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Pushbullet shows all of your phone's notifications right on your PC

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Pushbullet shows all of your phone's notifications right on your PC

Pushbullet is a simple app with a wonderful premise. Essentially, it's about sharing content across your desktop and Android/iOS mobile devices in the easiest way possible. Once you install the app, open Pushbullet.com on your computer and log-in to both with your Google or Apple account. Now you are able to "push" stuff from one device to another - notes, URLs, links, lists, and pretty much everything except actual bullets.

When an item gets pushed to a smartphone or tablet, you will be greeted with a notification. Notes and lists open within the app, links are handled by your browser of choice, and files are opened by associated apps. Once pushed to the targeted device, the items can be shared with other devices that aren't your own (read: your contacts). If their owners don't have Pushbullet installed, they will be invited to get it via e-mail.

Pushing items from a mobile device to your computer works in a similar fashion. You'll need to have the Pushbullet Chrome or Firefox extensions installed, and check the Notification Mirroring function inside the Android app. Now, the app will push all notifications, including those from calls, messages, and e-mails, in the upper corner of your desktop. Nifty!

Users of cloud storage apps, such as Dropbox, can open files from them within Pushbullet, and push them around. Programmers can also benefit from the Pushbullet API which enables the service within their applications.

Developer: PushbulletDownload: Android, iOS, Desktop
Genre: ProductivityPrice: Free

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posted on 06 Jun 2014, 09:31

1. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)

can we reply notifications via pc ?

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 10:37 1

2. steelew (Posts: 209; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

You can open things you send to your pc and links to websites (there is a chrome extension as well) but you cannot reply to text messages.

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 18:42

7. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

You can reply with AirDroid

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 06:02

10. h27_Venom (Posts: 76; Member since: 16 May 2014)

you can do that with mightytext...!!!!!

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 11:22

3. wilsong17 (unregistered)

Actually there is one app that will alow you to do that. I forgot something to do with you being connected with WiFi tethering

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 12:29

4. xperian (Posts: 382; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)

Can you see when someone is calling with this app?

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 13:12

5. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3578; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Yes, all notifications are mirrored to your PC. You can uncheck any apps you want to disable the notifications for. But you do see who is calling as well as the picture (if you have any)

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 18:34 1

6. Sauce (unregistered)

It's good that this is available for Androiders and WP.

It's great to receive all my notifications on my Macbook.
iOS8 is gonna make it even better with the ability to answer actual phone calls and SMS texts (non-iMessage) on my Macbook.

Looking forward for this when I get a OnePlus

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 03:34

8. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3578; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Small question for you. When you answer the phone on your mac, does the call go through your iPhone or Mac? (not trolling, just a genuine question)

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 08:43

9. Sauce (unregistered)

Handoff (the feature) allows Mac devices near an iPhone to place and receive calls. The iPhone is a relay to the Mac. We then can answer a call or text from non-iPhone users (landlines, Android phones etc) from our Mac which is useful if our phone is charging or is across the room etc etc etc.

This also works with a bunch of apps like.." Mail, Safari, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Messages, Reminders, Calendar, and Contacts. There's also a Handoff API for developers, which will likely see Handoff capabilities added to a range of different (third party) apps"

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