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Boxcar has Twitter, Facebook, Email, RSS, Growl, Github, Google Voice, Google Buzz, App Recommendation, and more push notifications just for you. WOW! Read on for details...


Want to know as soon as something happens? Boxcar is for you!

Boxcar sends you a push notification anytime you receive a notification or message on Facebook. For example, when someone comments on your status - we'll let you know! We'll automatically open the Facebook application for you as well.

Boxcar sends you push notifications for Mentions, DMs, RTs, New Followers, Favorites, and whenever you're added to a list. The best part is, it works with over 35 of your favorite Twitter apps including: Twittelator, TweetDeck Twitter, Twitterrific, Osfoora, Hootsuite, Echofon (Lite and Pro), Twinkle, SimplyTweet, Twitterena+ (Lite and Pro),, TwitBird Pro, and TwitBird!

You receive a push, then your favorite Twitter client is opened!

Power user? We support multiple twitter accounts!

Boxcar provides you with a unique e-mail address that you forward your e-mail to. We take privacy very, very seriously and only store who it's from, and the subject. We then send you a push notification!

Separate work from play? That's cool, we let you have multiple email accounts set up at the same time.

** Google Voice:
We'll send you a push notification whenever you receive a new voicemail or text. Open them right in GV Mobile.

** Google Buzz:
Boxcar sends notifications for updates to your stream, new likes, and comments! Not only that but you can open them in Buzzes!

** Github:
Need to make sure your team is committing code, or want to monitor commits to your open source projects? Hook up Boxcar and Github to get notifications whenever a commit is made. Hint: Github notifications work best with the cash register sound!

** RSS or Atom Feeds:
Want to know as soon as your favorite websites are updated? Use Boxcar to subscribe to their feeds, and we'll send you a message when new posts are made. Get Boxcar now, and you'll never be the last one to comment.

*** FEATURES ***

- Central inbox for all of your notifications
- Facebook push notifications. Opens your Facebook application automatically!
- Email push notifications.
- Twitter notifications for mentions, direct messages, favorites, RTs, new followers, and whenever you're added to a list.
- OAuth for authentication, so we never see your passwords.
- Choose from over 35 different clients to open automatically for Twitter!
- Choose from our custom push notification sounds, *per service*!
- Custom alert settings including full message, private message, and even no message at all!
- More services being added all the time!

*** WHO LOVES YOU? ***

"awesome! One of the reasons I decided to purchase Boxcar is that I saw how responsive you are to user questions. Keep up the great work"- Laura

"Completely agree works every time. Boxcar is awesome. Push notifications for Twitter."- Carole

"Boxcar has a downside. It's quite serious. We no longer have an excuse for not replying to mentions. The world will never be the same again."- Chad

Follow us on Twitter: @boxcar
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If you have a problem or feel like there is a feature missing PLEASE contact us at first and we'll see if we can help!

What's New in Version 4.2.1

Short and sweet! More to come...

Remember! You can use your BOXCAR online ( and on your Mac desktop!


* NEW: Read It Later support.
* NEW: hide/show navigation chrome around webviews.
* NEW: Add ability to open custom safari:// URLs in MobileSafari.
* NEW: Add ability to turn off mentions for Twitter @Anyone service.
* NEW: Add Twitterrific tweet sound.
* NEW: Add Vibrate Only sound option.
* GONE: Christmas sounds.


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Customer Reviews

Buyer Beware! Misleading pricing and no support!


I bought Boxcar to get push notifications via Tweetie 2 (which their app store page says works perfectly) well it does not it works with Tweetie (the original) and when they roll out the Tweetie 2 update for Boxcar I will have to pay .99 more cents to use it.

That’s false advertising!

I added Twitter as my free app with the purchase of Boxcar, then I added Facebook and I clicked the add button once yet I was charged twice, and two Facebook with the same user information popped up! I contacted customer service and they have not responded.

From what I have read from other users their customer service is pretty much non-existent.

Also note, that if you ever have to delete or reinstall the Boxcar application you will have to re-purchase each account, so if you have Twitter, Facebook and maybe an e-mail account you will be spending $3 extra dollars when to use the apps you already purchased again that’s .99 per account if you have to swap your iphone out with Apple, you upgrade to the new iPhone next year etc.

They don't tell you that anywhere on their app store page, I also asked them to clarify in the email I sent technical support and of course no reply so buyer beware.

Lastly, the service work sporadically you may not always get an instant notification but then you may get a flood of them the service seems to be very rocky. I would not have spent the money had I known then what I know now.

Great for email alerts

This app is great if you use it for email alerts, especially with Gmail. In Gmail, you can setup all kinds of filters. Then you configure the filter to forward to its own Boxcar email address. Very cool!

So I forward emails from various accounts to gmail, then setup the filters there to forward to the various email addresses associated with each of the Boxcar email alerts that I have setup.

Just keep in mind that gmail processes the filters sequentially, as they are listed in the filters screen. To move a filter to the bottom of the list, go into that filter's settings and hit update. That is the only way I know of to change the order of the filters.

For example, you can set a filter to look for emails that contain label:inbox. But you want this filter to be last in the filter list. That way, all the other filters process first, and if the message is still in inbox, the it will get processed by the inbox filter. You will get a warning message when you set a filter to look for messages that contain label:inbox, but you can ignore that.

Was great, now not so much

Update: Wish I could give this app a negative rating. 1 star for it's inability to work but even worse, the developers complete arrogance and unwillingness to acknowledge the severity of the issues that plague this app. Every (seldom) twitter app that mentions "server issues" makes it sound like a rarity when the fact is, maybe they should tweet to notify their users when the service IS working =\

That's how seldom it works.


Was a great accessory app to go with Tweetdeck and Sparrow, neither of which have push notification functionality... So I was pretty bummed out when Boxcar pretty much decided to stop working. I realize it's a free service - but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to point out that this app is for all intents and purposes, useless since its reliability is next to nonexistent. And besides, I paid to have the ads removed. So it's a purchased app that remains useless. It doesn't even take up precious real estate on my phone anymore. I'll continue to keep an eye on this app to see f the developers figure out a way to keep their servers up and running and deliver the service their app claims / promises to offer PAYING customers.

This isn't a complaint, it's a review. This app is useless.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2011
  • Version: 4.2.1
  • Size: 17.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller: ProcessOne

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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