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

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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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posted on 17 Mar 2016, 12:39

1. aasifmaqsood (Posts: 27; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)

any app for controling mobile camera from pc??

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 13:38

3. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Jul 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.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 06:41

8. TheOldOne (Posts: 196; Member since: 29 Mar 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.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 12:43 1

2. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 14:05 1

4. souvikroy1111 (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Apr 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

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 14:07

5. canner (Posts: 68; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)

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

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 19:08

6. QBerto (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Mar 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

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 19:14

7. epdm2be (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Why did nobody mention the oldest and most reliable free alternative, MyPhoneExplorer?

To aasifmaqsood: you can control your android camera remotely with airdroid.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 11:27

9. Kary1 (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Jun 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.

posted on 20 Mar 2016, 08:51

10. Kary1 (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)

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

posted on 12 May 2017, 01:09

11. saybyte (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Feb 2017)

To sync data from mobile phone to computer, such mobile data manager tool is really helpful. It helps us get access to all data and transfer them to computer for backup via usb cable.

posted on 12 May 2017, 01:17

12. AnnieChow (Posts: 59; Member since: 28 Jun 2016)

When you sync data from phone to computer, use an android assistant tool, you can save a lot of time to transfer or backup text messages, contacts, photos, and other media files like videos, music files.

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