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PushBullet Is the App That Chrome to Phone Should Have Been


Google has been increasing the way our different devices interact through the web. With Chrome, all of our different tabs and history sync through our accounts with ease, but what about other types of information? As for me, I have sometimes emailed myself files, addresses, pictures, and other things that Google doesn’t sync through services. One way they did help people was with the old Chrome to Phone application, which allowed users to push links via an extension to their mobile device for easy access. But let’s face it, Chrome to Phone was weak sauce. 

This morning, a reader submitted PushBullet, an app that allows for the direct push of different info/files all through either a web interface or Chrome extension. It only takes a few steps to set up, but once you have, it’s a very valuable tool that merges both your computer and mobile device into a well-connected machine.


Once the app is installed on your device and you are signed into your Google account, you can choose to either send information to it from either their direct website or from their Google Chrome extension. From either of those, you can choose if you want to push a note, list, files, links, and all of that other stuff. After testing it out, it seems to work quite lovely and I will most definitely keep this one installed.

If you are all about pushing info from the desktop to your device, this is your new favorite app. Check it out and let us know what you think down below. This is the type of stuff that should come standard with Android.

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Chrome Extension Link

Cheers Adam!

  • Chris McClellan

    You’re all kidding, RIGHT? Chrome to mobile was a baby, a prototype for google’s built in chrome to mobile. That thing, “that android should have built-in,” is called chrome to mobile. And it is built into the android app for chrome. Sometimes I feel like even the most avid Android/Google fans don’t know anything. You guys are all acting like you don’t even know about Google’s real product, the chrome to mobile extension for chrome. It’s incredible!

    Either way, I think I like PushBullet’s ability to push notes, files, and list options, and would use them if I did not already have Flick Note and Resoph Notes that sync. And most people probably don’t have these, so they’ll find this useful. I just wish Google Notes was a good product and had an android app.

  • When I clicked on the Chrome Extension Link, it says “This application is not supported on this computer. Installation has been disabled.” and won’t let me install…

    • Found the answer. It requires Chrome version 23 and up.

  • Looks interesting, will give this a shot. But tbh, I use Google Drive for just about everything. Have tons of spreadsheets and documents filled with this sort of information. Looks like this might help w/the more trivial or immediate things I need to remember. Thanks.

  • j

    I’ve been using linkpush.. seems better than chrome to phone but I’ll give this a try

  • Justin Swanson

    This looks interesting but I want to be able to edit the push on my device as well (and update to other devices/web). I don’t want to use something as bulky as a drive file or evernote note. This looks perfect, just haven’t found a way to edit it on device..

  • I was very underwhelmed by this app when I tried it. I haven’t found anything decent since Awesome Drop went down.

  • Super stoked for this… been super disappointed with Chrome to Phone. Rarely sends links without me re-setting everything back up each time.

  • Goodriddance183

    You will forever be remembered for correctly utilizing “weak sauce” in a review. Oh, and I will also be trying this one out.

    • 1bad69z28

      LOL I see a t-Shirt in the making with “Weak Sauce”, need to hit up Tim A Tato on this one. 🙂

      • Goodriddance183

        I would buy it.

        • 1bad69z28

          Me too with the Droid Life symbol and Andy the Android on it 🙂

          • Goodriddance183

            Make it happen, DL!

          • Christopher Riner

            Droid life tees, with a small apple logo on the back inside of the universal ‘no’ red circle with the line through it, with a graffiti ‘weak sauce’ under the apple.

          • 1bad69z28

            Nice, very nice we really need to see if Tim A Tato can push this idea up the chain of command to kellex lol

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  • droidify

    Nice. This really works good.

  • Guest

    Looks like this app does the same thing as Data Jogger. Hopefully someone will create one where you can also send the same info from your phone to your laptop!!

  • xxdesmus

    Hopefully there will be a Firefox extension as well I hope?

    • John

      It’s on his todo list.

  • Gregolas

    Definitely trying this out. Thanks.

  • ajaxman93

    Not compatible with 2.3. Very disappointed.

    • Humberto Cortes

      what is 2.3? LoL!

      • ajaxman93

        The abomination that Verizon and Motorola forced us Droid X2 users to live with for 2 years. Not to mention that they promised ICS support, then changed their minds.

    • PhillipCun

      very disappointed and sorry to hear you’re still on 2.3

  • Yitz

    No option to push to multiple devices simultaneously?

    • I don’t see that option, but I bet that’s something that could come if you email them 😉

    • John

      Yep. it’s an upcoming feature.

  • Sounds cool, I’m actually installing it right now.

  • Uh.

    Google Drive?

    • Google Drive doesn’t help push a grocery list right to the notification bar of my phone. Game Day Bucket go boom!

      • I use Google Tasks with a 3rd party app for grocery lists. Works out for me, but it’s a shame that I’d need a 3rd party app at all.

        • PhillipCun

          or its great that 3rd party apps are allowed to use Google Tasks to sync data.

      • Jason Brown

        it must be her “swagger” but the way that chick lays down her chicken order and then says “game day bucket go boom!” is pretty sexy.

        • It’s because she says it with such confidence. And confidence is hot lol

  • Handy features for quick pushes of just about anything. Slick Agree should be a built in Android feature but then again if its always built-in then it limits the app ecosystem.

  • markgbe

    cool. trying it.