When you browse the web, you might see interesting links, downloads and other useful info. Now what if you wanted to actually send some of these files and URLs to your Android phone. Although there are many free tools which offer this service, PushBullet is a relatively new service which does this job. You can easily send any file, links, notes, lists, addresses to your Android phone without having to connect your phone. The message is just pushed to your phone using your Google Account.
Generally if you want to send across a file, you either Dropbox it or use any cloud storage and then download it on your device, but with PushBullet, you don’t have to do these. With PushBullet, you can push the file right from your computer to my phone and, importantly, into your phone’s notifications. This means when I pick my phone up, I can get to that file instantly with a click on the notification.
You need to connect the service on your browser as well as your phone to your Google account. You can visit www.pushbullet.com and authorize to use your account. Similarly you can download the app from Google Play and then authorize it to use your account. Once both are connected, you can view the connected phone in the dashboard of PushBullet.
You can send lists, files, notes etc. Another useful feature is that you can even push addresses. Just push the address or a search query to my phone and start navigation by just clicking the notification.
There is also a Google Chrome extension makes it incredibly easy to push webpages and Google Maps addresses right to your phone.
PushBullet takes full advantage of Jelly Bean’s new notification features to show previews of images, lists, and notes. Overall PushBullet is pretty good tool even though there is restriction on the maximum file size you can send.