PushNotify is a simple tweak that lets you to forward any iOS notification from your iDevices to your Mac. It does by using your wi-fi network and pops up a message on the top right hand corner of your screen.
Ever wanted to have an application or tweak that can forward any notification on iOS to your Mac while you are away from your iDevices, then this tweak is for you. PushNotify execute a very simple operation and that is pushing your notifications from iOS to Mac.
To start pushing the notifications to your Mac you first need to make sure that both your iOS device and Macs are on the same wi-fi network. Then the next step is to download and install the PushNotify Tweak. This is available on Cydia’s BigBoss repos at $0.99. At the same time you need to download one of these application for your Mac. You can find it from the developers site from here.
1) Establishing the Connection
Once you have installed the application and tweaks on both Mac and Your iOS device respectively, it is time to create a connection between the two device. On your iOS navigate to PushNotify preference pane and you will be greeted with a spinning wheel that is waiting for a connection.
Now on your Mac, you can run the PushNotify application you have just installed. Since your iOS is sync with your WiFi network and if you are connected to the same WiFi network as your iOS device then it will display your iOS device. Click the Connect button to pair the two devices.
Pairing the devices doesn’t take much of your time and it will happen in few seconds. You will get a notification on both your iOS device and your Mac.
3) Time to test the Tweak
Since your devices are connected and pair, it is best to check if the tweak works as promised. You can send yourself a notification or ask a friend to send a notification for test. Once you received it, not only it appears on your iOS device but also on your Mac.
Since you are getting a notification from an application installed on Mac and not from the iOS device itself, clicking on the notification banner that appears on top right corner of the screen does not launch an app on iOS as it would happen when you tap on the notification on your iOS device itself. This tweak and the app are just for giving alerts.
As well as display notification banners, your notifications from pushNotify will also stack in OS X’s Notification Center just like OS X-native notifications.
This is how it will look:
From the preference pane you can view the settings for PushNotify tweak. From here you can enable or disable the tweak as you demand. Reconfigure the device pairing (follow step 1 and 2 again). Enable/disable the suppress option (enabling this option will only display the notification on your Mac and will not appear on your iOS device). You can disable the PushNotify functionality for few selected applications like facebook, twitter, etc. as you have already checked these on your Mac. You can Show a test banner (applicable for step 3). You can also type in a static title that would appear in the notification banner title. This tweak is fully compatible FlipSwitch.
PushNotify is compatible with both iOS and Mac and works smoothly as it has claimed. It is very effective when you are away from your iDevice or iPhone and expected to receive 10+ or 20+ notifications. This will help save time and keep you updated with the notifications. PushNotify supports Mac OS X Lion 10.8 or later (OS X Mavericks included), and an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 7.0+.
Here is our short video tutorial on PushNotify and it features. Be sure to watch and Happy Sharing: