How to check SMS, Whatsapp and other notifications using Pushbullet on desktop

If you are into blogging or similar online work, you would be spending most of your time on your computer. What if you have to pick your phone quite often while you are at your work to check notifications and alerts and reply to them? This will considerably reduce your productivity.

You are working on your computer composing an article, that needs a lot of concentration. What if you are forced to pick your phone up frequently to check the alerts and reply to them? It will make you lose focus and hamper your productivity to a considerable extent. That is precisely why you need an app that can help you check your notifications on your computer and reply to them. Pushbullet is one such app that works exactly on those lines.

What is Pushbullet?

If you have been following technology seriously, it is possible by all counts that you have heard of Pushbullet. It has an Android app and a Chrome-based extension. It also has a standalone app for Windows as well.
The app on your phone and computer communicate with each other and share a few things between your computer and the phone. What can it do? We will explain it ahead in this post. But before that, how about checking out how to set it up on your devices? Here are the tips and steps.

How to Set up Pushbullet?

Pushbullet needs you to have both the Android app and a Windows-based app on your devices respectively. Get hold of the tools from the store and configure them on your phone.

Set it up on your Phone

  • Head over to your Google Play Store and look for the official Pushbullet app. Download and install the app on your phone.
  • Launch the app.
  • You can sign up for the service either with your Google or Facebook account.
  • Once that done, grant permissions to a host of requests.
    enable notification
    This will include screen mirroring permissions, access to phone calls, and allow texting from your computer. You will also need to go through the Notification Access menu and enable it for Pushbullet app.
You may also be prompted to grant permission to access media and other files. Don't worry, the app guides you through the setup process.

Configure Pushbullet on your computer

The next step would be to install Pushbullet on your computer. Grab the installation file from the official website - In fact, the homepage provides you with a step by step guide to working through the functionality. You will need to sign in to the app using the same credentials as you have used on the mobile app.
The service will take a while to sync the data between your phone and computer. Once done, you are all set up. In fact, setting it up on your computer does not need any complicated steps as such. Once you are set, you will find an interface that resembles the following image.

Get Notification alerts on your computer

Well, that is all you need to do. The Pushbullet app will keep running in the background on your computer.
You can find the app in the taskbar tray. As soon as you get any notification on your phone, they will be available on your computer right away.

What else can Pushbullet do?

Well, Pushbullet offers you several options for managing your notifications from your Android device on your computer.
  • You may hide notifications for a period ranging from 8 seconds to 30 seconds. You can also configure how you would want the notification to arrive.
  • Universal copy and paste is a feature that can be quite revolutionary. You can copy a link on one device and paste it on another remotely. However, this feature needs you to have Pro version subscription.
  • It uses an end to end encryption so that your messages remain secure.

  • settings
  • You can follow a few channels of your interest through Pushbullet so that they are directly ushed to your device. You may also create your own channels if you please.
  • You can configure app specific settings as well. There are several options like changing notification ringtone, vibration setting and a few other options.

The Parting Thoughts

Well, Pushbullet is, ideally one of the best apps you can use to improve your productivity. It does not interfere with the performance of your phone or computer but adds up a value. We have been using it consistently on our devices. It is indeed a great productive app that lets you work on your task at hand without having to worry about the notifications on your phone.
Opt for it today, and share your thoughts with us! We are sure you will definitely love the experience.


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