How to make your Android phone's notifications appear on your computer desktop
- Download the Pushbullet app from the Play Store.
- Once you open the app, you'll be asked to log in using your Google account.
- After that, you'll be asked whether you want your phone or tablet's notifications to be displayed on your computer. Go ahead and enable the Notification Mirroring Service on the following page.
- The next step is to download the Pushbullet Chrome extension.
- You download the free Desktop Notifications app from Google Play.
- Then you enable the Desktop Notifications app in the Notification Settings menu.
- At this time you should grab the Desktop Notifications browser extension for Chrome or Firefox.
- One more step before you can use Desktop Notifications – type the random code given by the Android app into the extension windows.
If all has been set up fine, you should be now seeing your Android device's notifications appearing on your desktop. You can send yourself a test notification just to make sure it is all working properly. Note that you can configure how long your desktop notifications are being displayed for.
- Buy Krome from the Google Play store. As of this writing, the application costs 99 cents.
- Enable Krome from the Notification Settings menu. A "permission granted" message will appear once the service has been activated.
- Download the Krome extension for Chrome. Once installed and opened, it will ask you for a key.
- Enter the 15-character key displayed by the Krome app into the Krome extension configuration screen (without the spaces). This will allow your phone and browser to communicate with each other. If entered correctly, a "Krome is connected" message will appear on your phone.
- Open Krome on your phone and send yourself a test notification by hitting the arrow button at the top. You may also dig into the app's configuration menu and pick which notifications you want displayed on your desktop. If Krome has been configured properly, you should now have your phone's notifications popping up on your computer.
1. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 693; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
My phone is either on my hand, or right beside my computer when I use it, so it might take a while for me to need these apps
2. joaolx (Posts: 351; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I'm right there with you. I don't really think I'll use these apps because while they might be interesting and some people might like them I would prefer to avoid seeing notifications popping up in my computer when I'm working. And ever since I got a tablet I barely use my phone except for calls and messages.
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6. AJmeBOY (Posts: 29; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
Agreed! AirDroid definately ought to be on this list.
It does NOT require Chrome. CAN function on wireless or cellular. CAN respond to text messages.
It really helps when a SMS response will be rather lengthy or you do not want to be seen tapping on your phone all day.
Try it out. It's free!