Syncing tabs and bookmarks between mobile and desktop web browser is easy, presuming of course you’re using the same browser on both. But what if you wanted to do that with other types of data as well? PushBullet may just have the answer with the new Push-to-Chrome feature feature for its Android app.
PushBullet was originally conceived as a faster, more convenient way to send a link, an image, a PDF, or even a list from a computer right to an Android device. The way it works is simpler compared to sending one’s self an e-mail and faster than having to crawl through Dropbox to find the file and download it. Instead, users can simply use the Google Chrome extension on the desktop to push a supported item to an Android device, which will then display the item in the notification bar ready for viewing instantly.
This new update brings in new functionality that turns file pushing into a two-way street. This time, Android users will be able to send any supported file type, be it links, images, notes, files, or lists, to the desktop from an Android device from anywhere in the world. Like on Android, pushed items appear as system notifications which can be then be opened. Even when the notification has been dismissed, intentionally or accidentally, users can still access the pushed files from the PushBullet website. In the future, PushBullet is planning on adding a new feature that will allow pushing files to other people as well.
The one small catch is that file transfers aren’t direct and requires signing up for a free PushBullet account using a Google+ account. And aside from the PushBullet Android app from Google Play Store, users also need to install the equivalent Google Chrome Extension, which can be downloaded from the link below.