Local desktop notifications

The idea is:

An easy way to push desktop notifications, as a node.

My use case:

I am using N8N as a scraper, to check a website for a specific item being in stock. I want to get a notification when the scraper finds the thing I want.

I think it would be beneficial to add this because:

N8N has the ability to be a very powerful local productivity tool, alerting and notifications are a critical (and currently missing) part of that.

Any resources to support this?

For OSX its easily done with Notification with Desktop App on macOS
but would be good if this was a native node and one with built-in multi-platform support.

Are you willing to work on this?

Yes, i would probably need help (i can code, but not familiar with n8n’s internals).

Hi @a_c_m

I understand your reasoning, but I don’t think many will be able to utilize this as n8n is mostly used as a background task on a server.
Wouldn’t it be just as easy to send a text msg or email when it has found something?

With all other feature requests and the workload of the n8n team I think you need to be very lucky for an other user to create this.

ps. don’t forget to vote :wink:

@BramKn I was thinking the same thing, Something like Radar may work for desktop notifications but I tend to use Slack for my notifications and I know others use Telegram.

Could be an interesting hackathon project though :thinking:

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