PushNotify 4

I’ve been testing PushNotify for a few weeks, and now I can finally talk about what it does. A lot of you have been asking me about this tweak, because you’ve seen its settings featured in my other videos and screenshots.

PushNotify, to put it simply, is a jailbreak tweak that lets your forward push notifications to the Mac. It does so by means of a small menu-bar utility that runs on the Mac, and a jailbreak tweak that’s installed via Cydia on your iOS device.

We’ve taken PushNotify for a test drive on video, and we’d like to show you how it works. Check inside for the details.

As you can see, PushNotify is an extremely straightforward tweak that executes a simple idea. It allows you to see all of your incoming push notifications that are normally stuck on your iOS device. Now you can see all of your iOS notifications on your Mac courtesy of developer Majd Alfhaily’s newest endeavor.

PushNotify 2

Functionality-wise, there’s not much to PushNotify. You can’t really interact with the forwarded push notifications, because they pertain to apps and information that’s only on iOS. That’s not necessarily a negative thing. PushNotify is more for informational purposes; that’s the whole idea behind the tweak’s design.

If you’re a heavy iPhone user who gets tons of push notifications, then I think you’ll like this tweak. It’s extremely easy to sync your iOS device and Mac together via Wi-Fi using the tweak’s setup process, and it generally just works.

Push Notify Settings

PushNotify also features an option in its iOS settings that lets you add a static title to replace the push notification banner title. In fact, that’s the only option outside of a kill-switch near the top of the tweak’s preferences.

You’ll be able to find PushNotify for $0.99 tomorrow (Wednesday) on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. In the meantime, tell me what you think about the tweak in the comment section below. Do you think it’s a good idea? Do you see yourself using it?

  • Jonathan

    Do facebook/twitter/email notifications get sent? I’d imagine it’s a bit annoying to have your mac show it’s own notification and then your phone forward the same notification to your mac?

    Otherwise it looks quite useful for SMS (non iMessage) and apps that don’t have Mac equivalents.

  • Jem Roxas

    I hope the dev adds an option to choose what apps you want to be notified on your mac. Cause fb, twitter, iMessage will surely double notify you.

    • Guest

      The version which will be live on Cydia later today will include an option to disable notifications for certain apps to be forwarded to your Mac.

    • Majd Alfhaily

      The version which will be live on Cydia later today will include an option to disable notifications for certain apps to be forwarded to your Mac.

  • Tom Canuck

    Will give this another look if it gets an option to select specific apps, but since I already have Growl on OSX I think I’ll stick with GrowlNotifier.

  • Willie

    It would be really convenient!!

  • Simon Seiffert

    GrowlNotifier is still a brilliant solution – and probably more robust than this. Can send to multiple Growl receivers – and on Growl on the mac (or PC if you swing that way), you can disable notifications per app, which is required for annoying things like e-mails, etc.

    Not to mention the ability to customise the notifications. I enjoy the music video banner on my TV. Amazing.

  • David Gitman

    Nice! Now I need a Mac and a jailbreak

    • Jonathan

      Regret updating the 7.1 now, eh?

      • David Gitman

        Nah 😀

      • Jonathan

        Yah.

      • David Gitman

        <3

  • Eni

    and for the pc users? it never hoing to be avibiable?

  • Shingo

    where is for PC?

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    There’s a tweak that already does this provided you have Growl. I can’t remember its name but think it’s called GrowlNotify…

    EDIT: It’s called GrowlNotifier

    cydia.saurik .com/package/net.namedfork.growlnotifier

    • How do they compare?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Growlnotifier uses Growl which means you do need Growl as a pre-requisite which is available cheaply in the Mac AppStore and a free port is available for Windows. It worked pretty well in my limited testing…

      • But the functionality is basically the same?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Yes

  • So…. This is like push bullet on android with half the features?

    • Jeffrey

      haterrrrrr

      • A bit, I actually wish that this worked without a jailbreak. That would be super cool. I hope it gets popular enough in the jailbreak community that Apple rebrands it as their newest masterpeice.

        I think the idea is super cool. I use push bullet everyday and love it.

      • Infinite Production

        I think Apple did something like that which they called “synced notifications”. I think it should have been on iOS 7 and Mavericks, but I have not seen it….

      • Jeffrey

        Hahah maybe in the future, but i dont find this so cool, i always have my phone near me so i will always see my notifications, also, i dont like the idea that my parents and brother can see all my notifications on my macbook when i’m at school

      • Robert Adams

        you can simply turn it off on your phone … it comes with a flipswitch

      • Jeffrey

        oh, still, it isn’t necessary for me but i can see how it can be for other people

      • Robert Adams

        that’s understandable. Its not too useful for me also but i like this when my phone happens to not be close to me or someone else is using my phone. BUT for the majority of the time my phone is next to me. It was only .99 so not really a big loss lol

      • Jeffrey

        hahah yeah ofcourse it can be usefull:)

  • Luca

    There will be an update for XBMC compatibility?