Pushbullet updated with cross-device copy/paste

August 20, 2014

Platforms and electronics continue to merge as services become available across all our devices, but the separation between gadgets continues to be cumbersome. In the midst of this cloud revolution we get a little treat called Pushbullet, an app that allows us to share notifications (and now other things) between smartphones, tablets and computers.

The service continues to evolve with improved notifications and more support for cross-device data sharing. Today’s app update is unique in that it takes the service’s functionality past simple notifications – users can now copy/paste across different computing units.

This is especially awesome because we know some Android and Windows apps are not compatible with each other. Take Kik and WhatsApp as an example, a couple messaging apps that are mobile-exclusive, yet they are used by a wide audience. You can now copy text from a computer and paste in one of these apps using your smartphone or tablet.

This currently works with Android devices and Windows computers. Though that is a bit limited, these are the two most popular platforms in their respective markets. This feature should be available to most of you. Go ahead and download the apps from the Google Play Store and Pushbullet’s website. The service is free and very well worth your attention.

Comments

  • Nathan Borup

    Beware there is a persistent notification if you enable this feature

    • treeform

      Sorry we needed a notification to stay in memory but it looks like we found a work around stay tuned for updates!

    • artur wieczerzak

      updated the app right now, don`t have any persistent notification anymore

      • Max

        How to turn off universal copy & paste. I am not able to do that from advance menu, it’s not persisting !!!.

  • http://onlinedevelopers.net/ OnlineDevelopers

    This app does not even have the speed of a bullet ..

  • ThunderCrackR

    ”Today’s app update is unique in that it takes the service’s functionality past simple notifications – users can now copy/paste across different computing units.” I thought that the Samsung SideSync also has the same functionality for almost 2 years. I know that it is exclusive to Samsung devices but still, not that unique to Pushbullet.