Pushbullet has been a powerful app on Android for years now, and today it’s getting its first major update in quite a while. Pushbullet is adding a new Material Design look, dark mode, and more.
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In a blog post today, Pushbullet details the new update which is highlighted by the inclusion of a complete Material Design makeover. This includes the switch from a hamburger menu to bottom bar navigation, something we’ve seen in some Google app updates as well. The redesign also brings a lot more white to the interface, only including the signature green as an accent.
The new bottom tabs are easier to use and aren’t hidden away out of sight like the old drawer was. This makes getting around and exploring much easier. As we tested using the bottom tabs, one little improvement we made that really increased our quality of life was to hide the bottom tabs whenever the keyboard is open.
Also notable in this update is the inclusion of an adaptive icon. This applies to anyone using Android Oreo and up, and it’s certainly a welcome addition for the homescreen.
Further, Pushbullet Pro users also now have access to a dark mode. It’s unclear if that works like some of Google’s dark modes and can be triggered by Android’s built-in night mode, but it’s a welcome addition nonetheless.
Pushbullet’s latest update is rolling out now via the Google Play Store in beta.
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