As a Priv user I miss Blend. I miss being able to see BBM and SMS along with other connectivity options as well.
In my search for something “similar” I came across Vysor. Check it out…
Vysor lets you view your Android phone on your PC screen. You can use your mouse and keyboard to run your phone just as if you were using your fingers on the screen.
Install the app from GPlay and run it
You’ll need Chrome browser and to add the extension for the Vysor app. Use the send link to get your PC setup.
The free version limits you to a USB connection along with a max of 500k of speed between etc. The paid version gets you higher speed, resolution, and WiFi access.
BBM, SMS, along with any app on your phone is accessible from your PC. I paid for a year of access for about $12 CAD just to try out the full meal deal. It’s something in the range of $50 for a permanent license. Let’s just say that I expect something better coming for us, so I only did a year.
So far I am using this all day every day at the office. It helps me stay in touch on BBM and SMS without having to touch my Priv, along with a couple of apps not native to my PC.
You have to initially connect to the phone with USB but after that you can go wireless with the paid version.
Is it Blend? No. Does it help me? Yes.