Pushbullet – send files between the Windows computers and devices based on Android and iOS
Pushbullet is a popular Android app (recently released a version for iOS) that allows you to quickly transfer files, messages and links with your smartphone to computer and Vice versa. Until recently, Pushbullet was necessary to use in combination with a Chrome browser extension, but now it’s not as Pushbullet team has released a beta version of Pushbullet desktop client for Windows.
For those not familiar with Pushbullet, this is a free solution to quickly transfer files and links from PC to smartphone and Vice versa.
Of course, the Windows version of Pushbullet is useful to many users, but in its current form, the app has some limitations. First, the current version of Pushbullet for Windows supports only transfer one file at a time and the file needs to be up to 25 MB. In other words, you can’t send multiple files and can’t send file larger than 25 MB. Second, the app doesn’t support Notification Mirroring, but the developers have promised this feature in subsequent updates.
Install Pushbullet on Windows is very easy. Visit the download page mentioned in the end of this post and click the link with text «Click here to download the installer» button to download the installation file. Keep in mind that some antivirus programs can advise you not to download the file, but I assure you it is completely safe for your computer because the download will go directly from the server developer.
Now run the setup file and install Pushbullet, following the instructions on the screen. After installation you will be prompted to sign in to your Google account. That’s it!
On the screen you will see a small dialog box Pushbullet, which allows you to send messages, links, files, lists and addresses to other devices with the app installed. To see all of the computers and devices that you can send the above items, simply open the drop-down menu.
To send files you can also use the option «Send with Pushbullet» in the context menu of the right mouse button, which is added after installing the application on your computer. Thus, to send a file, it is enough to click on it with right mouse button and select the corresponding option in the context menu.
The files you get from other computers and devices will be saved in the Downloads folder, and when you transfer content from other devices on your computer screen will appear an appropriate notification.
Pushbullet works on all common versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Pushbullet for Windows