Pushbullet is all about sharing, version 17 seems a natural progression. You now have the option to insert Pushbullet targets into Android's share menu. Don't just send a file to Pushbullet—send it to a specific phone, tablet, or PC. This is through implementation of Android 6.0's Direct Share feature, which lets apps provide their own share options. In a future update, the developers want to prioritize whichever devices serve as frequent recipients.

Since this release gets Pushbullet ready for Marshmallow, enhancements don't stop there. The developers have implemented support for runtime permissions, granting access as it's needed rather than when first installing an app. Users who don't want Pushbullet having the ability to send SMS messages can tell it not to while still using most of the app's other functionality. Pushbullet asks for four types of access: SMS, Contacts, Phone, and Storage. The developers have worked permissions granting into the app's setup process.

More behind the scenes changes include a 25% reduction in file size, less battery drain, and faster SMS syncing. The update is rolling out now via the Play Store.

What's New:

  • Uses runtime permissions (Android 6.0+)
  • Added Direct Share support, putting your recent devices right in the Share menu (Android 6.0+)
  • Notification actions are mirrored now on Marshmallow
  • Possible MMS fix for those affected on Marshmallow, please confirm via Send feedback
  • Reduced apk size by 25%
  • Many bugfixes and performance improvements