5 free alternatives to the not-so-free-now Pushbullet app for Android

5 free alternatives to the not-so-free-now Pushbullet app for Android
Android users are probably familiar with Pushbullet, which is an excellent piece of software to synchronize your smartphone and personal computer. Pushbullet has the ability to transfer files between your computer and Android device, send SMS messages from the desktop and view all your notifications right on the computer screen.

The app was free for a while, but nowadays, that's no longer the case. Pushbullet's free version is limited, and unlocking the full functionality costs five dollars per month. Unfortunately, the developers took a rather bullish approach to monetization and made the free version almost useless in the process. App makers tend to offer the essential functionality for free, and add optional, but very convenient paid features to convince users to splurge. But Pushbullet straight-up cut desktop notifications, unlimited SMS, large file transfers, and universal copy and paste, among other nice things.

If you aren't amused by that, you can opt for free alternatives. Thankfully, these are aplenty! Here are five apps that cover most of Pushbullet's aspects, or just different parts of its functionality without asking for a paid subscription.

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source: GettingGeek

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11 Comments

1. aasifmaqsood

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

any app for controling mobile camera from pc??

3. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

If you own a flagship Samsung phone and you have an above average router,there is nothing better than SideSync. Honestly its as good as it gets. It receives poor review due to people using mid tier phones or really crappy routers. With Sidesync you basically have your whole phone on ur pc.You can do anything that you can on your phone. Heck you can even play games if you have a recent phone and a good router.

8. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

you can also remotely control the smartphone, like in remote desktop connection from PC to your galaxy device ;) really sweet, not sure how practical, but nice if for instance you want to make a prezentaiton or something.

2. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Five dollars a month, not a year; yeah lets see how that works out for them.

4. souvikroy1111

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I pay less than $2/month for 1gb 3g data who will pay $5 every month for this? atleast they wont find any subscribers in my country

5. canner

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

not a good move when there are so many free alternatives.

6. QBerto

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 17, 2016

A few weeks ago pushbullet stop to send notifications between Android devices, so I uninstalled, now I'm sure I did the right choice, I hope nobody pays that expensive fee and developers get broken xD

7. epdm2be

Posts: 816; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Why did nobody mention the oldest and most reliable free alternative, MyPhoneExplorer? To aasifmaqsood: you can control your android camera remotely with airdroid.

9. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I used Pushbullet mainly to get addresses to my phone, but just using a Chrome browser on a desktop and Google Maps accomplishes that better. So I installed PB a long time ago.

10. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

That should have read "uninstalled PB a long time ago."

13. Beaustir45

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

If anyone is looking at this article now: PLEASE GO DOWNLOAD YAPPY, their dev team is great and they don't have a sms message limit on their free tier like the other apps.

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