If you are currently a PushBullet user you already know how awesome it is! If you haven’t tried PushBullet yet I have only one question – Why not?
In it’s most basic form, PushBullet is a means to send/share between your computer, phone, tablet and contacts. For example, you take a picture with your phone and you want that picture on your computer and/or tablet, you simply push the picture to your selected device. You are on your phone browsing around, or run across something you want to explore a little further on your PC, simply push the link to your PC. When you are home, viola – there’s the page on your computer.
My current setup is the following:
- Blackberry Z30
- Samsung Galaxy Tablet
- Nexus 5 (on wifi – no SIM)
- Main PC (notebook)
- Secondary PC (desktop)
As I’m on my Blackberry browsing around the Internet I may run across a picture I want on my desktop PC, an app I would like on my tablet, and an article I want to read in-depth on my notebook. Using Push I share with the Pushbullet app on my phone. So, push the picture to desktop, the app link to my tablet and the web link to my notebook – all with only a few taps! Now when I’m on those devices later I don’t have to worry about checking my mail and getting whatever it is – the Push app on the corresponding device has received, and displays the push for me. Simple!
In the past I would email myself with things I wanted to share on my other devices. This worked great until I deleted this email on one of my devices, and hadn’t checked my email on the device it was intended for. So now we’re back-tracking and emailing again; making it a point to go home and check email on the other device. Now I just push, and forget about it – it’s waiting for me on the intended device.
Pushbullet also works with contacts. I have a few contacts that live in other countries who haven’t installed BBM, or a free means to transfer data. Obviously I don’t want to use SMS with these contacts because it cost money to text offshore. Using Push I can send those links and pictures with ease just by selecting them as a recipient instead of a device.
Best of all, there are Pushbullet clients available for everything! That’s right – apps for most mobile devices, and clients for the main browsers and operating systems!
Check out Pushbullet here – click Apps to get your device-specific app.
If anybody wishes to add me to test this out, or see what its all about, just let me know.