There are different ways to share files between PC and mobile. For instance, you can use Bluetooth, WiFi File Transfer apps, data cable, etc. to transfer document, video, audio, and other files. But you will notice that these methods work only if your PC and mobile are in front of you. If your PC is in your home and your mobile is in your office, you cannot ask someone to send any file from your PC to your mobile. Obviously, you can use cloud storage to share files, but that requires your login credentials. To solve this type of problem, you can use PushBullet.
PushBullet is a free tool, which is available for almost all platforms including Windows PC, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, etc. In fact, PushBullet is even available as a browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.
Sending and receiving files, links, notes, etc. are very easy with PushBullet. It uses your data connection to send and receive files. The most interesting thing is you can send large files – more than 1GB is also possible – over PushBullet and it is possible to connect any number of devices. Another interesting thing is you do not have to connect to the same WiFi network. You just need to use the same email ID or Facebook account, and data connection to send a note, file, link, etc,
This tutorial shows you how to set up PushBullet with Chrome browser to send files & data to Android devices.
Download and install PushBullet app for your device. It is available for the following devices:
- PC: Windows, Mac
- Mobile: Android, iPhone
- Browser: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.
The other clients made by PushBullet community are:
- Windows Phone: PushPin, Pushfile
- Ubuntu: PB Indicator
- BlackBerry: BlackBullet, PushPlane
- Mac: PushPal
Setup & use PushBullet with Chrome & Android
The following guide has been executed on Google Chrome and Android. However, you can use the same steps to get started with PushBullet for any platform.
After downloading, just click on the corresponding icon to Sign Up. You can sign up using your Google or Facebook account. Whether you use Google or Facebook account, remember that you have to use the same account everywhere.
After signing up, you will be able to send a Note, link or file from any connected device to any other device. It is also possible to send anything through the web version of PushBullet.
Anyway, to send anything, just find out the compose box (for web version) or click on the PushBullet icon in the extension bar. Following that, select what you want to share (i.e. File, note or link). After that, select a device, write the headline and fill up all the other things.
Then hit the Push It! button. You will get the file instantly on the selected device.
Sending Notes and Links is easier than sending a File, as this requires an additional step. To send File, just select File. You will get the following message:
Just click on that and use drag & drop technique to select the file. You can send any file having any size.
The same Push It! button will let you send the file.
PushBullet can also send your mobile notifications to the desktop. That means, if any notification is pending on your mobile, you will get that on your desktop. However, to get it, you need to enable Notification Forwarding on your mobile.
You will get all notifications like this:
Hope this little app can help you a lot to send a note, file, link or anything from one connected device to another.
If you like PushBullet, you can download it from here.