I get all my Android notifications on the desktop. Nowadays, smartphones are a lifesaver. It’s true that we keep our Android handhelds always within our reach. Every light has its dark side. Often, I get nagged hearing a train of notification alerts from my Android and it becomes an acute one when I am quite busy with my PC. I am not saying that every notification needs your attention at that very moment, but there may have some which really need to be taken care of, such as an important phone call from your workplace or a crucial appointment. Don’t bother eyeing your handheld’s screen. You can easily get Android notifications on the desktop. It’s a simple workaround.
A small app named Pushbullet will help you in this no-win situation. It’s really easy to locate and install the Pushbullet app from Google Play Store. After the installation, you need to Sign up with your Google account to process further with it.
On whichever handhelds you install Pushbullet, make sure you sign in with the same Google account of yours from each one to get an android notification on the desktop from each of them.
On the settings page, you can easily find the option to mirror your notification, enable it to get all of your Handhelds notification on your PC. If you have finished with your handhelds then the next step is to install Pushbullet from Chrome web store as an extension in your PC.
After getting your Pushbullet icon on Chrome top bar, you must click it to Sign in with the same Google account as in your other devices. And give all the necessary permission to get an android notification on the desktop.
Now if you have completed installation and set up, it’s time to know the functionality.
Get Android Notification on Desktop
You can see, all of your devices where Pushbullet is installed as a list in your Pushbullet account. Whenever a pop-up will appear in any of your Handhelds, you will get it on your PC screen. It may be an incoming call or a missed call or any updates for your apps.
You can disable or dismiss each one of the notifications separately from your PC. Ones you choose the disable option for a notification, you will not get any further notification from the same app.
If you choose to disable a Facebook notification from your PC, all those notifications from your Facebook account will simply be disabled for your PC. And when you choose the dismiss option, the notification will be gone from PC and your Handhelds at the same time and vice versa.
Some extra facilities
If you think Pushbullet is all about getting mirror notification, then you are wrong. Pushbullet offers you some extra utility also. You can transfer note, link, address, list, picture, and even a file (up to size 25 MB) between the handhelds and PC.
To transfer files from PC you need to click on the extension icon and key in that device’s name where you want your file to be transferred. To do the same from your handhelds you need to tap on the green Pushbullet icon on the top right corner of your Pushbullet interface and select the type of file to transfer as well as the device name and send/push it.
Moreover, you can also add any number of friends by their mail id and exchange files between them.
Settings for better performance
There are some settings you may need to know for a better performance. You can always get to your settings screen by right-clicking on the Chrome Pushbullet icon and choosing ‘option’ or simply clicking on that same icon and choose ‘Options’ from the top three options.
From this screen, you can enable or disable notification by coming to your PC by hitting the Snooze notification icon at the top of the screen. You can make sure Pushbullet works properly after closing the Chrome or you heard a sound every time a notification pops up to your PC screen.
There are lots of options for you to explore between General, Notifications, and the Advanced tab. All the options are well described for you to easily understand.
One last thing needs to mention here, this feature required a device running with Android 4.1 or higher version. And you will get your Android notification on any PC that is running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or Chrome OS.