Pushbullet moves your notifications and documents wherever you need to go.

Pushbullet is an application available to most devices, applications, and operating systems in which, once installed, it connects these into one network of notifications and information sharing. I’m currently using it on Chrome on my MacBook Pro and my mobile phone, which is a Galaxy s5, and I appreciate the crossover. To be honest, I lost my phone for a few hours while testing out this app, and it was useful being able to read and respond to text messages without leaving my homework to look for my phone.

Until very recently, I used a mobile phone with a sliding keyboard and no data package; so I am still getting accustomed to being in this decade. I find it odd that I have so much information in one device, and I have so many different options how to communicate with people. I still prefer using my MacBook Pro for most of my communications aside from straight phone calls, and I found Pushbullet useful to that end. It is much easier to type text messages than to play around with an unfamiliar and rather expansive touch screen. Pushbullet also offers easy sharing of links and files between devices.

On the computer/Chrome end, the settings are pretty simple. You can dismiss and turn off notifications as they occur. You can set it so that every notification you would receive on your phone also appears in your browser; however the Chrome notifications for everything besides messages I ended up turning off. Most of the applications I use and check regularly are already connected intrinsically: Skype, Facebook, Twitter, email, etc. Though, I can see the appeal for something like Pushbullet for someone who likes to remain a little more plugged in than I do or who may juggle more than two devices at a time.

Both interfaces I interacted with were straightforward and easy to use. Overall, I would recommend Pushbullet to people who like staying constantly connected and would like to manage their notifications between devices in one convenient application.

Pushbullet is free for download for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac and can be accessed through internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera). For more information on Pushbullet, visit pushbullet.com.

Pushbullet

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Pushbullet

Pushbullet

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