A nice new utility called iBetterCharge brings those 20% and 10% battery warnings from your iPhone or iPad onto your Mac. Rather than picking up your phone before heading out the door only to realize your battery is almost dead, the app will let the warnings pop up as desktop notifications on your Mac display. This is a handy little tool for anyone that likes to leave their iPhone or iPad out of sight while working on their Mac and it has already saved me a few times this week as I’ve been testing it.
You can connect multiple devices, set preferences for notifications when your battery gets lower than 50%, 20%, 10%, or 5%, and also select options to play sounds, animate the menu bar icon or show a notification. There is also an preference to get notified when a device is fully charged as well as an ignore list to quickly mute notifications for certain devices.
The app is a free, lightweight download. Once you’ve installed it, it sits in your menu bar and automatically finds your devices over WiFi. Note: for this to work you have to have WiFi Sync enabled on your device.