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[Mac OS X] Set customized push notifications for iPhone or iPad with WeNotify for Mac

Screen shot 2013-02-20 at 1.47.15 PM [1]If you’ve ever wanted to set your own custom push notifications and sound alerts on your iPhone or iPad, there’s a Mac App that can help you out. It’s called WeNotify, and it was developed by Eurosmartz.

What is it and what does it do

Main Functionality

WeNotify lets you use your Mac to set up custom push notifications on your mobile iOS devices. WeNotify is a helper application that runs in the background on your Mac or PC, and automatically checks all of your email accounts to then push your customized alert to your device in real time. However, WeNotify only works if you also use AltaMail (also developed by Eurosmartz) on your iPad or iPhone.

Pros

Cons

Discussion

mzl.cdkjoiil.800x500-75 [2]Once you have set up WeNotify on your Mac, your next step is to create your personal notification profile. You can set things up so you only get push notifications during business hours, or only on certain days of the week. You can set up one of 30 custom push notification sound alerts, which is great if you need to know the second an important email from a contact arrives in your inbox, but you don’t have time to sit in front of your email and click refresh all day.

While WeNotify is a free app, the push notification service only works if you have AltaMail for iPad or iPhone. AltaMail does cost about 5 bucks, but it might be worth upgrading from your current mail app if you are dissatisfied. Some of AltaMail’s features include the ability to zip and unzip received attachments directly on your iPad or iPhone (something that the built-in email app can’t do), as well as the ability to use their built-in document storage.

I do think that WeNotify would be a much more appealing app if it worked with a few different email apps, but I get that EuroSmartz wants to keep it all in the family. But as high-rated as AltaMail may be, not everyone wants to spend money on a Mail app.

Conclusion and download link

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If you already have AltaMail installed on your mobile device, you’d be silly not to download WeNotify. But if you don’t already have AltaMail installed, you might hesitate to download WeNotify. But with great custom push notifications and an easy-to-navigate interface, WeNotify is so appealing that it is worth shelling out the extra cash for the related AltaMail app.

Price: Free (but requires AltaMail on your iOS device which costs $4.99)

Version reviewed: 1.0.5

Requires OS X 10.6 or later

Download size: 1.6 MB

WeNotify on Mac App Store [4]