We have all wished for it at some point, that smartphones have the ability to automatically send notifications to our computers while we’re either too busy to too lazy to pick them up. There are a few apps out there that can make this happen, but Pushbullet takes it to a whole new level. Not only does it mirror notifications from an Android phone to the computer, as soon as they pop up on the smartphone, but it also lets users send files, links, lists, text and maps from the computer to the phone, this works the other way around as well.
Pushbullet also takes it a step further, letting users share all of aforementioned content with their friends, provided that they too are using this application. Notifications are mirrored through a Chrome or Firefox extension, all notifications will be sent through once its set up. Users have the ability to toggle notifications per app, so if they’re at work, they can choose not to receive Facebook or Twitter notifications.
One feature that it does lack is the ability to respond to notifications. Co-founder Ryan Oldenburg tells TechCrunch that the feature is being considered, and that it may make its way to Pushbullet in the future. They’re also working on dedicated apps for Windows and OS X, which will eliminate the need for browser extensions.
Pushbullet is available as a free download from the Google Play Store. Its a free service that may come in handy, and with its feature set expected to be improved in the near future, it would certainly stand out from its rivals.