We’ve got two great updates going out today. Here are the details:
Group Texting Support
Our latest Android update adds support for replying to group text messages from your computer or Android tablet. This has been a popular request for a long time so we’re really happy to have it ready to go.
Our Chrome extension, website, and Windows desktop app will start letting you reply to groups as soon as you have the latest Android update. Our Safari, Firefox, and Opera extensions have updates to enable group texting submitted for review today and should be available soon. (Replying to group texts does require your phone be running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later.)
Remote Files is a new Pushbullet feature that lets you browse and request files from any of your devices.
Forget a file on your work computer? No problem at all. With Remote Files, you can just go grab it using your phone and it will be pushed right to you. It’s super simple. The file doesn’t need to be in a special folder, you can browse and request any files.
It works the other direction too. You can also access your phone’s files from your computer or tablet. Remote Files makes everything just a tap or click away.
This summer we added support for texting from your computer and it was one of our most popular updates. Today we’re bringing this same feature to Android tablets!
Texting from your Android tablet with Pushbullet is really simple. To get started, you will need to have Pushbullet set up on your phone and have SMS sync enabled there. Once you’ve got that set up, just tap SMS in our Android app’s menu on your tablet to start texting any time.
Pushbullet has come a long way since we got started two years ago. Our goal has been to create a useful and easy to use app that makes smartphones and computers feel more connected. We’ve been pretty successful, too—we’ve had millions of people sign up so far.
One question we’ve gotten more and more as we’ve gained popularity is, “How does Pushbullet make money?” Today we are answering that question—Pushbullet makes money by offering features worth paying for.
We’ve got another big batch of updates rolling out. Here’s the scoop on what’s new:
Select and push multiple pictures or files.
Pushbullet makes moving things between devices a breeze, except when you happen to want to move more than one at a time. Trying to push a few pictures to your computer can be a real pain when you have to select them one at a time.
With today’s Android update, that’s going to be much easier. You can now select multiple pictures or files to push, and we’ll take care of the rest.
We’ve updated the Pushbullet Android app for Andoid M, adding support for runtime permissions, Direct Share, and more. Grab the update from the Play Store now!
Probably the most important new feature of Android 6.0 is runtime permissions. Instead of having to approve every single permission an app wants before being able to install it (or update), you can now approve permissions as an app needs them. This is a massive improvement for both users and developers so we’ve added first-class support for runtime permissions to our Android app.