pushbullet android

Pushbullet is one of the more essential utilities when it comes to making my daily workflow a breeze, and today the team behind it has announced that app has been updated to include a small but potentially game-changing feature—not just for me, but for everyone who uses an Android phone and a Windows PC. I think it’s obvious how many benefits would come from being able to quickly and seamlessly copy & paste text across platforms, and the latest version of Pushbullet for Android takes the cross-platform notification and file sharing app to the next level by letting you do just that.

We live our daily lives filled with many devices from different manufacturers and running different operating systems, which can make moving files, text, photos, and other things harder than it should be. If you’re browsing the web on your Windows PC and you want to send a link to someone via WhatsApp on your Android phone, you’re typically going to have to go digging for that link on your phone manually to be able to copy & paste it into the WhatsApp message. This is a common problem, and it’s a problem that Pushbullet decided to solve in the latest version of their app.

With Pushbullet 14.7 for Android and the Windows client installed on your desktop, it’s as simple as right-clicking that link on your desktop, clicking copy, going to your phone, opening WhatsApp, and tapping paste. It seems too good to be true and might seem crazy, but that’s exactly the functionality that Pushbullet has implemented in this app update. The potential uses for this feature are limitless and, what makes it even better is that Pushbullet says the feature will soon be making its way to more platforms “asap!” Below, you’ll find a video demonstrating exactly how this works:

Scroll down for the full changelog, and be sure to grab the updated app via Google Play. As for Mac and iPhone, Pushbullet says that support is coming soon and that “it won’t be much longer!”

14.7: Universal copy & paste!
Copy text on one of your devices (or computers) and paste it on a different one.
– Copy links on your PC and paste them into WhatsApp or text messages
– Copy two-factor auth codes on your phone and paste them on your computer
And so many more uses
Currently works with Android devices and Windows computers via the Pushbullet Windows app (our browser extensions aren’t able to offer this feature).
More supported platforms coming asap!

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