Pushbullet is one of the most popular applications available now in the Google Play Store, because of it’s so powerful and it eventually “pushes” your notifications up to a desktop computer so that you can seamlessly control your device from there.
It already got updated with IFTTT support, following the taskbar integration last month and it’s time to take a look at some of the best uses of Pushbullet. Downloadable in four different ways and installed as well – depending on where you want to get started with or send notifications from.
From any of the four apps or extensions, you can send anything of the others and below are the functionality that’s built right into Pushbullet.
Send links between devices: In a way, Pushbullet is what Chrome to Phone was intended to be (before it was abandoned in favor of Chrome tab sync). From your desktop, using the Chrome or Firefox extension, you can send a link to your phone or tablet with the click of a button.
Copy files to other devices: Pushbullet can copy files from one device to another, including pictures, videos, music files, PDFs, APKs, and just about anything else that you can copy. While Dropbox is a pretty good solution for some file movement, being able to push a file directly from one device to another without a middleman can be useful.
Open an address in your maps app: One of the sucky things about Chrome to Phone getting abandoned is that moving a Maps location from your desktop to your phone is a little harder. If you’re in Maps on the desktop, you can send a link from where you’re at. You can also send an address without opening up Maps at all with the address function. Both options open directly in the Maps app on Android. iOS requires you to open the address in the Pushbullet app first, but then it will jump to your maps application.
Put a to-do list in your notification shade: Sometimes you need a to-do list to be in your face and you need it immediately. You can create a checklist from the Pushbullet extension and push it directly to your phone or tablet. Or vice versa.
With the latest update, Pushbullet will let users send text from their desktops to their Android phones. A text message can also be initiated using Chrome Extension. Download Pushbullet on Android device and browser with the Chrome add-on package.
How to use Pushbullet on desktop
In order to send an SMS, users will need to tap on the browser plugin button for Pushbullet and it will apparently see an ‘SMS’ tab there. Tapping on the option, users need to choose the device for sending the text message and type the recipents name and the SMS. Once clicked on Send button, the message will be sent and since the text is actually sent through your Android phone, your recipents will see your name or number as the message arrives.
Notably, the entire text message you sent will also be available on your phone so that you can pick up the concersation on the handset easily. Users with the previous version of Pushbullet only got the ability to reply to a message using this app and not sending it back. Today, Pushbullet updated with the latest one, which will let users send text messages directly from their desktop PCs.
(Download Pushbullet from Play store from here for free)