Mobile notification management tool
Pushbullet is a free browser add-on developed by Pushbullet. This productivity tool enables users to connect their mobile devices to their PCs to manage incoming notifications. With it, they will be able to read and reply to messages without having to use their phones or tablets.
Pushbullet supports various messaging services like WhatsApp, Kik, or Facebook Messenger. This level of integration provides a seamless connection between PC and devices for real-time syncing of data and notifications. What's more, it features cross-platform compatibility and multiple browsers so it can be used with practically any kind of device.
How does it work exactly?
Pushbullet essentially lets you transform your PC into an extension of your mobile device and vice versa. With it, you can establish a connection between the two and manage various aspects of your devices, such as notifications. As such, you can easily read and reply to messages without even having to open your phone or tablet. It supports various popular messaging solutions, so integration is quite seamless, too.
After installing it on your PC and smartphone device, you then choose the account you want to use with it. You can even connect multiple ones to it. That way, you can quickly switch among them and manage all of them as needed. True to its name, once connected, Pushbullet will let you push links, notes, or even files (under 25MB) to and fro instantly.
Just a couple of quick test notes on the free version for your consideration. As mentioned earlier, you can send any file under 25MB instantaneously. If you need a bigger size allowance, you need to purchase a Pro subscription for up to 1GB, along with 100 GB of storage space, up from 2GB. Also, you are limited to 100 messages per month, while unlimited on the paid version.
A system of interconnected devices
In summary, Pushbullet is one of those tools that you will understand and appreciate only once you've tried it yourself. Its concept is brilliant, and the execution is even more so. It can manage multiple devices, lets you send files, and it just works seamlessly and reliably. Highly recommended.