May 2 2016
We’ve already seen how easy it is to send a webpage from your desktop browser for viewing on Android, but with PushBullet you can do this and more. Using the PushBullet app (search for it in the Play store) and the online service at www.pushbullet.com, you can send notes, addresses, lists, files and yes, even URLs to your Android device via a simple browser-based form.
Once synced to your device, data can even be shared via whatever cloud tools you have installed, which might include Dropbox. Up until now you might have chosen Dropbox for this sort of task, but PushBullet removes the need for any cloud storage tool to be employed for fast file sharing from your desktop. Here’s how it works.
1 Install App And Extension
Head to Google Play to find the PushBullet app; once you’ve done this, browse the Chrome Store for the browser extension and install both. Launching the app on your phone, you’ll notice that the service requires your agreement to use some of your personal data.
- Send Notes
There are two straightforward ways to send notes to your phone using PushBullet. The first, and easily the most efficient, is via the toolbar extension widget. Simply click this and enter the link, note, list or address, then Push it! to send to your phone.
- Find Pushbullet Notes
To find the notes and files (sent via www.pushbullet.com) on your smartphone, open up the app. Here you will find a list of items that have been sent to your Android device that you can act upon, share or delete as required. It really is as simple as that.
Get Notifications On Your Desktop.
Send Pop-Up Notifications To Your Desktop With The Android Desktop Notifications App
After installing the Android Desktop Notifications app, launch it and tap Open Accessibility Settings to enable the service. Next, confirm that the app has permission to send data to your computer; pay heed to the warning about what information is sent.
- The Accessibility settings screen can be revisited, enabling you to determine whether the app should use only Wi-Fi to send notifications. It is also in this screen that you can decide how much information will appear in your desktop notification pop-ups.
- With the Chrome extension installed you’ll need to click the button on the browser toolbar and enter the generated code. Notifications can be configured to disappear after a few seconds; you can also enable sounds.
- With the app configured and the browser linked, you will soon start seeing the notifications from your Android device appearing on your desktop. Want to disable notifications? Simply find the bell icon in the system tray and use one of the ‘Do not disturb’ options.