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PushBullet is a super-useful app for getting text and files from one place to another. The app just got its first update in about two months, and it adds some very useful features.

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4 5 2013-06-17 10.03.56

The newest update includes support for the Android sharing intent system. This enables device-to-device sharing of content using the standard Android sharing menu. This could be very useful if you have more than one device, like a phone and tablet. I'm not seeing PushBullet pop up in all the sharing menus on my device yet, but it is working fine from the browser and Evernote. It looks like PushBullet might not support file push from devices yet (the service is still mostly based around text). Here is the full changelog:

  • PushBullet is now integrated with the intent system! This means you can now push pages from the browser on one device to any of your devices, and much much more.
  • You can also now push notes and links to your other devices right from in the app.
  • Added the option to copy the url or text of a push from the notification tray.
  • Improved push reliability (the push notifications have stopped for some users).
  • A few other fixes

You can access PushBullet on your PC from the website, or with the handy Chrome extension. The service is also entirely free.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    I love pushbullet! Very, very useful service.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      One of my favorite apps.

    • http://www.feirox.com/ ankHD

      So, it does push the bullet! ;)

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

    Never used it, but the UI looks fantastic, very similar to Gmail's!

  • Justin Crowley

    wow i have been looking for an app like this for ages!!!
    Thanks Android Police!

  • Mike

    Can pushbullet be used to push from the phone to the PC? If not, IMO the developer should add this. I frequently find a web page or other item when working on my phone that I'd much rather work with on the PC, with larger screen and better keyboard.

    • Qliphah

      Here here, but I would go beyond that and list any browser with the pushbullet extension linked to your account. I've got 3 desktops a laptop, a tablet, and 2 phones.... I would like to send to one device or even broadcast.

  • Matthew Fry

    Does it still have a very small file size limit? I kept getting things (like apks) that were normal sized but slightly too large to send and it frustrated me so much I gave up on it.

  • RamitSuri

    Though I like this App very much, but I use Keep. It pretty much does all of it except for maybe files. Write something on the Keep app on chrome and the next second it is there on your phone. It's cool.

  • Qliphah

    Great app, and when combined with Kingsoft's add-on app (kingsoft clip) for copy/pasting it makes data entry and transferring large amounts of text in any format easy.

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