It’s not a huge task to take your eyes off your computer screen and see what notification you have on your phone. But, you have to admit that doing that throws you off, and you end up losing your train of thought.
Being able to see your Android notifications on your Windows computer is a lot better. You can quickly see if the notification is worth your attention or not and decide whether to pick up your phone or not.
Manage Your Android Notifications With PushBullet
Once you’ve installed PushBullet on your computer, you’ll need to install PushBullet on your Android device. Once you’ve installed it on both your computer and Android device, PushBullet will give you the option of sending some text files (as a test run) from your computer to your Android device, along with other on-screen instructions.
It’s not mandatory, if you don’t feel like sending anything, you can always click on the skip option at the bottom. PushBullet will let you know everything you need to do on your Windows computer to get it up and running.
On the Pushbullet Android app, make sure to enable Notification Mirroring. To turn it on, open the app and tap on the Mirroring tab at the bottom. Toggle on the Notification Mirroring option, and you’re good to go.
How to Interact With the Android Notifications on Your Computer
Whenever you get a notification on your Android device, you’ll see a popup window on your Windows computer with the option to dismiss it or reply. The window is big enough, so you don’t have to struggle reading what the notification says.
If you’ve dismissed it, but are ready to reply, click on the Chrome extension. When the PushBullet window appears, click on the Notifications option at the bottom.
Once you click on the reply button the notification, a new window will appear that’ll allow you to reply.
If at any time you want to send a test notification to make sure everything is running correctly, open the Android app, and go to the Mirroring tab. Swipe to the bottom and tap on the Send a test notification.
The notification you see on your Windows computer will clearly say it’s only a test notification.
Also, by right-clicking on an image or highlighting a text, you’ll now see an option to send that content to your phone through PushBullet.
Get More PushBullet Options
Like most free accounts, you don’t always get all the options you want. If you want to get more out of PushBullet, you can always go Pro. With the Pro version, you pay $3.33 by paying yearly or $4.99 by paying monthly.
You get options such as:
- 1GB capacity on file sending
- Unlimited messages such as SMS, WhatsApp, Kik, etc
- Mirrored notification action support
- Universal copy and paste
- Dark Mode
These are the option you won’t find on the free version. So, if you think you need these extras, all you have to do is go Pro.
Thanks to PushBullet, you won’t be left with the curiosity of whether it’s worth checking to see if that notification is worth your attention. If you decide to give PushBullet a try, don’t forget to let me know what you think of it in the comments below.