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Cross-platform content sharing app Pushbullet is now a messenger

  1. [parsehtml]<p><img alt="cross-platform pushbullet" src="http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/06/2015-06-30-image-13.jpg" /></p> <p>On Tuesday, Pushbullet, a free cross-platform app that lets you &#39;push&#39; content between devices, announced via a <a href="https://blog.pushbullet.com/2015/06/30/meet-the-new-pushbullet/">blog post</a> they&#39;re now also a messenger app. Before the update, Pushbullet coordinated with third party messengers like WhatsAppp to send and receive messages.</p> <p>With Pushbullet, you can seamlessly send and receive content including links, photos, files, and notifications across two different devices like a desktop computer and smartphone. And now, instead of just being able to share a file with your colleague you can also chat about it in the app. But what does Pushbullet offer over other messenger apps?</p> <p>Its cross-platform versatility for one. Pushbullet works on Android, iOS, most web browsers, OS X and has a beta Windows application. The Pushbullet community has also made apps that work on Windows Phone, Ubuntu and Blackberry.</p> <p>Secondly, instead of just exchanging files, which you can easily use file-sharing apps like DropBox for, Pushbullet can place a link from your computer into a phone&#39;s web browser. This web sharing feature should be familiar to owners of Macs and iPhones, where you can view open web pages on your Mac in the iPhone&#39;s Safari app.</p> <p>Pushbullet&#39;s addition of a messenger function while supporting all major operating systems shows the company aims to be the go-to for discussing and sharing content. Pushbullet has been around since 2012 and has already distributed millions of files -- it&#39;s definitely not a service to ignore.</p> <p>Watch Pushbullet&#39;s demo video below.</p> <div class="video-container"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FJq4pJwKV1M" width="560"></iframe></div><p><a rel='alternate' href='http://www.techspot.com/news/61184-cross-platform-content-sharing-app-pushbullet-now-messenger.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='http://www.techspot.com/news/61184-cross-platform-content-sharing-app-pushbullet-now-messenger.html'>http://www.techspot.com/news/61184-cross-platform-content-sharing-app-pushbullet-now-messenger.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
     

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