With our everyday life getting more dependent on smartphones it is unlikely that you’ll want to miss any notification from it while you are working on your PC. But for this you’ll have to take out your smartphone and manually attend to it, wasting time and diverting your attention from the task you were doing. You might be thinking, it would be great if something bridged the gap between the smartphone and the PC, allowing us to mirror notifications, push files in between, send/receive text messages etc.
That’s where an app like PushBullet comes handy. It tethers your Android device wirelessly to your computer, and it’s not just limited to notifications, you can use the app to reply to text messages, emails, transfer images, contact cards, to-do lists, and a variety of other file types back and forth between your computer and your Android device.
It’s simple to set up, too.
- Download the PushBullet app for your Android from the Google Play Store and for your desktop browser from the Chrome Webstore. If you are using Firefox, download the Firefox extension. You can also use the Windows app (still in beta)
- Add the extension in your desktop Chrome browser and SIGNUP.
- SIGNIN on your Android phone, grant necessary permissions and setup the service.
- Go to SETTINGS and enable END TO END ENCRYPTION to ensure your files are transferred securely.