Pushbullet is one of those applications that can do just about everything you need it to, and then some. It’s constantly being updated and refined, and starting today, it’s going to be even more functional than ever. Pushbullet today is receiving its biggest update ever, bringing a more streamlined user interface, simpler pushing between devices, a full-fledged messaging platform and much, much more. There’s a lot to go over here, so let’s jump right in.
For starters, both Android and iOS versions are getting a simplified UI that now categorizes messages based on where they came from. The big difference is in the main screen of the app, which now features Friends, Following, and Me tabs. The Friends tab is where you’ll see everything sent to and from your friends, including links, images, videos and messages. This is also where you’ll go to begin a new conversation with a friend. The Me tab is where you’ll find all of your pushes sent to and from all of your own devices, and the Following tab contains a big list of the Channels you’re currently following.
On the desktop, the Pushbullet extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari now allow you to view your history, share links, and chat with friends. You’ll also be able to pop out your chat windows to continue your conversations. The Pushbullet team says all of its apps will now inform you if a message didn’t send properly for some reason, which is definitely a welcome addition to the service.
There’s also a big update rolling out to the Windows desktop application which includes tons of bug fixes, drag and drop support for multiple files, and the ability to use chat-heads for messages, similar to Facebook Messenger on mobile devices. Take a look at the video below for more information on the updated Windows app.
The big update is now live in the Google Play Store, which you can grab by heading to the download link below. If you have yet to try this awesome service, now may be a great time to do so. Personally, it’s made my life much easier and I’d recommend it to just about anyone. Do you use Pushbullet? If so, how are you liking it so far?