by Joe White
October 23, 2013
Apple has further iOS-ified its Mac operating system with OS X Mavericks, and one such feature concerns Safari Push Notifications - essentially, iOS-like pop-up push notifications for the Safari Mac application. Though a number of websites have already added support for the new feature, Pronto Push - a free service - allows Mavericks users to really bring Safari Push Notifications to life. Once downloaded and installed, then, Pronto Push allows users to create a list of RSS feeds which they'd like to receive Safari Push Notifications from. After each website has been added, users will receive pop-up notifications in the top-right of their Mac's screen when new posts are added to their tailored "golden list" of websites, services, and publications; as per the feature, push notifications will even reach users when the Safari Mac app is closed. Here's a brief overview of how the service works: But that's not all. As 9to5Mac explains, Pronto Push also supports a number of additional services, including Twitter, Facebook, API alerts, iTunes Basement, Breaking News, and more, all of which can have their latest items delivered right to your Mac computer using Safari Push Notifications. The feature is powered by the Apple Push Notification Service, and so far reports have indicated that it works well. As a reminder, OS X Mavericks is now available to download free of charge in the Mac App Store. Pronto Push is free, too. For more information, take a look at the service's website. See also: Is Your Web Browser Compatible With iWork For iCloud Beta?, Apple Updates Safari And Other Mac Apps Following Release Of OS X Mavericks, and Apple Updates Podcasts, iTunes Movie Trailers And Find My iPhone For iOS 7.