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Pushbullet Receives Update, Mirrors All Android Notifications on Desktop

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PushBullet, the app for Android that allows you to quickly transfer links, pictures, and notes between your smart devices and desktop Chrome browser, is one of those insanely useful tools you just can’t believe is free. And it keeps getting better.

Today, the PushBullet team introduced full notification mirroring, a feature that syncs all of your phone and tablet notifications to Chrome on PC. Viewable in Chrome’s notification tray (the bell-shaped icon in the system tray on Windows and the menu bar on Mac), they aren’t actionable – you can’t respond to a text from desktop, for example – but they can be dismissed.

PushBullet is available for download from the Play Store. I highly recommend it.

Edit: As a reader pointed out, PushBullet is also compatible with Firefox.

Play Link | Chrome Extension | Firefox Extension

  • Shawn John

    I can see google purchasing this app, then baking it into future versions of Android, it just makes sense. The ability to acknowledge notifications on your phone from your desktop is priceless, no more double acknowledging.

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  • vanity

    Today, the PushBullet team introduced full notification mirroring, a
    feature that syncs all of your phone and tablet notifications to Chrome
    on PC. Viewable in Chrome’s notification tray (the bell-shaped amazon.com Hottest deals icon in
    the system tray on Windows and the menu bar on Mac), they aren’t
    actionable – you can’t respond to a text from desktop, for example – but
    they can be dismissed.

    PushBullet is available for download from the Play Store. I highly recommend it.

  • Jason Kahn

    I think this has been available for at least three or four weeks? Anyway I love it. The only major change I’ve noticed since today’s update is it now launches Gmail in chrome when I click the notification.

  • Daniel

    This is amazing, just for the notification mirroring, which I feel like should just be built into Chrome since it works so well once you install this app on your various Android devices and then the Chrome (or Firefox) plugin. I use Firefox myself, but just installed the Chrome plugin so it can just run in the background and stay signed into my account. The app also does chrome-to-phone like stuff, but for me the appeal is the notification mirroring, when you clear a notification while on your desktop, it clears off your phone! (if you want that sorta thing)

  • b00sted

    This will be a god among apps the day I can respond to thus said txt from my phone on my pc

  • George

    i don’t understand the point of this. unless you don’t use chrome on your desk top or Google apps… basically Google apps can do all this stuff….its called Drive, Google keep, and chrome browser (you can accesses whatever your searching on you other devises easily), oh and if your awesome and have a Moto x then you also have Motorola connect…. yeah it seems like a nice app, but don’t see the point in have just another app on my phone that will take up space.

    • OF

      What in the world are you talking about, Willis? It mirrors your phone notifications on to your desktop, in case your phone isn’t next to you. it’s a damn cool app!

    • Suralin

      The Motorola Connect is limited to phone calls and text messages. This app mirrors all notifications. I personally wouldn’t find this as useful as say Google Now + Motorola Connect is for me, but for others, it’s great.

  • Deegan1212

    What’s the notification bar mod on in the picture? Loving that fading look.

    • NBM

      that’s just how the app looks

    • Gideon Waxfarb

      Really, the sooner the better.

  • Ray Gray

    google will buy Pushbullet sooner rather then later

    • Trevor

      And then take over the world.

      • EvanTheGamer

        I’d love to be part of a Google-owned world! Have been using Google related products for years now so I’d have no problem living in that world. Hell of a lot better than living in a world ran by Apples, that’s for sure!

        • Trevor

          At this point, Google pretty much owns my soul, so I’m already in Google’s world. But at least they seem to have their head on straight (most of the time). If they ever go to the dark side, all us Googlers are screwed.

  • Philip J. Fry

    Use this app daily. Like how we have the same resolution. :-)

  • http://www.geordienorman.com/ George Byers

    It also supports Firefox which is not mentioned in this article :)

    • EvanTheGamer

      OH?! Compatible with Firefox? Really? Awesome!

      I remember the first time Droid-Life posted about PushBullet and explained exactly what it does. I was so psyched up about it, but then sooner came to realize that the app only supported Chrome, and I was unfortunately no longer a Chrome user(still aren’t, went back to Firefox due to unexplained crashes and lockups with Chrome, a few years ago).

      So now when you said that PushBullet now works with Firefox, well, I’m psyched up again! Definitely giving this app a try since I almost always forget to take my phone from other room to office. Sweet!

      • http://www.geordienorman.com/ George Byers

        Yeah, Droid-life seems to forget that there is browsers other than chrome :)

      • Philip J. Fry

        Have you tried chrome lately? I haven’t had any problems with it these last few months.

        • halkun

          I had to revert down my chrome to v31 since v32 broke a lot of stuff

    • Kyle Wiggers

      Thanks for that. I amended the article with a link to both extensions.

  • TheOozyMan

    For Notifications on your desktop, Krome is better. It has the ability to reply to texts from your PC but it lacks the main pushbullet features obviously

    • Kyle Wiggers

      MightyText is good, too, but it caused severe battery drain on my GS4. Right now, PushBullet is best in class.

    • Zac S

      I completely agree. I don’t think krome has developer support anymore and there are some bugs I wish weren’t there but until I can respond to more notifications straight from my computer I’m going to stick to krome.