August 29, 2014

Android App Spotlight: Pushbullet

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Ever had that moment when you are working on your computer and then at the end of the day you realised that you have 2 missed calls, 10 text messages, 20 app updates and 50 social notifications? Well I may be exaggerating the numbers a bit but you get the point. Sometimes out phone isn't near us and we tend to miss a lot of notifications. Well the team behind Pushbullet aims to solve all your missed notifications.

The idea of Pushbullet is simple: push all your incoming notifications and display them as a pop-up on your PC. Pushbullet automatically shows you all of your phone's notifications right on your computer. This means you can see who's calling or read text messages even if your phone is on silent or in another room.

Pushbullet - screenshot

That's not all, Pushbullet also makes it easy to send pictures, files, links, and more to your devices and even to friends.

Sending things with Pushbullet is the easiest way to share things between your devices:
  • Push a link to your phone by just right-clicking on it on your computer. You can then go right to the link by tapping on the notification.
  • Send pictures and other files to your phone wirelessly from your computer and open them right from the notification. No more digging things out of your email inbox or Dropbox.
  • Send any address over to your phone so you can get right into Google Maps instead of having to look it up again on your phone.
  • Put a todo list right in your notification tray and check of items as you go.
What else? Well, Pushbullet also enables you to reply to text messages from your computer if you're using a texting app that supports quick-reply via Pushbullet! Apps that support this are chomp SMS, EvolveSMS, Vegas SMS, and Sliding Messaging.

You can get Pushbullet for free in the Google Play Store. It is definitely worth getting and trying out!