Pushbullet for iOS/Mac vs. Android/Chrome, Comparison and Performance

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by tbayrgs, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    I know there's a thread here regarding the release of Pushbullet for iOS and Mac/Safari but having never used it myself in its other/previous iterations and knowing there are quite a few fans here, I was wondering if anyone with experience using it on Android and Chrome has tried using it on an iDevice and Mac?

    It appears to be a bit redundant if for some of the notification syncing already built into iOS and Yosemite (if you use it) but seems perfect for everything else. I'll probably give it a try but an curious to see other's impressions.
  2. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    My first impression is that pushbullet on my Apple devices is still quite unreliable.

    Whatsapp notifications pushed just fine right after installing, but the next day, they either didn't send, or came hours later.

    Then, there are weird limitations, like being able to send copied text from my iPhone to my Mac, but not being able to select the text selected (Which kinda defeats the whole point). I wrote to the creator; he has assured me that it was an oversight and will be fixed in a future patch.

    You are right that there is some redundancy (especially with Apple's native services like mail and iMessage). I don't need my Mac telling me that I have an iMessage coming in from my iPhone in addition to iMessage pinging me on my Mac, so I turned that off.

    I suppose that if you are using cross-platform devices (like an android phone with a Mac), it is useful, but if you are entirely within the Apple ecosystem, their in-baked services like airdrop and handoff seem way more convenient.

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