How to forward texts and call notifications from your Android device to your PC

How to forward texts and call notifications from your Android device to your PC
The ability to connect your phone, tablet, and PC, in a way that allows you to send and receive texts or carry out conversations on either device is not a new one, however, it is fairly young in its development. The concept is part of Apple's "continuity" ideology that was introduced last year, with iOS 8. It can also be seen in Samsung's Flow, which is still in beta, but offers functions much similar.

Well, what if you are not stocked up on devices from either company's ecosystem? Good news is that, so long as you have an Android smartphone, you can still have notifications pushed to your PC, or another mobile device running the same OS, using a pretty nifty app. Check it out below!

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9 Comments

1. Yaldabaoth

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

I use Motorola Connect to text (SMS) on my Chromebook all the time. The call notifications are not as useful.

2. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I know that continuity was introducted last year, but you do realize that pushbullet was out for more than a year before that? Although not everything was implemented, sms, whatsapp, send files, links and notifications was there and working.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Hey Paul, I've been considering to use this app. Can you advise if it consumes too much battery to get notifications on PC ? Also, how would you rate the reliability of the app ? Thanks.

4. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

its actually quite good if you are constantly on laptop. 1 thing i don like is that if i miss a notification from my macbook after some time or dismiss it accidentally, I cannot get that notification back to reply.

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Could you not get even within the app itself in history or something ? I PushBullet does show the history of files transferred. Not sure notification hitory tho

6. idget500

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Yah, Hangouts has been doing this since they added SMS. I have been doing this for around a year.

7. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I prefer the more reliable alternative, AirDroid. I get all my texts and calls notifications, in addition, if I want to move files from phone to PC, I can.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I don't need anything pushed to my PC at work. But at home I still find the best combination to be a tablet talk and whatsapp web combo. Works flawlessly and is quite simple. Tablet Talk has been around for ages and the only drawback was no whatsapp, but now that we have whatsapp web I am set.

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

iphonearena giving false credit to Apple again I see.

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