'Pushbullet' Brings Notification Syncing and Easy File Transfers to iOS, Mac, and Safari

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Pushbullet has long been one of the more popular third-party solutions for keeping notifications, links, photos and other files in sync between a smartphone or tablet and computer, although one important feature it has lacked until now is support for Apple devices. The wait is over, however, as Pushbullet announced today the availability of full iPhone, iPad and Mac support alongside a new Safari extension.

Pushbullet is the marriage of AirDrop, Notifyr and other features in one single package. First and foremost, the software enables iOS notifications to be pushed to Mac and dismissed remotely from Notification Center on iPhone. The app also has drag-and-drop functionality for sharing photos between devices and the ability to copy and paste links from Mac to iPhone using the newly available Safari extension.


The app utilizes Bluetooth LE to allow iOS notifications to be seen, acted on and dismissed from a Mac, with customizable per-app settings to fine-tune the experience to your liking. Pushbullet is now officially a cross-platform too as well, meaning that you can view your Android notifications right on your Mac desktop without taking your smartphone out of your pocket. Likewise, you can copy and paste links to your Android device using the Safari extension.


Pushbullet developer Ryan Olzenburg claims that iOS notifications cannot be pushed to Windows yet, but says to stay tuned for further updates. Pushbullet for iOS [Direct Link], Pushbullet for Mac [Direct Link] and the Safari extension are all free to download. If you use a different browser, extensions are available for Chrome, Firefox and Opera as well. We'll be going hands-on with Pushbullet soon.

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flowsy

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How are they making their money? Asking for a friend.

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PowerBook-G5

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They wanted to, but never did it. If I remember correctly they presented it at WWDC 2013 with iOS 7.
Yeah, I do remember them mentioning Notification Sync r something like that back at WWDC 2013. Unfortunately, it has not been implemented yet (or if it has, it certainly does not work for me!)
 
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sohilpandya

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Shame it needs BL LE. to work. Chome/Android notifications didn't need that.

Shame it doesn't work with the older macbook's that dont have Low Energy Bluetooth.

When I had an Android, pushing notifications was possible. so it's a shame they couldn't figure it out.
 

campyguy

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How are they making their money? Asking for a friend.

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And, I read their not-so-private Privacy Policy. Marketing, marketing, and whoring out who its users are.

Pass.
 

outphase

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Here's the relevant portion of the Privacy Policy that most people would be interested in (emphasis added):

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
 

mxmgodin

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I'm really looking forward to iOS to Windows notification mirroring. I have a Windows PC at work, and I would love to be able to interact with my phone notifications from it.