Today, most of us find ourselves handling a tablet, smartphone, laptop or PC all at the same time. And all of us want to access the data across all of the devices. PushBullet is an app that's well known for helping people effortlessly move data between different devices and operating systems, whether it is notes, addresses, links, files, or lists. Over the years the app has been steadily expanding its features and the latest update offers full SMS functionality to desktop users making it so much more easier to send SMS from PC to any of your mobile contacts.
How to Send SMS from PC Using PushBullet
For anyone who is not familiar with PushBullet, its a file sharing and messenger app that lets you transfer files from PC or Mac to Android or iOS devices effortlessly and reliably. To get started with PushBullet, you'll need to download the app from the App Store or Play Store and sign in using your Google or Facebook credentials.
Then you can install it on your computer by downloading the file from pushbullet.com or you can make use of the website or Chrome/Safari/Opera or Firefox extension to start interacting with it.
When you open Pushbullet on your computer, you'll see the left pane populated with various options such as People, Devices, Following, SMS, Notifications and Settings.
When you select the SMS option, you will find it syncs with your mobile phone displaying all of your SMS subject lines in the middle pane. Selecting a thread will reveal your conversation history in the right pane.
To send out a reply to any SMS you received, just type out your message and hit enter to send. Replying to friends and family from the computer through Pushbullet is a seamless experience.
You can minimize or maximize the PushBullet window, or if you choose, you can also click the tiny up arrow on the subject line (in the left pane) to get that conversation thread to pop out in a smaller window. This option makes it possible for you to easily have conversations with multiple people.
Even when you reply to messages from the convenience a PC, it will appear as if they are sent from a mobile phone and your recipients will not know otherwise. If for some reason, a message or reply did not get delivered, you will be be instantly notified via the apps.
At the moment, it is only possible to send SMS messages and MMS is still not supported.
Remember PushBullet isn't just a messaging platform, you can also transfer files from phone to pc and vice versa, send links, photos and more to yourself and others. Here's a quick look at some of its key features.
Key Features of PushBullet on Android
- Chat with your friends.
- See calls, texts, and other notifications from your phone on your computer.
- Reply to other messaging platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Line, and so on from your PC.
- Send and reply to text messages from your computer.
- Send yourself files and links to any of your devices.
- Use drag and drop functionality to transfer multiple files.
- Chat heads functionality that can be collapsed into a bubble so that it floats over all of your other open windows making it easier to use when you multitask.
If you do a lot of file transfers between your phone and your PC or vice versa or have been searching for a good messaging app that lets you send and reply to SMS from your PC, PushBullet is a fantastic app that will help you do that.
Its available on the Play Store for free so do check it out and tell us what you think.
Peter Leung says
Just curious … Does the app run on the Linux operating system? Or is it Windows only?
Adeline Gear says
As far as I know there isn’t an official desktop app for Linux. If you are not happy with the browser extensions, you can give Pushbullet Indicator a try, which is an unofficial Pushbullet Ubuntu client.