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Pushbullet, the app that helps you save time by keeping all your devices connected, has introduced a premium version of its product.

Every product ultimately has to generate revenue in one way or another, and Pushbullet has finally revealed plans on how they plan to monetize their popular service. Pushbullet Pro is a subscription-based service that offers extra features over the regular, free version of Pushbullet, which was originally launched over two years ago. Priced at $39.99/year, or $4.99 if you decide to pay monthly, upgrading to the Pro version unlocks an additional 98 GB of storage space (the free version is limited to 2 GB), among other things.

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Android customization – send Android notifications to your computer using Pushbullet

January 22, 2015

While regular Pushbullet users are limited to sending files that are no larger than 25 MB in size, Pro users can send files as large as 1 GB, across devices or to their friends who are users of Pushbullet’s service. Additionally, the free tier limits the number of messages (SMS, WhatsApp, etc.) that a user can send from their laptop or desktop to 100 a month, which is painfully restrictive. Upgrading to the Pro version removes the restriction completely.

What originally started out as an app that allowed users to conveniently send links and files across their devices, ultimately evolved into a powerful, all-in-one file sharing/messaging platform. This transition was complete when the team released their biggest update ever, back in June this year. Another update that was rolled out the next month brought full SMS support to the desktop.

While a majority of Pushbullet users will continue to use the service just like they did before, people who frequently “push” or store large files or make use of features such as “Universal copy & paste” will have to shell out a minimum of $3.33 per month.

Here are the differences between the free and Pro versions:

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Users can sign up for Pushbullet Pro right away, but their accounts will not be charged until December 1st. Want to give Pro a spin? You’ve got nearly 2 weeks of free access if you start today.

  • AbbyZFresh


    • Craig Cook

      Because of this article? Or you already uninstalled it prior to this article?

  • Hans Pedersen

    Universal copy/paste is awesome, but this is a silly, high price hike.
    Someone should make a Dr. Evil meme for Pushbullet. They could just as well charge one hundred billion dollars, I think.

  • Jose Sanchez

    Pretty much only used it for the universal copy/paste, but if they plan to charge for that then I have no use for the free app.

  • My main uses for PushBullet were SMS and using notification actions. The app has frankly become bloated since its early stages. This might actually be the straw that breaks the horse’s back. The only thing keeping me tied to it right now is API access, as I use the API with my Raspberry Pi.

  • Da_James

    Add another Tier for 10$/year without the useless 100gb storage space, and I’m in. I don’t need nor want storage, because like (almost) all Pushbullet users, I know my stuff around technology and got a Nas and GOBS of storage.

  • Mike

    They need a mid tier for unlimited notifications without the increased max file size and storage. I’d pay $2 to $5 /yr for sync’d notifications…looks like there’s an opportunity for a new player in the market :)

  • Choda Boy

    “While a majority of Pushbullet users will continue to use the service just like they did before”

    I would not bet on that. Check the their blog, Reddit, and the reviews on the Play store. People are leaving in droves. “How to completely destroy your own startup” — By PushBullet

  • Craig

    WHAT!?!? Charging for Universal Copy/Paste??? UGH! I only use this app for Universal Copy/Paste from my computer to my phone and Send links from my computer to my phone when I manually sideload app updates. And notifications from my phone to my computer. All these other features are of no use to me. Ya so taking away a feature I was using and making it pay only will make me look for a different app that does and pushbullet will be uninstalled. I don’t need storage space etc. I have Google Drive for that. I hope they are reading these comments. Because they will loose users by doing this.

  • I-C-E-D

    Did they forget Mightytext exists? Switched.

  • rmartinezdl

    I agree this is not a problem to android users there will always be Sony and nexus, and I couldn’t care much about apples profit it’s obvious they make loads of money selling $250 phones at $750 it’s more than obvious, a phone with the latest tech on it like sonys or others is obviously more expensive to make therefore they make less profits, it’s sad thought seeing so many people getting x scammed right in their faces and yet being ignorant about it. No offense se but its true, ask anyone why they got an iphone they ha e no single clue.

  • TJ

    Dropped them a while back for not securing the way everything was being transmitted. Would never go back now.

    • r2evans

      This was also a huge deal for me. Pushbullet added end-to-end encryption (https://blog.pushbullet.com/2015/08/11/end-to-end-encryption/ ) (for notification mirroring, copy/paste, and SMS) back in August, and that sated my concerns at the time. Though I’m bummed the clipboard is no longer free, I still think the remainder of its (now-encrypted) communication can still be useful.