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# 80473 31-Mar-2011 15:49
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Call me old fashioned if you like, but I turn my phone's sound off overnight to stop idiots in other parts of the world from calling and disturbing my sleep. 

The problem is, I only remember to switch the sound back on about 50% of the time. This means I often miss incoming calls early in the day. 

So what I'd like is an app that notifies my Windows 7 desktop when the phone rings - it could go to the browser which is open about 99% of the time anyway. 

Any ideas? 

Alternatively finding out how to make the sound on the phone automatically switch on at, say, 6:30 am, would be good.  

Bill Bennett @billbennettnz

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  # 453850 31-Mar-2011 16:22
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I use tasker which costs money but not much and you can automate almost anything.

I have it set to silence everything at night in case I forget and then turn on sounds to set volume at 7:30am.

You can get it to do hundreds of things.
Examples I use are few but
It will turn on GPS and Mobile phone locator if it receives a text with a certain phrase for if I lose it or it is stolen.
Another that will crank up the volume and play a particular audio file to locate it via SMS.
Turn GPS locator on evry day for a set period between 5 and 6 when it is likely to be outside if stolen.
Automatically change screen brigtness when I play angry birds then return screen to auto-brightness when I close it.
Auto launch WinAmp when I insert headphones.

I keep meaning to add more but the variables are sometimes confusing.

Probably the biggest bang for your buck on the App market if used to a good extent.

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  # 453852 31-Mar-2011 16:27
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Or use one of the tasker/timer apps that mute your phone and unmute it at certain times/locations/etc


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  # 453854 31-Mar-2011 16:32
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Sound manager in the market.


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  # 453859 31-Mar-2011 16:36
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I use which also has a scheduling feature for the profiles.

I'm not 100% sure, but I think MyPhoneExplorer ( has a notifier in amongst its list of features.

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  # 453867 31-Mar-2011 17:13
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kyhwana2: Try!5633074/android-notifier-sends-notifications-from-your-phone-to-growl

Or use one of the tasker/timer apps that mute your phone and unmute it at certain times/locations/etc

Hi I just tried this out and it works perfectly. I am using it over wifi as my phone is connected to wifi when I am at home.

I would suggest the op tries this out because I think it covers exactly what you asked for. 

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  # 453870 31-Mar-2011 17:23
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Yes, this looks like exactly what I was after. 

It seems to work as promised too. This is good. 

Bill Bennett @billbennettnz

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  # 453872 31-Mar-2011 17:30
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+1 on Tasker

I also might give that lifehacker link a try for things & giggles


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  # 453889 31-Mar-2011 18:14
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blakamin: +1 on Tasker

I also might give that lifehacker link a try for things & giggles

I must have been just out of time to edit...
Android Notifier ROCKS! Just the thing for laying in bed with a netbook while the phone is on silent! And the wifi setup was one second. Too easy!


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  # 453891 31-Mar-2011 18:19
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How about Shush!

It allows you to choose a time, when you slience your phone, and automatically re-enables the ringer after that period. It can be used over night, during meetings, whatever.

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  # 454000 1-Apr-2011 03:29
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I've been using Android Notifier for about 6 months and found it to be really good. Very stable and reliable - it just does what its designed to do and does it well. And is free!

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