Pushbullet is a useful app when you want to link together the information available on your entire collection of internet connected devices.
- Sync messages across your PC and mobile device
- Make use of channels to keep up with the subjects that interest you
- Available on Android, iPhone, Windows, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera
- Registration simply requires a Facebook or Google account
- Comes backed by an API developers can use to integrate Pushbullet into their own software
- Selection of channels are both deep and diverse
- Offers less features than other cross-platform syncing apps
- Limited options for free users
Technology has become an integral part of most peoples' lives, but as processing power becomes exponentially greater and new tech becomes increasingly affordable, our connection to the online world is split between any number of devices. A user might make use of a desktop at the office, a laptop for surfing the web and using apps at home, a phone while on the go, and a tablet for more intensive mobile needs. Pushbullet allows you to combine all of your online enabled devices into a single ecosystem, giving you greater control over your professional and private social communications and giving you versatile access regardless of the device you're currently using. While smart phones have become increasingly more advanced machines capable of supporting a wide range of apps, they still serve primarily as a communications platform. Pushbullet ensures that you'll never have to miss out on messages just because you don't have your phone on hand. When you install Pushbullet on your computer, you can have all of your notifications show up in a clean and unobtrusive interface. Whether you're talking about texts, phone calls, or WhatsApp messages, you'll get your information on your computer screen nearly immediately. One of the best parts is that you can use your computer to send out missives through your phone. You won't have to rely on a twitchy touchscreen to send SMS or WhatsApp messages when you have Pushbullet installed on your machine. The ability to share information with chat messaging services facilitates a seamless experience where your communications carry over to your other devices regardless of where you happen to go. More substantial information can also be easily shared between your devices. By using the browser extension for Pushbullet, you can take any web link and have it transferred right to your phone, a great choice when you're looking to catch up on interesting recipes, analysis, or news articles on the road. Similarly, you can send files straight from your computer to your phone and vice versa. Further rounding out the Pushbullet experience is the inclusion of channels. These provide you with the means to get the news and information you're interested in across every device you own. The channels available are vast and varied. Keep up to date on new sales and specials by subscribing to the Humble Bundle or Amazon Free App of the Day channels. Stay abreast of new business developments by following the acquisitions channels for major players like Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Or have the newest materials from popular comics like Cyanide & Happiness, xkcd, and the Oatmeal directed right to your devices. While Pushbullet's basic features are free to use, a Pro subscription provides a number of useful perks. Pro users get unlimited messaging, more cloud storage space, and the ability to send significantly larger files.