidly, but there are a few limitations you should be aware of before you pay $3.99 for the app.

Getting it working is easy. First, you need to install an app — actually, a prefpane — on your Mac, which is free, and you’ll also need the paid iOS app. Pair the two devices through low-energy Bluetooth: a code will be provided on the Mac, which you plug into the Notifyr app on the iPhone. Now you’re ready to get notifications on your Mac.

NotifyrPrefPane

I was able to test out several types of notifications, including Facebook Messenger, texts, and calls. The notifications show up in the OS X notification center, complete with the app’s icon…

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