Pushbullet has received its first update of 2014, and it's one centered around improving the notification mirroring experience. The app, which makes it easy to exchange files and notifications between multiple devices, already allows Google Chrome and Firefox users to have each notification they receive show up on their PC as well. Now notifications that do so can be dismissed from either device. This saves people from reading messages on their desktops but having to reach for the phone to actually clear them.


The pop-up also provides options to prevent notifications belonging to specific apps from being mirrored in the future. Accidental clicks are forgiven though, as there is the option to quickly re-enable apps from within the pop-up or the Android app itself.

What's new:

  • Dismiss your phone's notifications or disable mirroring right from Chrome!
  • Notification mirroring (desktop notifications) duplicate filtering improved
  • View your sent pushes in the app (from the drawer)!
  • Devices and contacts you can push to load a lot faster
  • And fixed a bunch of little issues :)

Android 4.3 or higher is still required for this to work, as prior versions prevent apps from dismissing other apps' notifications. That said, people with older devices can still quickly re-enable mirroring and take advantage of the other functionality mentioned in the changelog above. The app itself is available for free below.

Pushbullet - SMS on PC and more
Pushbullet - SMS on PC and more