We love our smartphones. So much that we end up using them for the better part of our days. That PC/Mac however, comes at a close second. What if there was a way to bridge the gap between our computers and smartphones/tablets, sharing files, links, text, maps and more from one place to another?
Pushbullet is that magic sauce, a service that makes pushing data from your phone to the desktop and vice versa in the most painless, seamless and effortless way known to man. But that’s not all. You can use Pushbullet to send anything to your friends too!
Pushbullet works for most of the major mobile OSes and desktop OSes:
- Chrome extension
- FireFox extension
- Safari support
Here are some of the features which make PushBullet a must-have on your phone and browsers:
Access phone/tablet notifications directly on your computer
Never miss a call or SMS or any other phone activity ever again as you are working on your PC/Mac. Pushbullet pushes all notifications to a browser which has the PushBullet extension installed. If you are using Chrome, you can easily dismiss a notification from both the computer and Chrome simultaneously.
Send SMS messages from the comfort of your browser
No need to fiddle with your phone if you want to fire up a quick text to your contacts. Pushbullet notifies you of any texts if you enable that setting. You can either reply to a pop-up notification or start a whole new conversation yourself, right from the browser!
Send files, links, text between all your mobile and computing devices
So you were browsing on your PC/Mac and suddenly came across a picture/text/link that you wanted to push on your phone. Just right-click it, and select ‘Send to PushBullet’ and presto! Its now on your other device. Bear in mind this feature relies on internet connectivity so if you push something to your phone without internet, the notification is going to show up as soon as you connect it online.
You want to send a file from your smartphone to tablet? Preferably without the whole mess of cables? Pushbullet can help you do that too. The app has a 25MB limit for file transfers though so its good enough for small tihngs.
These features are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to PushBullet. If you use a mobile device and a computer, you need to have this running and cut the cord. Highly recommended for casual and power users alike.