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In­stall Push­bul­let

The Mac and iOS ver­sions of Push­bul­let are free and on Ap­ple’s App Stores for both Mac and iOS de­vices. On the app’s page, click the Get but­ton to down­load and in­stall the app. When both ver­sions are in­stalled, open Push­bul­let on your Mac.


Log in

Log in to the OS X ver­sion of Push­bul­let. You can do this us­ing ei­ther a Face­book or a Google ac­count (but you can’t sign up with­out one of th­ese). Open Push­bul­let on your iPhone, click Sign In, choose Face­book or Google, and sign in with the same ac­count.


Set up iOS to Mac

Open Push­bul­let for OS X and you will see the names of your Mac and iOS de­vices in the side­bar on the left (if not, sign out and back in). Choose Push­bul­let > Pref­er­ences and en­sure Show My Phone’s No­ti­fi­ca­tions and iOS to Mac No­ti­fi­ca­tions are both se­lected.


iOS to Mac No­ti­fi­ca­tions

Open the Push­bul­let app on your iPhone and, in Set­tings, turn iOS to Mac No­ti­fi­ca­tions on. On the alert screen that pops up, tap Pair. You should now see all of your re­cent no­ti­fi­ca­tions from iOS ap­pear as Push­bul­let alerts on your Mac as they ar­rive.


No­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­tre

On your Mac, open No­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­tre’s No­ti­fi­ca­tions tab. The five most re­cent no­ti­fi­ca­tions from your iOS de­vice ap­pear un­der the Push­bul­let No­ti­fi­ca­tions area. If you don’t see them, check your sign in de­tails and en­sure your user ac­count is an Ad­min one.


Sync No­ti­fi­ca­tions

Push­bul­let ap­pears in the menu bar, but won’t sync in the back­ground by de­fault. Fix this by open­ing Push­bul­let and click­ing Set­tings > Pref­er­ences > En­able Push­bul­let No­ti­fi­ca­tions. Now, when the Push­bul­let app is closed it will con­tinue to sync up No­ti­fi­ca­tions with iOS.


Dis­miss No­ti­fi­ca­tions

Now your de­vices are synced up, you can dis­miss a No­ti­fi­ca­tion on your iOS de­vice from your Mac. Click on Push­bul­let in the menu bar and choose No­ti­fi­ca­tions. Lo­cate the un­wanted no­ti­fi­ca­tion and click the Dis­miss icon be­neath it. The no­ti­fi­ca­tion will dis­ap­pear both de­vices.

8 Push a mes­sage

Push­bul­let can also send cus­tom No­ti­fi­ca­tions. Click its icon in the menu bar and choose Push. Click ‘To’ and se­lect a de­vice; fill out the Ti­tle and Note fields, then click Push to send the mes­sage as an alert. At­tach web links and files to an alert us­ing the Link and File tabs.

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