Join started as an application from João Dias that made it much easier to sync and share content between devices. At the time, the main player in the game was an application called Pushbullet, but even it received some negative backlash from the community when some of its features were gated off behind a subscription service. Since then Join has stepped up as a viable alternative, but lately, the application has received updates that put it far and beyond what the original application did. It has just received a big update to version 2.0 that adds support for IFTTT, predefined remote actions, and much more.
One of the highlights from this big 2.0 update is the added support for three new devices. Previously, Join had support for different devices thanks to the Android application, the Chrome and Firefox extensions, the Windows 10 application, and even its web portal. This new update adds support for IFTTT, Note-RED, and MQTT. So for example, you are now able to trigger the hundreds of IFTTT services from any device that is connected to Join. Node-RED is a programming tool that lets you wire together hardware devices, APIs, and online services.
João Dias describes Node-RED as Tasker for the Windows, MacOS, and Linux PC, and this new Join update can now trigger any of these automated tasks. Another highlight of this update is labeled as “Actions” in the side menu of the application. It will let you do predefined tasks on remote devices. For example, we can do things like quickly sending a voice note from one device to another, open applications remotely, dictate a tweet from your device, and more. The update also gives you the ability to target Tasker then your predefined actions can perform anything it or its plugins support.
Check out the video above to see the new features of Join 2.0.