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Jealous you can’t get iOS 8’s awesome Handoff feature on your Android phone? Give this new app a try

Published Oct 31st, 2014 7:15PM EDT
Best Android Apps PPLNotify
Image: Google Play

One of this year’s coolest new iOS 8 additions is Handoff, a new feature that lets you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. While Android users can’t get this feature on their devices, they can get some of its functionalities by downloading the PPLNotify Notifications on PC & Mac app onto their Android phone.

RELATED: Here’s a complete list of apps that use the awesome new Handoff feature in iOS 8

Essentially, the app lets you get all of your smartphone notifications right on your PC or Mac by delivering a small popup window on the upper-right hand side of your web browser, similar to the way that chat apps like Slack deliver notifications that someone is messaging you on the upper right-hand corner of your Mac or PC’s display. This means that while you’re at your computer, you can “read your latest SMS, see who is messaging you, receive incoming call notifications, view upcoming calendar events, see smartphone battery updates, and much more.”

It doesn’t appear that the notifications are actionable, unfortunately, so this app definitely isn’t quite as useful as the Handoff feature in iOS 8. Nonetheless, if you’re hard at work on your PC or Mac and you don’t want to miss any important calls or messages, this new notifications app looks like it could be very useful.

To learn more about the PPLNotify app, check out its Google Play page by clicking the source link below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.