Android apps that allow Android notifications to be pushed through to the desktop are aplenty in the Google Play Store, that’s for certain. One such app that stands out from the rest is DeskNotifier, developed by XDA Developers member greenday123. As is evident from the name, this simple app allows you to basically stay in the loop – never again will you miss another notification from your mobile device while you’re busy doing something on your computer.
The app pushes notifications to your desktop whenever you need it to, whether it’s because you’ve put your cell in your pocket or it’s too far away for you to hear or notice say, a missed call. It does so over Wi-Fi or a USB connection. When you receive a text message or e-mail or someone’s calling you, an update from Google Play Store or a notification from some app, a translucent pop up message on your Windows based computer (rather unfortunate for Mac users) will inform you of it immediately. The app shows notifications from WhatsApp Messenger, Viber, Facebook, Astrid Tasks etc as well. Possibly the best part is that once you have been notified of a text, e-mail or something similar, you can actually respond to it without needing your cell phone at all. Pretty convenient.
DeskNotifier works in combination with a required PC app. The desktop client of Desktop Notifier is absolutely free of cost. Both the mobile and desktop versions need minimal configuration but if you wish to establish a connection via USB instead of over Wi-Fi you will need to have ADB drivers installed on your system. With the desktop client, you will need to feed the IP settings, select what mode you want to use (Wi-Fi or USB) and the language (English or German).
As for the mobile client, the app prompts you to enable the DeskNotifier option upon launch. From within the app’s interface you can change the DeskNotifierservice. An option to auto-start the app on boot up is also present.
When you use the desktop client, you can check all your notifications, clear by clicking the translucent message, and even send texts to any of your contacts.