Pushbullet is getting a huge new update today, and it makes this one of the most pleasant file sharing apps out there. The main change you will see is a new user interface that breaks shared files up into 3 different categories:
- Friends: stuff you’ve shared to friends, or stuff they’ve shared with you. You can even tap a friend’s name to see your share history with that person.
- Me: stuff you’ve shared to your various devices.
- Following: stuff being shared to certain “channels” that you can follow.
Makes a lot of sense, no? They’ve also improved messaging and replying to make it easy to respond to a friend’s file without having to jump through hoops.
We’re also getting revamped browser extensions that’ll give you access to all these features and new info, as well as a brand new Windows app that introduces a very awesome feature: chat heads. The Windows app can be minimized to your tray, and if a friend pushes something to you you’ll see a bubble with their face pop up. Opening the bubble shows a concise user interface for viewing and replying to that friend, and it’s just as easy to whisk them back away until the next time they have a cat picture to throw your way.
Oh, and those same changes are headed to the web version of Pushbullet, as well. This is a very big step for the team, and it essentially makes Pushbullet a chat platform with a really robust file sharing element Can’t say we’re not totally excited for where this thing is headed. You can find download links here to get Pushbullet for whichever devices you want it on.