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PushBullet Receives Full UI Makeover – Adds Widgets, View Pushes From Any Device, and More

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PushBullet, one of our favorite producitivity apps, received a major update today to version 11.1 which introduces a UI makeover and all sorts of new features. For those not familiar, PushBullet originally started out as an app that allowed you to instantly send information to your Android device from the web. You could send a quick list, an address, note, link to a website, or even a file. It has grown over the last year, now allowing you to send information from one mobile device to another, assuming you have multiple Android devices. 

In today’s update, though, you get a brand new UI that turns the app into a modern Android app with hamburger menu (slideout navigation), a way to browse all pushes from any device, and new widgets that work on both home and lock screens. The changelog also says that you can push files with the app, but I have yet to figure that one out unless they mean links and messages. Edit: Pushing of files needs to be initiated from the file you want to share. For example, if you want to send an image, you need to be on that image, then press the Android share button, and choose “Push This.” You can then send files through the app.

If you aren’t using PushBullet and own multiple Android devices or constantly move from computer to phone throughout the day, you should be using PushBullet. Don’t forget to pick-up the Chrome extension as well to make the experience that much more seamless.

What’s new:

  • Completely redesigned and improved UI!
  • You can now push files with the app
  • Check out the new homescreen and lockscreen widgets
  • Browse all of your pushes from any of your devices
  • Improved push reliability
  • Added options to send us feedback in the app
  • And more!

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Cheers Adam!

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    There’s a Firefox extension too, BTW

  • coolsilver

    yup got it earlier this morning. faster than the google search rollout

  • rfranken

    Do people prefer this over Pocket?

    • trixnkix637

      I utilize both. Pushbullet for links I want quick access to later & to push files to my device. Pocket for links & articles I plan to revisit more than once. It’s a great setup either way.

  • GJV

    Aaaaaand login page seems to be broken on their website. Rats.

    • guzba

      Sorry about that. If you have a sec could you shoot me an email at ryan@pushbullet.com and let me know a bit about what’s happening and what browser your running and hopefully I can get this fixed fast :)

    • guzba

      This should be working now. Let me know at ryan@pushbullet.com if it still isn’t fixed for you :)

  • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

    To push files, log into their website select Push To This Device on the one you want to send a file to, and then the 4th option is File. I haven’t tried it yet but it says max 10 mb.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      No, I know about that. This update says the app allows you to push files, as in, push files from one device to another device. Right now, I’m only seeing the option to send notes and URLs.

      • guzba

        To push files you have to Share/Send a file from either the Gallery or a file manager app. It’s all through the intent system right now :) I’ll add a file picker on our end soon too.