Do you ever find yourself wishing that you could put your smartphone away in a desk drawer or purse and still receive your important Android notifications and text messages on your Windows computer? Whether at work, in the office, or on your home computer? Well there’s an app for that! Check out this lesson to find out how to stash your phone away and still receive important notifications and text messages while on your Windows computer!
Many times we are too busy on the computer and don’t realize that someone has just sent us a text message. Or that an important notification has appeared on our Android phones. And what if you have your Droid phone on “Silent” mode at work? How will you know that someone sent you an important text message (without checking it constantly)? This app is also great for those of you who want to avoid the temptation of using your mobile devices at work, or those who want to send text messages without alerting the boss!
In this lesson, we’ll teach you how to get all of your Android notifications displayed right on your computer screen. Check out the easy to follow step by step instructions below:
1. Download and install the DeskNotifier app on your Android device. [Market Link]
2. Launch the app on your Android device and make sure you enable the Accessibility feature.
3. Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled on your Android device and that you are connected to a Wi-Fi connection.
4. Write down the “Wifi Ip: #” that is shown on the bottom of the DeskNotifier screen.
5. You will be required to enter the IP address of your Android device every time you launch; As previously mentioned, you can find the IP address near the bottom of the main screen of the DeskNotifier app on your smartphone.
6. Download and install the Windows app. [Website Link]
7. Setup will ask you whether to use USB or WIFI. WIFI is obviously the preferred method I recommend since it won’t require a cable! Select WIFI and enter the IP address you wrote down from the screen on your Android device.
8. Once the setup is all done, you will start to receive notifications pushed to your desktop immediately.
9. You can even reply to texts or send new ones from the comfort of your Windows desktop. If a text pops up, just click the notification to reply. You can also right-click the DeskNotifier icon in the system tray and select “New SMS” to send a new text message.
That’s it! Now try it out for yourselves and see how cool it is to send/receive text messages from the comfort of your computer! If you have any questions just drop us a note in the comments section below.
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