Mobile app of the day: Pushbullet

If you're anything like me, you have a lot of different mobile devices. A phone, tablet, laptop, another phone, another tablet – well, you get the picture. I'm always looking for good ways to share content across these devices, and a lot of this content has a short lifespan. Short to-do lists, somebody's phone number, the address of somewhere I need to be, a document I want to read then discard, a photo, a website I have found on my phone that I want to visit on a larger screen later.

Pushbullet is more immediate and easier to use than Dropbox or Evernote for this kind of information, and if you register a number of devices data is synchronised across them all, so those shopping or to-do lists are easily accessed from whatever you are currently using. You can share stuff with other people and set up automatic notifications too.

There is one other really useful feature here: Pushbullet can show handset notifications on the computer. Who is calling, who just texted, who emailed and what did they say? You don't have to pick up the phone to find out. That's a real timesaver. Note that you'll need a Chrome or Firefox extension and a desktop app to get the most out of Pushbullet. The Windows app is live, plus Safari extensions and a Mac app are being worked on.

Click here to download Pushbullet for Android, or here for iOS.

Product: Pushbullet

OS: Android, iOS

Price: Free