Want my iMac to text me when it finishes doing something...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by imahawki, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. imahawki macrumors 6502a

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    Any easy way?

    Or in theory it could send me an email... either way.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Does your provider offer an e-mail to SMS gateway? (i.e. do you have an e-mail address that gives you a text message?).

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    That was going to be my next question. I just wanted to make sure there was an easy way to send texts from the Mac. :p

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  5. imahawki thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    This is a great idea for another App development. Now I'll think about name :D
     
  7. unkn0wnsoldier macrumors regular

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    You could setup growl on your iMac and use the app called boxcar for your iPhone. It will send you a notification for all growl messages.
     
  8. imahawki thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Growl only supports well, supported applications. I use MDRP and its not listed in Growl. I have RipIt installed as well but I really like MDRP better because I can rip only the main movie. But even in RipIt there's nothing in Growl that indicates I can do something custom like fire off an email.
     
  9. rjames86 macrumors member

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    I'd suggest using something that has Growl support and then set up a http://www.boxcar.io service for Growl that will then send you a notification to your phone whenever you get a Growl notification for whichever app you want.
     
  10. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    Wow, you must have a short attention span. My measly laptop rips a dvd in less than 20 minutes, I would never see the need to get a text message saying it was done. Seems to be way more trouble than it's worth, but whatever... :rolleyes:
     
  11. imahawki thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm ripping my entire DVD collection of over 600 discs and I have a family so I'm not willing to sit in my den watching the computer so I can pop a disk in. But thanks for judging.
     
  12. balamw Moderator

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    If the tool can exit after it is done ripping it should be straightforward to see that the task is not running anymore with "ps" and send an email.

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  13. millerj123 macrumors 6502a

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    I almost always have my phone with me, so I set the timer if I know how long something will be. If it isn't done, I re-set it for a smaller increment of time, and then add that to the next iteration.

    Programatically, you could use a shell script or automated to start the rip, and then email you when it finishes.
     
  14. McFunkerson macrumors newbie

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    Handbrake Supports growl, if you download VLC it will rip DVDs and post growl notifications.

    I use Prowl myself to push those to my iPhone but as others have said there is also BoxCar that will do it.
     

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