How to better integrate your phone & desktop##

Pushbullet is a handy little app that connects your Android phone to your desktop. You can send photos, links, shopping list, notes, etc. between the two simply and lightning fast. There’s a Google Chrome extension, so it works really well with Chrome. But if you use another browser, there’s a full web interface available too.

If you do use Chrome however, there’s a really neat feature. You can mirror phone notifications on the desktop via Chrome notifications. So if your phone is in your pocket while you’re at your desk and a text comes in, you can read it right there on your desktop.

I’ve found this very handy when a website you want to log into sends you a verification code to enter. No need to fumble for your phone, the code appears right there on your the desktop. Obviously, you have to properly secure your desktop with a lock screen that requires a password if using this notification mirroring feature.

Don’t worry. If you don’t want certain apps to mirror their notifications on your desktop, there’s a link right under the notification that will disable notifications for that app. Very nice.

So that’s Pushbullet. An easy and quick way to share information between the phone-world and the desktop-world. I highly recommend it.