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Pulse SMS - Desktop


An Electron app that wraps the Pulse web app. With this desktop implementation, you get:

  • Native notifications through persistent web socket
  • Notification customizations
  • Notification snooze support
  • Spell check
  • Always active window
  • Tray/Menu Bar support
  • Unread badge support for Mac and Linux
  • Hidden menu bar option for Windows and Linux

The desktop app is built on top of Electron's BrowserView, rather than Chromium's webview.

Build Instructions

  1. Install Electron and project dependencies:
$ npm install -g electron
$ yarn install
  1. Run the app:
$ npm start

The app will only run if you have shut down any other instances. To ensure that only one web socket connection is made and managed, only a single instance of Pulse is allowed to run. If you use npm start while another instance is running, it will simply display the window of that old instance, instead of starting the app.

Packaging Information

To package the apps for each platform:

$ yarn install

// MacOS (dmg)
$ ./node_modules/.bin/electron-builder build --mac

// Windows (installer with 32 and 64 bit support)
$ ./node_modules/.bin/electron-builder build --windows nsis --x64 --ia32

// Linux (deb and AppImage)
$ ./node_modules/.bin/electron-builder build --linux deb AppImage


Please fork this repository and contribute back using pull requests. Features can be requested using issues on our Pulse platform issue tracker, rather than creating issues directly on this repo:


Copyright 2018 Luke Klinker

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