CashNotify delivers Stripe alerts right where your business happens Two weeks ago I launched , my first app for . CashNotify Mac The initial feedbacks were , with so many constructive requests (multi-account support anyone?) that I joined forces with my partner-in-crime, , to grow CashNotify together. amazing Bastien Here’s why we’re building it, and why you should care. This is our introductory post for CashNotify, an app for businesses who want to know what’s happening in their Stripe account. To fully enjoy it, you should read it while listening to Abba — Money Money Money . No Stripe alert = losing money One of the latest digital products we’ve worked on (a ) uses Stripe to process payments. I remember spending hours refreshing the Stripe dashboard, to see our very first customers pay us. Exciting times 🤑 paywall for Slack communities Then we had our . The whole experience was so : first, our customer had to notify . Then we had to figure out how to remove the fraud alert, before finally being able to ask our customer to try again. first failed payment painful *us* In the end we solved the issue and were paid. But we could have lost that customer. At the very least, we could have saved ourselves and our customer from some stress by being proactive, and with the payment. calling him as soon as we knew there was a problem So I looked for solutions to get notified of such events. It turns out that . requires you to set-up a webhook and write server-side code (PHP, Ruby, etc.). You could hack something through IFTTT recipes, but that’s not what I’d call reliable. Email and mobile apps are big No-No’s, because both are what I call Productive-Time-Suckers™. it’s not easy Stripe’s official documentation Notifications, not stress My ideal application would , not the other way around. And my workflow is, like most freelancers or other digital entrepreneurs I know of: fit in my current workflow I sit at my desk, I open my laptop (ok, “I open my macbook”), I work, and I try very hard to stay focused. Which means that the ideal notification should: come on my Mac, do not take space — mental or screen, always , notifying me as soon as this happens, watch important events for me and let me easily catch on the inevitably missed notifications. The closest thing I found was Alex Maccaw’s project. Unfortunately it’s not maintained, and I never managed to make it work. Stripe Push Building my ideal Stripe app So I set up to build , named . an easy and simple app to get Stripe notifications on macOS CashNotify It automatically retrieves events from your Stripe account (such as successful or failed payments), and to your desktop when something happens in your account. If you don’t want the notifications, fear not! You will still from your menubar, and can access the full-details page on Stripe in 1 click. pushes notifications view all your latest Stripe events CashNotify: Get Stripe notifications on your Mac CashNotify allows you to: , only one icon away. No more logging into your browser or loading that (otherwise nice) dashboard. Access your Stripe events from your menu bar Native notifications will alert you as soon as a payment fails, so you can jump on it right away. Of course, you’ll also be notified of successful payments, so you can celebrate :) Stay on top of failed payments. Your Stripe API key is the only thing CashNotify needs to work. This is one click to get it, and one click to paste it. Then let CashNotify always run in the background, so you don’t miss anything. Start easily. All data comes straight from Stripe to your desktop. No intermediate server is involved. Your Stripe API key is encrypted in your local keychain. So you know, it’s safe. Stay secure. Wether you use Stripe directly via their API, or via Shopify, Squarespace, Weebly, BigCommerce or , CashNotify will work. Work with any service using Stripe. any other compatible e-commerce it’s featured in . Be confident: Stripe’s official app directory Access all your Stripe notifications in 1 click Others love it! I spent a few weeks reaching out to people who I think would extract the most value of the app. People like bootstrappers, solo founders, consultants, digital nomads, people who are . selling products online Turns out that these guys ! love CashNotify Using Stripe? Here’s how CashNotify can help you. So many people use Stripe to create awesome businesses all over the world. Here’s how CashNotify has already helped some of them: Pieter is an entrepreneur who sells many digital products. CashNotify enables him to track across his business, at a glance. how much he makes every day Claire has a consulting gig generating low volume / large sums. CashNotify triggers her to jump on the phone and contact the customer . if a payment fails, as soon as it occurs David is a small-biz owner, selling a recurring subscription product. They often need to on Stripe. CashNotify helps his team do it better and faster, by not having to go through Stripe’s logs to see payment results. make TEST payments CashNotify is built with freelancers and small businesses in mind. If you value your time and money, and , then it’s been designed for you. can’t spend your day in Stripe’s dashboard You can or . buy CashNotify now download a trial Cheers,Julien Ma @supacruz Was this helpful? Please give it a 💚 so others can find it. Part of this post has been adapted from the interview I gave to BetaList . Originally published at cashnotify.com .