Pushbullet is one of those apps that gets continuously updated over time, and while many releases don't look particularly mind-blowing on the outside, they subtly introduce rather impressive functionality. A week ago we reported on upcoming integration with EvolveSMS that would allow users to receive, view, and reply to text messages from the comfort of their desktop computers. Users could download a beta to play around with the feature before, but now it's rolling out to everyone.
Mirroring text messages to a PC is nothing new for Pushbullet, but the ability to respond is. How it works is pretty straightforward. A notification pops up that users can click to open a small input window. There they can enter the message they want their phone to shoot back. If you didn't catch it last week, here is a video demo.
To make today's news even sweeter, the Pushbullet folks have announced that Sliding Messaging (from the same developer) works as well. The feature only jibes well with these two at the moment, but others can introduce support by tapping into Pushbullet's Messaging Extension SDK. Point the developers of your favorite texting apps in that direction if you want to see their notifications play nicely with Pushbullet in the future. This also includes those that aren't SMS-based, such as WhatsApp.
Links for Pushbullet, EvolveSMS, and Sliding Messaging are all available below.