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Apr
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Mirroring Android notifications to a desktop is far from a new feature for Pushbullet, but now the app displays the full images that go with each message. This makes glancing at a pop-up and deciding whether it needs immediate attention even easier.

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Advancing things further, Pushbullet now takes advantage of the Event plugins Tasker introduced in its recent 4.3 update. Pushbullet already supported sending notifications with Pushbullet through Tasker, but now Tasker can react to messages received through Pushbullet.

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This means you can turn Pushbullet into a trigger for any number of tasks. Keep forgetting to pay a certain bill? Have the phone turn off silent and ring loudly whenever the latest email comes in each month. Want an extra layer of security? Have the phone automatically lock itself whenever a notification containing a certain string of letters arrives (better make it an uncommon one).

What's new:

  • Pushbullet now shows the full image from your notifications on your computer. (When you get a text message you'll see the picture of who it's from!)
  • Added Tasker Event plugin support (requires Tasker 4.3)
  • Make the app even more efficient + fixed some bugs

All of this functionality is still available for free, and we've provided links to get the app below. Push away.

Source: Pushbullet Blog

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.

  • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann

    These guys are incredible.

    • HolyFreakingCrap

      They need to add Chromecast support then I would fully agree with your statement.

    • ddpacino

      App of the Year 2013. Off to a great start for 2014. Glad to see such great apps on the platform. MOAR!

  • Nathan Borup

    There is a spelling error on the notification picture... "It's great since you can now see how sent you that text message or email at a glance." I think they meant who instead of how

    • John

      Dammit Bertel! http://i.imgur.com/4QClo2H.gif

      Edit: it's fixed.

      • Nathan Borup

        No its not... the picture is the same

        • John

          Ya just realized that. Doh.

          • Nathan Borup

            lol.... Amateur ;)

          • John

            Hah, I asked for that one.

      • guzba

        Hahaha. Yeah, I definitely didn't notice this typo until it was pointed out. Why does it always have to be that way?

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

        It's actually Pushbullet's image, not ours. Bertel is innocent!

        #freebertel

  • Mike Harris

    Is there any way we can get these guys to run Congress? The pace at which they make progress is phenomenal.

  • idlukakas

    I just want to send files to another device without upload them first, like wifi direct.

    • BNDT

      Isn't that possible with the Pushbullet Windows app (beta)?

      • idlukakas

        no

    • http://tonybullard.com/ Tony Bullard

      That's actually why I installed Push Bullet. But it didn't do it. But then I found the other features useful...

    • axel

      You can use superbeam if both devices have NFC then its awesome and fast. If not it gives you a QRcode to scan within the app or a URL. Not as easy and fast as pushbullet but you don't have to upload if you have no data, and WiFi direct is damn fast

  • David Fleck

    Only reason I still use Krome for desktop notifications is because I can reply via SMS from the desktop. As far as I understand it, I can't do that with Pushbullet....yet.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/108482452903817442299/posts Andrew Bone

      I use pushbullet and mighttext, when you get your first text you can tell pushbullet not to report it, then all is happy and no money has been spent.

  • Wilson Lim

    how I hope they make an extension for Safari? :/

  • Freak4Dell

    I'm failing to see how the first example for the Tasker plugin requires Pushbullet in any way. You could easily do that with Tasker alone.

    Also, saying desktop notifications isn't a new feature is slightly misleading. Considering the actual desktop program can't yet do notification mirroring, it would certainly be a new feature if the update supported it. Desktop browser notifications aren't new, sure, but that's not the same thing.

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      You're right, that phrasing was a bit ambiguous, so I've tidied it up a bit.

      As for the examples, you get the idea. You don't *have* to use Pushbullet for that functionality, but it's another way to go about it.

  • Dan Saleem

    I only need one thing now. Pllllz make reply to sms available from desktop notification.

  • Flooter

    Is it possible to "push" a file from a phone to other parties (a PC for example) via tasker plugin?

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