Pushbullet devs introduce super simple WiFi file transfer app called Portal [VIDEO]


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The developers behind Pushbullet are gearing up to bring a big update to the push notification app soon, but first they dropped a brand new app on us. It’s called Portal, and it enables you to transfer files from your computer to your Android phone.

It’s not super exciting or some new concept, but it is simple, and it is fast. It works by transferring files over your local WiFi network, so you don’t have to deal with shoddy connection and server speeds. Files transferred to your phone are easily accessed either within the app or Android’s standard file browser.

It’s different from Pushbullet’s file transfer feature which can work even if your two devices aren’t on the same network. We’re not sure why it couldn’t simply be brought to Pushbullet as a new feature, but we won’t complain — it’s free and it’s awesome.

The developers have plans for big updates soon, including the ability to transfer files from your phone to PC.

And that’s about it. Like we said: simple, but sweet. Give it a go over at Google Play.

[via Pushbullet]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Why? What’s wrong with good old SMB shares and, say ES File Manager?

    1. Because no one wants to see posts about shi$$ing your (m = my) bed.

  2. I’ve been using WiFi File Explorer Pro for this purpose for years.

  3. Will give this a shot – paid for SuperBeam, but it’s so unreliable and ShareIt seems to clunky for what it needs to do.

  4. Just tried it and it was really quick and easy, I liked it, much easier than doing over Bluetooth.

  5. Have to give it a shot to see if it’s easier than SolidExplorer SMB file copy.

  6. I’ve got an simpler way.

    It’s called “email”.

    What do I win?

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