Pushbullet is a very popular app which lets you mirror notifications on your Android devices to your desktop browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox with extensions/add-ons.
I say the words “used to”, because Pushbullet announced a move few days back, which is simply ridiculous. Want to know more? Read on.
Pushbullet Pro, is the company’s latest offering, which as the name suggests, is a premium feature. Pushbullet free users will no longer be able to send more than100 messages per month using SMS, WhatsApp, Kik, etc. Sending files is limited to 25MB, while the free storage space is just 1GB.
Oh and it gets worse, Mirrored notification actions, Universal copy & paste are not available for free users. And that’s not the worst part, the bigger problem is that you have to pay a whopping $40 per year for using these formerly free features.
You can still use Pushbullet for mirroring your phone’s notifications, but the service is undoubtedly going to lose users, especially considering the fact that there are completely free alternatives, which offer the features locked behind the paywall.
And if you are looking for an alternative to Pushbullet, I recommend the free Mightytext service, which coincidentally happened to release its desktop app yesterday.