From 3.5 billion comments
This android app was mentioned in
with an average of
I abandoned pushbullet for Join, which only requires a one time payment after the 30 day trial. Not as good as pushbullet yet, but works well enough for me.
Join - I couldn't live without this. It was originally a Pushbullet alternative that emerged during the Pushbullet Pro debacle. But it's moved well beyond that. SMS from my pc, notification mirroring and actions, send clipboard (auto/universal and manual), transfer files, take screenshot from pc, screen capture video from pc, etc.
They monetized their app very poorly. Instead of offering additional features, they removed features to put them behind a paywall. Additionally, their price is incredibly excessive given the service they provide.
If anyone is looking for an alternative, I'd suggest going with Join, which recently came out of beta. The app is supported by a one time payment and optional advertisement. It works just like Pushbullet.
There is always Join as well. All of the Pushbullet functionality. None of the price. Plus, it has amazing Tasker integration, and it's made by the AutoApps guy, who makes routinely good stuff.
I didn't see Join mentioned yet. It has a lot of Pushbullet-like features, you can mirror SMS on your computer through Chrome, share files, clipboard, tabs, etc. Pretty useful and also free.
Edit: Not free, there's a one time purchase.
I've been considering using this after Pushbullet anounced subscription fee. When it was announced it wasn't really feature packed, and I didn't switch yet.
Latest Pushbullet update caused it to drain a lot of battery on my phone, so I finally gave up on it, installed Join, and paid the one-time fee for it. It's much more polished and has a lot of new features. Some options from Pushbullet still aren't there, and there are a lot features in it that Pushbullet doesn't have. There are a few quirks here and there, but it's still in beta, and developer is resolving those quickly.
So far I'm happy with it, and the price isn't really that much.
Have you tried join?
I've been using Join by joaoapps to sync everything you can imagine (sms/mms, notifications, copy clipboard, share files...) on all your devices (Android app, chrome extension, Windows 10 app, join webpage). It was only $4.99 for a lifetime subscription. A nice thing about Join is that everything's stored on your Google Drive instead of a 3rd party server and it works with any SMS client (I personally use Messages or Textra). It even supports Google Assistant/tasker integration but I have not tried it.
Join is better than Airdroid - and yes, it's a Pushbullet replacement that was built in the aftermath of the Pushbullet freemium debacle.
Edit: Some day I'll remember how to link in reddit.
I'm a huge Join fan, and have been a beta tester since day one. I've also donated $ to the project and paid to see this app progress.
That said, the Windows 10 app is not worth it - even if it were free. Really, if you are a Chrome user, there is no reason for the Windows 10 app to exist. The Chrome extension is great.
(You're not missing anything by not getting the Windows 10 app. Seriously)
Get the Join app for android. Do stuff on your phone via a web browser on your desktop/laptop
There are several other apps which does similar things. This is just one of them.
Try out Join.
In lieu of Pushbullet, have you tried Join? Based on your post, I switched over to Messenger for a while, but I'll be using Join as my desktop replacement.
Not to take away from Connected Devices as this looks very promising, but also check out Join and Pushbullet as they do the same things, though require an additional client on the other devices, and might offer more functionality. Perhaps OP can incorporate some of their features as well as an integrated solution for Windows is often much nicer to use vs dealing with additional clients.
I've started using join. It's not as fast or slick as push bullet but does the job. It's new so hopefully will be updated with improvements before long.
The JOIN app is a great superior alternative to Push Bullet
> Join allows you to easily do stuff remotely on your Android and PC devices like SMS, notifications, clipboard, and much more!
Join feels more reliable and easy to use, and has a great helpful mod /u/joaomgcd
Plus it has a super Chrome extension
Check it out: [link]
You can try using Join, it works great for me and it seems like the developer is pretty active supporting it.
I've been using it for about a year and a half.
Yes! There's one called: Join.
It's an awesome app. It mirrors messages from your phone to your Chromebook. You will be able to read and reply.
Aside from various AutoApps, I use Join for texting from my desktop, mirroring notifications, pushing links, files, and clipboard contents across devices, executing any Tasker task remotely, receiving IFTTT alerts—and so on.
<strong>Join</strong> is one of the most awesome apps/plugins for connecting all of your Android mobile devices to each other, along with integrating them with systems like IFTTT and Google Home, etc.
Use SMS on any phone from any PC, Android tablet, Android phone, or Xbox One.
Send/sync clipboard items between devices, remotely type in text boxes between devices
Send tabs between devices. Reading a car repair tutorial on your PC but you need to open it on your phone? 2 clicks and it's there
Remotely execute Tasker commands and tasks on Android devices and Eventghost commands on Windows PCs
Ring your devices, if you've lost your phone in the couch for example.
Sync any or all notifications to other devices, and be able to interact with them.
Integrates with all of Joao's apps, so if you want to set up a script to click a button on your Pebble or Android Wear watch and have it open Netflix on your media center PC and dim Hue lights and turn on the microwave to cook popcorn, you can do that. Do you want yell at your Google Home to turn off the lights and start your car? You can do that.
Send any files to any device
Uses Google Drive for file movements. Want to hook IFTTT into to Google Drive and log every file transfer to Google Sheets? You can do that. No mobile data? You can use IFTTT to send you an SMS when you have a pending file transfer.
Haven't played with the Google Drive stuff much, but I'm sure there's a whole new world of neato shit I can do with it.
Google Photos and Google Play Music
Sync photos from phone to your Google account and view them in any browser or the Photos app on Android or iOS devices
Upload music from any PC (Windows or Linux, maybe Mac but I don't care for Macs so I wouldn't know) and play it in any app or web browser
Any other phone<->PC (or any other device in Join's case) features that iOS/macOS can do that my Android can't do?
Universal copy and paste on Join is almost flawless. I would highly recommend switching to Join from Pushbullet, it's a way better product, is free, has more features, and uses your Google Drive for storage instead of the dev's own servers, so this also means no file size limits on pushes, and it's cheap for the dev to run (will never be as expensive as Pushbullet if it's ever monetized).
There's really no excuse not to switch.
EDIT: App is here: [link]
Pushbullet is dated, son. Join is the fucking shit though. Pushing tabs and files between devices is a breeze and it's super handy for finding recipes on my phone and pushing the tab to my tablet, or pushing the download link of a file from my PC to my phone/tablet to start downloading it there.
Edit: Plus it integrates well with a lot of Joao's apps (mostly Tasker extensions) and Tasker itself, so you can set up some really, really fancy shit. Add IFTTT/Assistant pairing and the digital world becomes your slave.
I used to love pushbullet until they started with their subscription model. I've switched over to Join and it is infinitely better.
*edit: added link for app
Join by /u/joaomgcd. It's like a better and less expensive version of pushbullet, with even more features. It has a chrome extension and a win10 app.
Join by Joaoapps is what I just recommended to my friend and he is happy since it's much cheaper than a Pushbullet subscription.
If you don't send that many SMS a month though then free PushBullet is fine.
I use Join and MySMS.
Join for the pushing back and forth from pc and phone.
MySMS for the much better texting integration. It supports group chats and mms. The web and standalone program for pc is really well done. They also have an iOS app so I can view my texts on my work iPhone. All it needs is Android Auto support and Id be golden.
Mysms is $10 a year, Join is dependant on where you live
I don't know if it does what you need it to do but Join is a very popular alternative to Pushbullet, may be worth a try. It's $6.99 to unlock all features but it offers a free trial.
Whoops, it is this Join
It does much more but allows you to handle your texts on any of your Android devices or Chrome browsers - among many other things.
You mentioned that you were "going to try Join". Why not try it? It's really cheap and you're not required to use all of the other features.
Note: "Free" - especially in this context - is an unreasonable request. It costs money to build, maintain, and run these apps. If you were to suddenly find a free app that did this, you would be looking at an app that had not yet monetized, but will need to (Pushbullet).
It starts a conversation. Most 1 star reviews work like this:
If those reviews stop "counting", it'll be much fairer for the developer because at least the developer would have the chance of starting a conversation.
For example, in the last 3 days I had these 2 reviews in one of my apps: first, second
I already know that there's no use in responding to those. They are clearly spam or something of the sort. So I have no way of defending myself against them. If the user was required to reply to make it count at least these 2 reviews wouldn't make the average score lower...
Funny you should ask. I had set up something like you describe the other month, though I haven't used it in a bit for boring and complicated reasons.
So the way I set it up was using Tasker in conjunction with Join and Anymote (which if you haven't bought it yet, while expensive, is by far the best IR remote app out there). You can use Tasker to send a message (I used numbers) from your current phone to your old device through Join (I believe that "Join" will show up under the plugins section of Tasker, once you install it) and set up a Task on your old phone to react to the message by blasting an Anymote IR command. I use Tasker widget buttons on my home screen to trigger this, but it'd be easy enough to alter the new phone's Task to automatically trigger when, say, you connect to your home wifi (at certain times of the day). There are probably much better ways to do this, mine is by no means the most efficient solution, but it's what I found that works.
I haven't looked at it in a while, but I'd been meaning to set it up again and would be happy to elaborate and try to help you. Cheers!
Join. Done. Also, here's the Chrome extension.
I've been using a mix of MightyText and Join. Trying to narrow down to one. I've been pretty happy with MightyText, but Join is making some really cool strides.
Yes, you can use an app called Join made by /u/joaomgcd and it is great for cross android sms and even mms and I think it would be great for your situation.
Take a look at Join by /u/joaomgcd
Join is aimed at connecting your devices and can also send and receive Tasker commands.
So you could have one phone send a command when x context is met and the second phone would react on that command.
Join by Joaoapps allows you to text from PC, though not sure how it compares to other options. It is a onetime payment of $5 unlike many others. The developer has been very good (same one who does the Tasker AutoApps series).
An alternative would be to get a smart watch like a pebble, you get all your notifications and can even respond to them with voice.
However if you are set on using this phone, I suppose you could try the app Join
mirror notifications on desktop, allows you to respond to texts on your computer, can push links and files from any device to another. There are a few good options for this functionality. Join is another popular one.
I assume you mean AutoRemote, not AutoShare? Anyway, yes, that should be possible. You can read the notifications with AutoNotification and send a message to your PC with the contents. Then send a message back to your phone with your reply and use AutoNotification Reply to send off your reply.
Join might be simpler for this, though. It allows for notifications from PC via a Chrome extension or Windows 10 app. There's a 1 week trial and then it costs $3.99.
I said bye to Pushbullet when Join came out. Better than PB in my opinion, more customisable, one time payment after 30 day trial and has a Windows 10 app with built in action/notification centre support
Join does this. You can also have it automatically copy your clipboard (computer to phone and phone to computer). You can send SMS/MMS straight from the computer.
I've tried it, and push messages, location, and even Play Store all work fine; some apps, however, won't work at all (Join being the most crucial one for me). That's currently the only thing keeping me from switching to MicroG full-time.
Here is a list of currently implemented Play Services APIs, by the way. TL;DR: most of them are not supported.
Sorry to hear that, definitely sounds frustrating. It sounds like Fi users have been encouraged to switch to AMessages, so I guess that's just a side effect of holding on to an EOL product.
Though, as someone who used to regularly back up SMS I eventually realized it wasn't really worth clinging to the past like that. Just a waste of data since I almost never went back to reference things anyways.
If at all possible, give AMessages a try and see if it's worthwhile. Imo is a far nicer app than Hangouts ever was. If you still need desktop access to texts give Join a try as well. That's just one of the many useful features it has.
edit: Alright mods.. want to tell me why my post was removed?
> Special 25% off offer going on right now for the unlock
> edit: Cost me $5.38 Canadian with the discount.
MYSTERY DISCOVERED: Those pictures were not being uploaded from my phone. They were in my Google Drive in a folder created by the Join app, that's why I couldn't find them in my phone.
JoaoApps (creator of all the AutoApps) also created <strong>Join</strong> which can do exactly what you're looking for (if I'm understanding your request correctly). Join also interfaces with Tasker.
So, AutoVoice would handle the voice request on your tablet, and then Join would handle passing the contacts/calling aspect back and forth with your phone, rather than using AutoRemote.
In fact Join is built on the foundations/code inside AutoRemote, just with a lot more features and easier interface.
Yeah, seems somewhat odd to not link to the Play Store. The link OP posted to the dev's website must be getting the Reddit hug of death right now.
What's missing as far as SMS goes is a firefox plugin but that's being worked on and real time update with SMS. What I mean by the second point is that sending a text works (it's actually super fast) but the window doesn't update with incoming texts so it's effectively one way for now. You have to close and open up the chrome extension window in order to see new received texts. I'm using Yappy and QKSMS for now but I'll be switching back to Textra with Join as soon as SMS works completely.
edit: Just updated the program and the receiving is much improved. Still requires you to close and open the window in chrome for a refresh but I now get notification of a received text in taskbar. It's a measurable improvement over yesterday.
MightyText can actually accomplish this through its web app. It has a Chrome extension, and I think there might be a Firefox one, too, though I'm not sure. They also have a desktop app, which is basically the webapp in a program window.
Basically, it syncs messages from your phone to your PC. New messages open up a popup window with the message. Because it's syncing with a webapp, you can login from any browser (though it works best with Chrome browsers) and send/receive from there. If you use the extension, you can send a page directly to someone via text, or right click on any image and send via MMS directly from there.
There's also Join which can sync SMS between your devices (including any browser), though that's not its primary function, unlike MightyText. It also doesn't work with MMS (yet), also unlike MightyText.
Join is what most people seem to be moving towards. Even though I'm a paid user I'm starting to think about moving - PB has been so quiet ever since the Pro push. The price doesn't bother me at all (downvote away) but the lack of development now is starting to.
I will ask here in hopes that someone can answer...
Does Join use ONLY Google Drive to sync? The app page says this:
> Your personal data (like your SMS messages for example) is kept privately on your Google Drive. Shared files are also kept there so that you can easily access them later.
I consider all of the data being transferred by this app to be personal. I would love a breakdown of what info is going where. I LOVE what Join brings to the table but I also care about privacy.
Personally, I prefer Join over Pushbullet. Pushbullet has a paid subscription for some features, so this might be limiting. But if you're looking to share small files, this might be best solution for you.
Also a few reasons why I personally prefer Join:
Both solutions have end-to-end encryption, but all data is routed using your own personal Google Drive account when using Join. Pushbullet shares data using their own servers.
You can send SMS remotely on your primary device from a secondary device
Universal Copy and Paste (free) - allows you to copy your clipboard from once device to another (e.g. phone to phone, computer to phone)
Pushbullet is great, but only lets you send a set amount of texts unless you pay a monthly subscription fee. Join does the same things and more for free but has ads, or you can pay once to remove them. Only thing is that I've found Join to be a little less polished than Pushbullet, but it's no way a deal breaker.
There is a way to do this, but it requires a tiny bit of set up. The app you're looking for is Join. This app allows all your Android devices to communicate with each other.
The app has many features, but the one you're interested in is "Remote SMS":
I should note that the whole process works over your Google Drive with end-to-end encryption. This is how the two phones communicate with each other.
Please note: this will only work if both devices are Android devices. If both devices aren't Android, I would recommend trying Pushbullet, another app that is very similar in functionality.
Let me know if you have questions
I had to adjust DPI over adb to get Cayenne setup. Sure wish the crown button could scroll.
> Check dpi: adb shell wm density
> Change dpi: adb shell wm density 210 (smaller number more real estate)
You can use the app/plugin <strong>Join</strong> to send Tasker messages from one device to another, that you can then link to Tasks that do anything you want, such as skip tracks, change volume, etc. etc.
Join by Jaooapps
Connects your phone to your computer and receives all notifications and you can send/reply to texts. You can also do a whole bunch of other stuff but that's what I mainly use it for.
Dunno why it would do that, if it's the same app then you've already paid for it. I would just go on a computer and visit the Play Store link on a desktop/laptop PC. Then you can install it remotely.
I used a MacBook Pro for work (2016? Not the new ones) and haven't had any real issues. If you use Allo, like the 1 other person I know, it can be accessed via the web now. Otherwise, I use Join for sending texts and everything from my computer, sending files between the two, etc. It's pretty cheap with a one time purchase and gets the job done well enough. You'll likely never come to the same level of integration that an iPhone and a Mac have, but I likely won't be giving up my Android for a good long while.
The sales are on their site. The last big one was the Back to School sale in August ... I'd say there is one every three months at least, pretty sure there will be a Black Friday and an Xmas sale, maybe even a Halloween one - they use every opportunity. There will be a big update to AdGuard for Windows out in a matter of days, in the past they have used major updates for sale events as well.
And I think there may still be valid coupon codes, try ANDRCOUPON or ADGUARD4VIP. And, yeah, the Russian VPN method gives a massive discount on top of that - but that's not entirely kosher. I'm personally not unhappy that I paid in Euros, I feel like I got my money's worth.
Regarding my other purchases on Android. I probably got the most mileage out of Boost for Reddit (I pretty much bought all of the big clients, that's the one I stuck with), Nova Launcher and Pocketcasts. Oh, and I bought a Cerberus Lifetime license for 3€ back when they still offered lifetime licenses - that was a good deal. Oh, and Join - I use that one religiously. Nova and Cerberus I could probably live without, without Join, AdGuard, Boost and Pocketcasts my life would be a little worse.
It can take a few minutes after joining the beta before the Play Store page shows the app
Here is PlayStore Link.
As it's beta though in order to access it you likely need to register for the beta first at the Join main page link.
I highly recommend using join by joaoapps. I'm currently on mobile so I can't link you but so far its a much better pushbullet alternative. Plus there's a one time purchase.
Also a small review: [link]
Join is an alternative to Pushbullet. Personally I haven't used it because I am satisfied with the free version of Pushbullet for the rare SMS I receive and for notifications.
I'd use Join. I started using it this week. It lets you accomplish the same thing without texting/rate limits.
IMO it doesn't have as many features as MightyText but it's sure less expensive (one-time purchase) and has a 30-day trial in case you want to see for yourself before buying. The developers are experienced (they made the AutoApps for Tasker plugin suite) and have helpful support.
The best answer really is to just use the app "<strong>Join</strong>".
Integrates perfectly with Tasker, and is easy to change all those types of settings whether by hand or by using Tasker. Join is actually an enhanced version of AutoRemote with a friendly interface. Joao set out to create something that goes way beyond Pushbullet and succeeded magnificently .
FWIW, I have been using Join by joaoapps to push tabs from Chrome on my desktop to my S7 Edge and vice-versa. Not as seamless as Chrome's syncing feature but at least it gets the job done and prevents Google Now from unnecessarily harvesting my browsing data on my S7 Edge, in my case.
Join is another SMS desktop notification app that works well. lot of people ditched PB for Join after they changed to a paid subscription model. Nice bonus is tasker integration allowing you to automate events when you receive a text.
What I would recommend then is using Joao's new app <strong>Join</strong>.
It's fairly easy to setup, and you've got a 30-day trial period to check it out. Basically you can send a direct message between devices, and it integrates with Tasker as a plugin.
Of course it's got a million other features, useful in a lot of ways. And it supports Android 4.1 and up. Some more info here.
Once you have the app and extension installed, just click on the extension icon on whatever tab you want sent, select your phone from the devices list, then click "Send current tab to your device"
I use messenger with Join. Similar to pushbullet but with a one time fee. The main reason I switched from hangouts was the picture quality and for some reason it used a bit of data sending pictures but YMMV.
Pushbullet used to be the go-to for this kind of use case, but since they aren't free, people seem to recommend Join, which comes in Android apps and a Chrome extension for the computer. This will allow you text from your devices, send files, and send links between all of them.
That's another good idea. Join has a similar model. Once you buy the unlock, there's a toggle to turn ads off, but I keep ads on just to support the guy.
I don't know if I would keep most ads on in Sync, but I'm sure some people would. And could just be one more option to throw some support Dr Dawson's way.
<strong>Join</strong>. It has a ton of features including <strong>Tasker</strong> integration.
It's a nice idea, but it would be a lot easier just to use the Automatic clipboard sharing that's avalible within <strong>Join</strong>. :-}
Just an idea for your task, it might be a better idea to set the trigger to:
Event => Variable changed => %CLIP
This would make it so that you don't have to have 1 more accessibility service activated, if you only use the Toast intercept for this profile.
How about Join?
Similar to Pushbullet, though instead of a subscription it's a one time $5 fee (not a lot to pay if you really like the features it gives).
30 free trial to see if it works out for you.
Join is far superior for what I need. Pushbullet and Pushbullet Pro doesn't have the functionality I need. And the cost is absurd.
Also, I purchase many apps and subscription-based services. But I mostly do so to support great developers and products. Pushbullet's move to Pro was a debacle, and they made it clear in discussions that they were not interested in maintaining a large user base. Rather, their pricing model was explicitly designed to reduce the number of users.
I am very happy with Join.
If you stay under the SMS limits, Pushbullet is fantastic.
Yeah, it's pretty seamless. There's a few cool things you can do, like unlock your laptop by having your phone unlocked and nearby. When you throw in a couple of cheap apps like Join, they start to feel really integreated. Google's been claiming for years that they want to increase the integration between the two platforms, so I'm hoping for more of that the more Chrome OS starts to adopt Android-esque features and vise versa.
TL;DR: mostly you can but it's not quite as clean and seamless.
The two apps I linked will both get you operations similar to iOS and Mac. Join is a little less clean but it uses your Google Drive and has more options and features. Pushbullet is most of a premium software but to really get features you will have to pay a subscription, they also use their own servers.
Feel free to ask for clarifications, I run a Chromebook Plus and a Pixel daily.
If I understand your question. I would look at Join If you install that on your phone and the tablet you want to send SMS from you will be able to through the Join app on your tablet and whatever SMS app on your phone.
Join The app is like pushbullet with support for more complex stuff if integrated with IFTTT. For example I set it to open any pc software when I say to google assistant open --- on my pc (This requires another great app called Tasker). I believe both are Android exclusives.
You can use Cortana in Windows 10 to get your Android notifications through her. : [link]
Or a very slick method is to use Join, which can be used to do almost anything, using Tasker: [link]
Join + whatever SMS app you want. I've been using it for months with Textra and really happy with it, and all the other features outside of texting (mirroring notifications, pushing links, clipboard etc) make the one-time payment completely worth it. The desktop extension only works with Google Chrome currently though.
I use Join by JoaoApps. It will send text messages but it will also do a lot of other stuff between Chrome and your phone, like transferring Chrome tabs, sharing your clipboard, typing into an app on your phone. It's paid but you get a free trial. For me it's well worth paying for.
I tried hangouts and whatsapp, and I loved being able to use the web but they just felt too janky to me.
I'm using the Join App for messaging online since Pushbullet is no longer free.
+1 pour Kodi
join (alternative a Pushbullet sans abonnement) devrait être intégré à Android c est le chaînon manquant de l intégration PC(mac linux) /mobile...
For starters you can change every Join setting through Tasker. You can for example change so it only mirrors notifications to your home computer if you are at home etc.
You can also use it to automatically send messages, your clipboard etc depending on various Tasker triggers.
Join also has the ability to forward incoming messages to EventGhost. It makes it super easy to communicate with your computer even if you're not on the same network. :)
If you like Pushbullet, you'll probably find Join to be much better. And while Textra usually gets the most attention, YAATA SMS is better.
That's great to hear that Pulse works. It seems similar to PB and Join, although I mostly use the latter two for syncing and sending messages/files. Can you try Join ([link]) since it has a free trial? Would be great to get some feedback!
Join is also an option with the advantage that it's a one time $4.99 for unlimited access instead of Pushbullet requiring that much a month or $39.99 annually if you want to send more than 100 messages a month
By "use their own database" I'm assuming that you are wanting something that will allow you to send your texts from multiple devices. Join by Joaoapps will do this. It syncs through your Google Drive (and you can even encrypt it if you want). It also does notification syncing and a huge amount of other things.
PB breaks stuff with certain updates to the app also. SMS didn't work for a while thanks to PB. i uninstalled it and everything worked again. PB fixed the issue, but i never bothered installing it again. Join is working great for me when i want to send links from my work computer to home PC, phone, or vice versa.
Can't speak directly to AutoRemote on Android N, but Joao likely might be able to shed some light on it. He's on vacation though for like another week.
Have you looked into using <strong>Join</strong> to do the clipboard functions? A lot of folks have moved over to Join from AutoRemote for things like this, the setup/interface/data transmission is a lot smoother.
That's some pretty creative stuff! I might borrow that part about sending text messages. Then again, I just installed Join by joaoapps, so I'm gonna have to test how well it works with SMS (not home at the moment).
Just FYI Android users, Join is a great alternative that does tab sending and it can push tabs to any Android or Windows device or anything that can run Chrome extension.
Join is made by the same guy that made many amazing Android apps like Autovoice and Autowear etc.
It's a one time purchase and works flawlessly. You can send and reply to texts, take a screenshot of your phone. Execute Tasker commands on your phone and much more.
You should try out Join. It seems to be mentioned quite a bit but its a great alternative. I switched once PB wanted to charge monthly and am so glad I did.