A few days ago I stumbled upon the coolest app I’ve ever put on my phone: Android Notifier.
This app takes all the notifications from your phone like incoming calls, SMS/MMS messages, battery status, etc, and displays them on your desktop. Automagically. You just install the app on your phone, install the app on your desktop, and BAM! It magically sends notifications to your desktop.
It is smart enough to use the notification system appropriate for your system, like Growl or libnotify, and provides an encryption option if you are worried about other people seeing your txt messages as they are sent to your desktop.
Anyways, I’m loving it. I often forget my phone in my bedroom in the morning, which makes me miss calls because it isn’t loud enough for me to hear in my office. It also warns me when my battery is getting low.