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PushBullet version 12.2 has just hit the Play Store, and it brings with it a healthy selection of incremental updates that round out an already pleasant user experience. One new such feature is the ability to set how long mirrored notifications stick around on your computer before fading away.

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The app also now shows upload progress when pushing a file and gives users the ability to tap a download to cancel it.

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Perhaps more interesting than these new features are the changes in store for the Firefox add-on. The extension has fallen behind its Chrome peer as of late, but an upcoming update will give it the boost it needs. Once Mozilla finishes reviewing the software, Firefox fans should be able to take advantage of most of the same functionality their PushBullet-loving, Chrome-using friends have taken for granted.

With the new add-on, Firefox users will finally get access to mirrored notifications, so whatever alerts sound off on their phones will pop up on their computers as well. In addition, the PushBullet button has also been moved from the lowly Firefox add-on bar to a place of prominence on the toolbar.

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But unlike Chrome, Firefox will open all pushes in a new tab, instead of a pop-up (though mirrored notifications should appear as normal). This difference is due to Firefox dismissing all notifications after four seconds. This time can't be disabled or altered.

Anyone who isn't already a PushBullet user can get the app by visiting the Play Store below, and if you can't wait to get your hands on the updated Firefox extension, here's a direct download.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • guzba

    I know a lot of Firefoxers were waiting for this update, better late than never :)

    • Mado

      As a longtime Firefox user, I am used to getting the good add-ons later than Chrome, but I still won't switch to Chrome anytime soon ;)

  • Noft

    Very nice privacy tool.
    If you know what I mean! ;)

    • Guillaume

      I don't actually ? what do you mean ? :3

  • aNYthing6

    PushBullet is amazing. Kicks Chrome to Phone's ass so bad.

    • Sasquatch4ever

      I should hope so, Google moved on from Chrome to Phone a long time ago.

      • Paul Taylor

        Did they? It's only quite recently they baked it into the Chrome for Android app (renamed Chrome to Mobile).

  • xnifex

    sweet, love that it's moving to the top bar instead of the add-on bar in firefox. great job guzba!

    i also enjoy that everything is archived on pushbullet.com now so you don't have to worry about updating & losing saved pushes!

  • ILOVEBAC0N

    Works really damn well, too.

  • RetsuUnohana

    Anyone not using this get on it.. Well worth it and I guarantee you will send things from your PC to phone with a few days from sentences, links etc Very use app.

    • Primalxconvoy

      But, my phone IS my computer...

  • John Smith

    I love it. I use PushBullet in combination with MightyText. PushBullet handles my CNN, Weather Channel, etc. alerts. MightyText handles calls/texts - plus lets me reply SMS.

  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    Guys, this is not all: from this update on it works on Chromium too (not only the Google-branded version Chrome)! The devs sent me an email because I complained about that a while back =)

  • Sarang Pitale

    Notification from device to pc via "pushbullet servers" and nobody seems concerned about data security/privacy !!!

    • StriderWhite

      you know, it's the same "problem" you have with Whatsapp and many other apps that use their own servers...don't know what to think...

      • Sarang Pitale

        I am concerned more about the security/privacy issues for notification mirroring and not the other pushes from PushBullet.

        • StriderWhite

          I see...well, at least you can decide to turn this feature on or off!

    • Paul Taylor

      Not necessarily - perhaps the ones who are concerned simply don't use PushBullet?

    • johnsy

      I am concerned about notification mirroring service being able to collect personal info such as credit card numbers. I don't see anywhere, where this requirement is explained, or justified. I also dont see a customer question portion on their blog site where I can see answers for questions already asked.

      • johnsy

        I found a support area on reddit. Never used it before. Haven't looked up the mirroring question yet, but at least I know where to look.

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