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I literally just switched to Join-- does everything Pushbullet does, but doesn't require a subscription.
I abandoned pushbullet for Join, which only requires a one time payment after the 30 day trial. Not as good as pushbullet yet, but works well enough for me.
Join - I couldn't live without this. It was originally a Pushbullet alternative that emerged during the Pushbullet Pro debacle. But it's moved well beyond that. SMS from my pc, notification mirroring and actions, send clipboard (auto/universal and manual), transfer files, take screenshot from pc, screen capture video from pc, etc.
They monetized their app very poorly. Instead of offering additional features, they removed features to put them behind a paywall. Additionally, their price is incredibly excessive given the service they provide.
If anyone is looking for an alternative, I'd suggest going with Join, which recently came out of beta. The app is supported by a one time payment and optional advertisement. It works just like Pushbullet.
I didn't see Join mentioned yet. It has a lot of Pushbullet-like features, you can mirror SMS on your computer through Chrome, share files, clipboard, tabs, etc. Pretty useful and also free.
Edit: Not free, there's a one time purchase.
There is always Join as well. All of the Pushbullet functionality. None of the price. Plus, it has amazing Tasker integration, and it's made by the AutoApps guy, who makes routinely good stuff.
I've been considering using this after Pushbullet anounced subscription fee. When it was announced it wasn't really feature packed, and I didn't switch yet.
Latest Pushbullet update caused it to drain a lot of battery on my phone, so I finally gave up on it, installed Join, and paid the one-time fee for it. It's much more polished and has a lot of new features. Some options from Pushbullet still aren't there, and there are a lot features in it that Pushbullet doesn't have. There are a few quirks here and there, but it's still in beta, and developer is resolving those quickly.
So far I'm happy with it, and the price isn't really that much.
Have you tried join?
I've been using Textra with Join for desktop messaging (via the Chrome extension) and it's been great for the most part. It has some difficulty handling group SMS but I don't use group texting very often so it hasn't been much of a problem for me.
I've been using Join by joaoapps to sync everything you can imagine (sms/mms, notifications, copy clipboard, share files...) on all your devices (Android app, chrome extension, Windows 10 app, join webpage). It was only $4.99 for a lifetime subscription. A nice thing about Join is that everything's stored on your Google Drive instead of a 3rd party server and it works with any SMS client (I personally use Messages or Textra). It even supports Google Assistant/tasker integration but I have not tried it.
Join is better than Airdroid - and yes, it's a Pushbullet replacement that was built in the aftermath of the Pushbullet freemium debacle.
Edit: Some day I'll remember how to link in reddit.
I'm a huge Join fan, and have been a beta tester since day one. I've also donated $ to the project and paid to see this app progress.
That said, the Windows 10 app is not worth it - even if it were free. Really, if you are a Chrome user, there is no reason for the Windows 10 app to exist. The Chrome extension is great.
(You're not missing anything by not getting the Windows 10 app. Seriously)
While KDE Connect is usable on Windows, it's not being actively developed for that platform and thus not as awesome. I would recommend non-KDE users to use Join by u/joaomgcd . Awesome dev, has a lot of projects (he recently took over Tasker) and all of them are united on a single ecosystem of apps.
Get the Join app for android. Do stuff on your phone via a web browser on your desktop/laptop
There are several other apps which does similar things. This is just one of them.
Try out Join.
I used this for a while, but ended up finding that the Join App did most of the things I wanted access to. I highly recommend trying it out as a lightweight option for your phone to text from desktop.
In lieu of Pushbullet, have you tried Join? Based on your post, I switched over to Messenger for a while, but I'll be using Join as my desktop replacement.
Not to take away from Connected Devices as this looks very promising, but also check out Join and Pushbullet as they do the same things, though require an additional client on the other devices, and might offer more functionality. Perhaps OP can incorporate some of their features as well as an integrated solution for Windows is often much nicer to use vs dealing with additional clients.
I've started using join. It's not as fast or slick as push bullet but does the job. It's new so hopefully will be updated with improvements before long.
Join is an Android app. Combined with the Join Chrome extension, it will mirror your phone's notifications and text directly from your Chromebook. There are plenty of other features (sharing clipboard contents between phone and Chromebook, sending tabs, sending files, etc).
This functionality has been rumored to be native to ChromeOS for some time, but nothing has come out of these rumors.
The JOIN app is a great superior alternative to Push Bullet
> Join allows you to easily do stuff remotely on your Android and PC devices like SMS, notifications, clipboard, and much more!
Join feels more reliable and easy to use, and has a great helpful mod /u/joaomgcd
Plus it has a super Chrome extension
Check it out: [link]
You can try using Join, it works great for me and it seems like the developer is pretty active supporting it.
I've been using it for about a year and a half.
I have so many devices that I've just switched everyone I talk to regularly over to Telegram. The cross platform (android /iOS) requirement is the real deal breaker here.. If it wasn't for that requirement I'd recommend Join
Your Phone Companion is the official Microsoft app for texting from your PC. With the next Windows update (build 1809 that got pulled recently and is back in testing) they are adding universal clipboard support integrated with Swiftkey.
All this is well and good if you like Swiftkey. I don't. Here's what I use:
[link] - SMS via web using the default Android Messages (now just called Messages in the play store)
Join [link] - this app has a universal clipboard, allows you to push files/links to your windows PC, and does SMS from desktop. It also uses Google Drive for sync, meaning your data isn't going to anyone that doesn't already have it. It supports end to end encryption as well.
Google Photos - pixel devices get unlimited storage at original quality. I use Google photos to get at the images on my phone from anywhere. It's a great experience.
FYI, Join and Cortana can also do this, without Pushbullet's 100 sent limit per month.
Yes! There's one called: Join.
It's an awesome app. It mirrors messages from your phone to your Chromebook. You will be able to read and reply.
<strong>Join</strong> is one of the most awesome apps/plugins for connecting all of your Android mobile devices to each other, along with integrating them with systems like IFTTT and Google Home, etc.
Aside from various AutoApps, I use Join for texting from my desktop, mirroring notifications, pushing links, files, and clipboard contents across devices, executing any Tasker task remotely, receiving IFTTT alerts—and so on.
Use SMS on any phone from any PC, Android tablet, Android phone, or Xbox One.
Send/sync clipboard items between devices, remotely type in text boxes between devices
Send tabs between devices. Reading a car repair tutorial on your PC but you need to open it on your phone? 2 clicks and it's there
Remotely execute Tasker commands and tasks on Android devices and Eventghost commands on Windows PCs
Ring your devices, if you've lost your phone in the couch for example.
Sync any or all notifications to other devices, and be able to interact with them.
Integrates with all of Joao's apps, so if you want to set up a script to click a button on your Pebble or Android Wear watch and have it open Netflix on your media center PC and dim Hue lights and turn on the microwave to cook popcorn, you can do that. Do you want yell at your Google Home to turn off the lights and start your car? You can do that.
Send any files to any device
Uses Google Drive for file movements. Want to hook IFTTT into to Google Drive and log every file transfer to Google Sheets? You can do that. No mobile data? You can use IFTTT to send you an SMS when you have a pending file transfer.
Haven't played with the Google Drive stuff much, but I'm sure there's a whole new world of neato shit I can do with it.
Google Photos and Google Play Music
Sync photos from phone to your Google account and view them in any browser or the Photos app on Android or iOS devices
Upload music from any PC (Windows or Linux, maybe Mac but I don't care for Macs so I wouldn't know) and play it in any app or web browser
Any other phone<->PC (or any other device in Join's case) features that iOS/macOS can do that my Android can't do?
Great information! Just wanted to say if anyone else wanted, you can also use the Join app instead of PushBullet, in general, it has much more features. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joaomgcd.join&hl=en_US.
While this does what it says, people need to be wary of this as it's not a fail-safe method.
Just because the message is deleted and wasn't showing the green-double-tick that marks it as seen in WhatsApp, doesn't mean it wasn't seen and read by the recipient.
Most smartphones will display some or all of the message in the notification, and it can also be displayed on a smart watch. For example, on Android, the sender and a line or two of text is displayed on the lock screen, you can pull down the notification bar and read the same, you can extend the notification to see the whole message, you can also read quite a lot of it on the notification on your smart watch.
Furthermore, apps like Join, which is a brilliant app, will forward these notifications in their entirety to other devices or your PC where you can read them completely. None of these actions show the message as "read" either. Only going into WhatsApp and viewing the message there does that.
Universal copy and paste on Join is almost flawless. I would highly recommend switching to Join from Pushbullet, it's a way better product, is free, has more features, and uses your Google Drive for storage instead of the dev's own servers, so this also means no file size limits on pushes, and it's cheap for the dev to run (will never be as expensive as Pushbullet if it's ever monetized).
There's really no excuse not to switch.
EDIT: App is here: [link]
Join by /u/joaomgcd. It's like a better and less expensive version of pushbullet, with even more features. It has a chrome extension and a win10 app.
Pushbullet is dated, son. Join is the fucking shit though. Pushing tabs and files between devices is a breeze and it's super handy for finding recipes on my phone and pushing the tab to my tablet, or pushing the download link of a file from my PC to my phone/tablet to start downloading it there.
Edit: Plus it integrates well with a lot of Joao's apps (mostly Tasker extensions) and Tasker itself, so you can set up some really, really fancy shit. Add IFTTT/Assistant pairing and the digital world becomes your slave.
I used to love pushbullet until they started with their subscription model. I've switched over to Join and it is infinitely better.
*edit: added link for app
Nooo. I adopted Pushbullet early and it was great until the price increase and lack of ongoing improvements. Join is all Pushbullet was ++
It's a one time cost. Has free plugins for your OS / browser.
I use Join and MySMS.
Join for the pushing back and forth from pc and phone.
MySMS for the much better texting integration. It supports group chats and mms. The web and standalone program for pc is really well done. They also have an iOS app so I can view my texts on my work iPhone. All it needs is Android Auto support and Id be golden.
Mysms is $10 a year, Join is dependant on where you live
Join by Joaoapps is what I just recommended to my friend and he is happy since it's much cheaper than a Pushbullet subscription.
If you don't send that many SMS a month though then free PushBullet is fine.
MYSTERY DISCOVERED: Those pictures were not being uploaded from my phone. They were in my Google Drive in a folder created by the Join app, that's why I couldn't find them in my phone.
I don't know if it does what you need it to do but Join is a very popular alternative to Pushbullet, may be worth a try. It's $6.99 to unlock all features but it offers a free trial.
Join by Joaoapps allows you to text from PC, though not sure how it compares to other options. It is a onetime payment of $5 unlike many others. The developer has been very good (same one who does the Tasker AutoApps series).
Whoops, it is this Join
It does much more but allows you to handle your texts on any of your Android devices or Chrome browsers - among many other things.
Take a look at Join - allows you sync all notifications and more between your phone and any computer your using that's running Chrome. You can even do some automation on pc - not sure about Mac.
It starts a conversation. Most 1 star reviews work like this:
If those reviews stop "counting", it'll be much fairer for the developer because at least the developer would have the chance of starting a conversation.
For example, in the last 3 days I had these 2 reviews in one of my apps: first, second
I already know that there's no use in responding to those. They are clearly spam or something of the sort. So I have no way of defending myself against them. If the user was required to reply to make it count at least these 2 reviews wouldn't make the average score lower...
edit: Alright mods.. want to tell me why my post was removed?
> Special 25% off offer going on right now for the unlock
> edit: Cost me $5.38 Canadian with the discount.
I've been using a mix of MightyText and Join. Trying to narrow down to one. I've been pretty happy with MightyText, but Join is making some really cool strides.
I use Join and its API to make notifications and trigger actions on my phone based on PC events (Task Scheduler or EventGhost)
I've tried it, and push messages, location, and even Play Store all work fine; some apps, however, won't work at all (Join being the most crucial one for me). That's currently the only thing keeping me from switching to MicroG full-time.
Here is a list of currently implemented Play Services APIs, by the way. TL;DR: most of them are not supported.
Take a look at Join by /u/joaomgcd
Join is aimed at connecting your devices and can also send and receive Tasker commands.
So you could have one phone send a command when x context is met and the second phone would react on that command.
You mentioned that you were "going to try Join". Why not try it? It's really cheap and you're not required to use all of the other features.
Note: "Free" - especially in this context - is an unreasonable request. It costs money to build, maintain, and run these apps. If you were to suddenly find a free app that did this, you would be looking at an app that had not yet monetized, but will need to (Pushbullet).
JoaoApps (creator of all the AutoApps) also created <strong>Join</strong> which can do exactly what you're looking for (if I'm understanding your request correctly). Join also interfaces with Tasker.
So, AutoVoice would handle the voice request on your tablet, and then Join would handle passing the contacts/calling aspect back and forth with your phone, rather than using AutoRemote.
In fact Join is built on the foundations/code inside AutoRemote, just with a lot more features and easier interface.
Sorry to hear that, definitely sounds frustrating. It sounds like Fi users have been encouraged to switch to AMessages, so I guess that's just a side effect of holding on to an EOL product.
Though, as someone who used to regularly back up SMS I eventually realized it wasn't really worth clinging to the past like that. Just a waste of data since I almost never went back to reference things anyways.
If at all possible, give AMessages a try and see if it's worthwhile. Imo is a far nicer app than Hangouts ever was. If you still need desktop access to texts give Join a try as well. That's just one of the many useful features it has.
Join. Done. Also, here's the Chrome extension.
Join does this. You can also have it automatically copy your clipboard (computer to phone and phone to computer). You can send SMS/MMS straight from the computer.
mirror notifications on desktop, allows you to respond to texts on your computer, can push links and files from any device to another. There are a few good options for this functionality. Join is another popular one.
Yes, you can use an app called Join made by /u/joaomgcd and it is great for cross android sms and even mms and I think it would be great for your situation.
Funny you should ask. I had set up something like you describe the other month, though I haven't used it in a bit for boring and complicated reasons.
So the way I set it up was using Tasker in conjunction with Join and Anymote (which if you haven't bought it yet, while expensive, is by far the best IR remote app out there). You can use Tasker to send a message (I used numbers) from your current phone to your old device through Join (I believe that "Join" will show up under the plugins section of Tasker, once you install it) and set up a Task on your old phone to react to the message by blasting an Anymote IR command. I use Tasker widget buttons on my home screen to trigger this, but it'd be easy enough to alter the new phone's Task to automatically trigger when, say, you connect to your home wifi (at certain times of the day). There are probably much better ways to do this, mine is by no means the most efficient solution, but it's what I found that works.
I haven't looked at it in a while, but I'd been meaning to set it up again and would be happy to elaborate and try to help you. Cheers!
An alternative would be to get a smart watch like a pebble, you get all your notifications and can even respond to them with voice.
However if you are set on using this phone, I suppose you could try the app Join
I assume you mean AutoRemote, not AutoShare? Anyway, yes, that should be possible. You can read the notifications with AutoNotification and send a message to your PC with the contents. Then send a message back to your phone with your reply and use AutoNotification Reply to send off your reply.
Join might be simpler for this, though. It allows for notifications from PC via a Chrome extension or Windows 10 app. There's a 1 week trial and then it costs $3.99.
I said bye to Pushbullet when Join came out. Better than PB in my opinion, more customisable, one time payment after 30 day trial and has a Windows 10 app with built in action/notification centre support
There is a way to do this, but it requires a tiny bit of set up. The app you're looking for is Join. This app allows all your Android devices to communicate with each other.
The app has many features, but the one you're interested in is "Remote SMS":
I should note that the whole process works over your Google Drive with end-to-end encryption. This is how the two phones communicate with each other.
Please note: this will only work if both devices are Android devices. If both devices aren't Android, I would recommend trying Pushbullet, another app that is very similar in functionality.
Let me know if you have questions
What's missing as far as SMS goes is a firefox plugin but that's being worked on and real time update with SMS. What I mean by the second point is that sending a text works (it's actually super fast) but the window doesn't update with incoming texts so it's effectively one way for now. You have to close and open up the chrome extension window in order to see new received texts. I'm using Yappy and QKSMS for now but I'll be switching back to Textra with Join as soon as SMS works completely.
edit: Just updated the program and the receiving is much improved. Still requires you to close and open the window in chrome for a refresh but I now get notification of a received text in taskbar. It's a measurable improvement over yesterday.
MightyText can actually accomplish this through its web app. It has a Chrome extension, and I think there might be a Firefox one, too, though I'm not sure. They also have a desktop app, which is basically the webapp in a program window.
Basically, it syncs messages from your phone to your PC. New messages open up a popup window with the message. Because it's syncing with a webapp, you can login from any browser (though it works best with Chrome browsers) and send/receive from there. If you use the extension, you can send a page directly to someone via text, or right click on any image and send via MMS directly from there.
There's also Join which can sync SMS between your devices (including any browser), though that's not its primary function, unlike MightyText. It also doesn't work with MMS (yet), also unlike MightyText.
Join is what most people seem to be moving towards. Even though I'm a paid user I'm starting to think about moving - PB has been so quiet ever since the Pro push. The price doesn't bother me at all (downvote away) but the lack of development now is starting to.
I will ask here in hopes that someone can answer...
Does Join use ONLY Google Drive to sync? The app page says this:
> Your personal data (like your SMS messages for example) is kept privately on your Google Drive. Shared files are also kept there so that you can easily access them later.
I consider all of the data being transferred by this app to be personal. I would love a breakdown of what info is going where. I LOVE what Join brings to the table but I also care about privacy.
Personally, I prefer Join over Pushbullet. Pushbullet has a paid subscription for some features, so this might be limiting. But if you're looking to share small files, this might be best solution for you.
Also a few reasons why I personally prefer Join:
Both solutions have end-to-end encryption, but all data is routed using your own personal Google Drive account when using Join. Pushbullet shares data using their own servers.
You can send SMS remotely on your primary device from a secondary device
Universal Copy and Paste (free) - allows you to copy your clipboard from once device to another (e.g. phone to phone, computer to phone)
Pushbullet is great, but only lets you send a set amount of texts unless you pay a monthly subscription fee. Join does the same things and more for free but has ads, or you can pay once to remove them. Only thing is that I've found Join to be a little less polished than Pushbullet, but it's no way a deal breaker.
Here is PlayStore Link.
As it's beta though in order to access it you likely need to register for the beta first at the Join main page link.
I had to adjust DPI over adb to get Cayenne setup. Sure wish the crown button could scroll.
> Check dpi: adb shell wm density
> Change dpi: adb shell wm density 210 (smaller number more real estate)
You can use the app/plugin <strong>Join</strong> to send Tasker messages from one device to another, that you can then link to Tasks that do anything you want, such as skip tracks, change volume, etc. etc.
Join by Jaooapps
Connects your phone to your computer and receives all notifications and you can send/reply to texts. You can also do a whole bunch of other stuff but that's what I mainly use it for.
Dunno why it would do that, if it's the same app then you've already paid for it. I would just go on a computer and visit the Play Store link on a desktop/laptop PC. Then you can install it remotely.
I used a MacBook Pro for work (2016? Not the new ones) and haven't had any real issues. If you use Allo, like the 1 other person I know, it can be accessed via the web now. Otherwise, I use Join for sending texts and everything from my computer, sending files between the two, etc. It's pretty cheap with a one time purchase and gets the job done well enough. You'll likely never come to the same level of integration that an iPhone and a Mac have, but I likely won't be giving up my Android for a good long while.
The sales are on their site. The last big one was the Back to School sale in August ... I'd say there is one every three months at least, pretty sure there will be a Black Friday and an Xmas sale, maybe even a Halloween one - they use every opportunity. There will be a big update to AdGuard for Windows out in a matter of days, in the past they have used major updates for sale events as well.
And I think there may still be valid coupon codes, try ANDRCOUPON or ADGUARD4VIP. And, yeah, the Russian VPN method gives a massive discount on top of that - but that's not entirely kosher. I'm personally not unhappy that I paid in Euros, I feel like I got my money's worth.
Regarding my other purchases on Android. I probably got the most mileage out of Boost for Reddit (I pretty much bought all of the big clients, that's the one I stuck with), Nova Launcher and Pocketcasts. Oh, and I bought a Cerberus Lifetime license for 3€ back when they still offered lifetime licenses - that was a good deal. Oh, and Join - I use that one religiously. Nova and Cerberus I could probably live without, without Join, AdGuard, Boost and Pocketcasts my life would be a little worse.
It can take a few minutes after joining the beta before the Play Store page shows the app
Yeah, seems somewhat odd to not link to the Play Store. The link OP posted to the dev's website must be getting the Reddit hug of death right now.
I highly recommend using join by joaoapps. I'm currently on mobile so I can't link you but so far its a much better pushbullet alternative. Plus there's a one time purchase.
Also a small review: [link]
Join is an alternative to Pushbullet. Personally I haven't used it because I am satisfied with the free version of Pushbullet for the rare SMS I receive and for notifications.
I'd use Join. I started using it this week. It lets you accomplish the same thing without texting/rate limits.
IMO it doesn't have as many features as MightyText but it's sure less expensive (one-time purchase) and has a 30-day trial in case you want to see for yourself before buying. The developers are experienced (they made the AutoApps for Tasker plugin suite) and have helpful support.
The best answer really is to just use the app "<strong>Join</strong>".
Integrates perfectly with Tasker, and is easy to change all those types of settings whether by hand or by using Tasker. Join is actually an enhanced version of AutoRemote with a friendly interface. Joao set out to create something that goes way beyond Pushbullet and succeeded magnificently .
FWIW, I have been using Join by joaoapps to push tabs from Chrome on my desktop to my S7 Edge and vice-versa. Not as seamless as Chrome's syncing feature but at least it gets the job done and prevents Google Now from unnecessarily harvesting my browsing data on my S7 Edge, in my case.
Join is another SMS desktop notification app that works well. lot of people ditched PB for Join after they changed to a paid subscription model. Nice bonus is tasker integration allowing you to automate events when you receive a text.
What I would recommend then is using Joao's new app <strong>Join</strong>.
It's fairly easy to setup, and you've got a 30-day trial period to check it out. Basically you can send a direct message between devices, and it integrates with Tasker as a plugin.
Of course it's got a million other features, useful in a lot of ways. And it supports Android 4.1 and up. Some more info here.
Once you have the app and extension installed, just click on the extension icon on whatever tab you want sent, select your phone from the devices list, then click "Send current tab to your device"
I use messenger with Join. Similar to pushbullet but with a one time fee. The main reason I switched from hangouts was the picture quality and for some reason it used a bit of data sending pictures but YMMV.
Pushbullet used to be the go-to for this kind of use case, but since they aren't free, people seem to recommend Join, which comes in Android apps and a Chrome extension for the computer. This will allow you text from your devices, send files, and send links between all of them.
That's another good idea. Join has a similar model. Once you buy the unlock, there's a toggle to turn ads off, but I keep ads on just to support the guy.
I don't know if I would keep most ads on in Sync, but I'm sure some people would. And could just be one more option to throw some support Dr Dawson's way.
<strong>Join</strong>. It has a ton of features including <strong>Tasker</strong> integration.
It's a nice idea, but it would be a lot easier just to use the Automatic clipboard sharing that's avalible within <strong>Join</strong>. :-}
Just an idea for your task, it might be a better idea to set the trigger to:
Event => Variable changed => %CLIP
This would make it so that you don't have to have 1 more accessibility service activated, if you only use the Toast intercept for this profile.
How about Join?
Similar to Pushbullet, though instead of a subscription it's a one time $5 fee (not a lot to pay if you really like the features it gives).
30 free trial to see if it works out for you.
Join is far superior for what I need. Pushbullet and Pushbullet Pro doesn't have the functionality I need. And the cost is absurd.
Also, I purchase many apps and subscription-based services. But I mostly do so to support great developers and products. Pushbullet's move to Pro was a debacle, and they made it clear in discussions that they were not interested in maintaining a large user base. Rather, their pricing model was explicitly designed to reduce the number of users.
I am very happy with Join.
If you stay under the SMS limits, Pushbullet is fantastic.
Yeah, it's pretty seamless. There's a few cool things you can do, like unlock your laptop by having your phone unlocked and nearby. When you throw in a couple of cheap apps like Join, they start to feel really integreated. Google's been claiming for years that they want to increase the integration between the two platforms, so I'm hoping for more of that the more Chrome OS starts to adopt Android-esque features and vise versa.
TL;DR: mostly you can but it's not quite as clean and seamless.
The two apps I linked will both get you operations similar to iOS and Mac. Join is a little less clean but it uses your Google Drive and has more options and features. Pushbullet is most of a premium software but to really get features you will have to pay a subscription, they also use their own servers.
Feel free to ask for clarifications, I run a Chromebook Plus and a Pixel daily.
If I understand your question. I would look at Join If you install that on your phone and the tablet you want to send SMS from you will be able to through the Join app on your tablet and whatever SMS app on your phone.
Join The app is like pushbullet with support for more complex stuff if integrated with IFTTT. For example I set it to open any pc software when I say to google assistant open --- on my pc (This requires another great app called Tasker). I believe both are Android exclusives.
You can use Cortana in Windows 10 to get your Android notifications through her. : [link]
Or a very slick method is to use Join, which can be used to do almost anything, using Tasker: [link]
Join + whatever SMS app you want. I've been using it for months with Textra and really happy with it, and all the other features outside of texting (mirroring notifications, pushing links, clipboard etc) make the one-time payment completely worth it. The desktop extension only works with Google Chrome currently though.
I use Join by JoaoApps. It will send text messages but it will also do a lot of other stuff between Chrome and your phone, like transferring Chrome tabs, sharing your clipboard, typing into an app on your phone. It's paid but you get a free trial. For me it's well worth paying for.
Here's a direct link to the video.
Here's a direct link to Google Play
For anyone curious, here's my todo list for Join. Be aware: some of it is in Portuguese :)
And here's the explanation of why there's no Firefox extension yet: [link]
Also here's a FAQ that includes the answer to why all apps don't automatically sync their notifications: [link]
I'd rather have them buy Join
Great alternative to Push Bullet. Sends files and SMS seamlessly to connected devices. Free to try out for month and then a one-time fee to unlock.
My preferred password manager. I use it with KeePassX on my mac. Allows me to create strong unique passwords and not have to remember them.
The best wallpaper maker bar none. If you are looking to customize your home screen, look no further.
With the aid of MyFitnessPal, I have lost a total of 30 lbs. Has an extensive database with foods and nutritional facts. Also has the ability to scan UPC codes for easy lookup.
My preferred message client. Integrates SMS and Signal messages. Full E2E encryption when messaging someone else using Signal. Supports iOS as well.
Titanium Backup PRO
The best backup utility for rooted phones. Has made switching custom ROMs seamless.
Links your phone and computer. Pay once and that's it. Works very well.
Join has a one-time payment (no subscription). It also happens to be better and has more features than Pushbullet.
I prefer Join to Pushbullet. A onetime payment of $5 and you can do everything Pushbullet does and possibly more.
Now I use Join to push websites / pictures / text in between my computer and phone.
Join & Pushbullet
Hello /r/Android , found some good utility apps.
Join : Felt a better replacement to pushbullet
Snap copy : connect your device to a single clipboard, copy from a device paste on another
Powerline : smart status bar indicators
Simplypaper : a minimal dope collection of walls
Somnio : A dream journal, with great ui having cloud integration.
Join worked well but I haven't used it for a few months
No time. Available now via any of these (and more):
~~Free~~ one time payment, more user friendly (IMO) alternative to this is Join: [link]
I think the linker bot messed up.
The app in the Play Store, to be installed in your devices
The Chrome extension, to let your computer interact with your devices, too
The Windows 10 app, if you're feeling really wild
Join by joaoapps - Integrates your computer and phone so you can move files, respond to messages, dismiss notifications. Also, you can share clipboard, text and open URLs across devices.
~~By the same people who made tasker so it works together very nicely~~
Tapatalk - This is how I centralize all my forum needs
Poweramp Music Player
Also in my EDC are the previously mentioned Keepass2android and Tasker
Now if you say something like Hey Google say something on my phones, the phones you have configured should say something out loud :)
Join the covenant, brother
Join looks pretty good. I think I'll give it a shot.
> Join by joaoapps
beep boop here you go [link]
Check out Join. One time purchase, no limits, does MMS, updated frequently. It's great
Join is the best. But you can also check out Pushbullet and MightyText.
Join is the best by far.
Join isn't perfect, but has been working pretty well for me.
Yes, Join. [link] it's awesome!
/u/joaomgcd for Join by Joaoapps, the Pushbullet killer.
Done cheaper with Join
Hate (possible) blogspam? Here's a tl;dr:
My personal recommendation would be Join.
Any reason to use EasyJoin over Join? Aside from EasyJoin being free.
try Join [link]
Personally I use Join and a chrome plugin. Works great for me, its not free but its not expensive (one time payment).
Might I recommend Join. I've been using it since dropping Pushbullet.
Not Google apps as far as I know, no. Just third party apps. MightyText is one of them. Has both a desktop program and a Chrome extension, plus website support, too, so you can also sync your texts and send from any browser, should you not have it installed on the computer you're currently using, for example.
Another alternative is Join. Also has a Chrome extension, and SMS from website support. However, Join is meant to be used for pushing files and notifications to and from a device, so texting is not it's main purpose, unlike MightyText. Also, Join doesn't support MMS messages while MightyText does.
Lastly, there's Pushbullet. It has almost the same features as MightyText (even has a desktop client, I believe) as well as from Join, plus it also supports MMS.
I've completely replaced it with Join [link]
I was wondering why I would not find it on the Play Store. It's actually in beta :), thanks.
> Since Join is in beta, to join it, you have to opt-in from this page. Then you download the app from the Play Store on your Android devices and the Chrome extension in your browser.
Join is extremely helpful if you want to view and send SMS from your Chromebook/Chrome browser
Yeah, way easier that way plus uploading them is super simple because you just use [link]
Try Join. Its a one time $5 fee and you can get notification and reply from your desktop.
For anyone who wants that sort of link functionality (and more) without being tied into the Microsoft Cortana ecosystem: [link]
try Join : [link]
Join. Unlike Pushbullet you only pay once for Join and you have premium forever, rather than a monthly subscription.
Also Join can help integrate an Android Phone with your desktop computer better than PushBullet.
Join is the way to go. It's not by "Joinme", however.
Join - Pushbullet replacement and more
Boost - reddit client
YAATA - SMS
Pocket Casts - podcasts
Palabre - rss
Weather Timeline - weather
Twilight - bluelight filter
EAS - app switcher
TickTick - todo list
Tasker - automate your phone
Notif Log - notification history and snooze
Clip Stack - clipboard manager
Textpand Pro - text expander
LastPass - password manager
EDIT: I can't count.
Of course. I should have thought to provide it in my first comment.
Let me introduce you to Join my friend.
Also, you double posted, mate.
This should be a good one to check out.
I use Join now..
You mean SMS? I use Join. It's not free, but a one time purchase.
There's also a free trial if you want to test it :)
Check out Join by joaoapps
> Sending a text/iMessage via the computer is pretty damn sweet.
At the moment, Join seems to do everything this app does plus more. They recently brought it over to Xbox one as well.
Join has mirrored and actionable notifications between Android devices.
Join can be used for this and a lot more. It's a great app.
Have not tried myself... But I would suggest using [IFTTT](IFTTT.com) , Join, and Tasker
You have a few options:
Join - this is my favorite. It has the most features and is the most reliable. There's also a one-time charge.
Pushbullet - This was the best option prior to Join. It's not as functional or reliable, but still has some fans. There is a free minimal-use tier, but the real version is subscription-based.
Pulse - I have not tried this, but it comes up often in these discussions. It is apparently an SMS app that has a Chrome extension.
MightyText - the old-school option. Personally, I find the UI to be a nightmare. But it has its fans. This is also subscription based.
Airdroid - Another old-school option that still has some fans. I'm not one of them, but it's worth checking out.
To summarize, try Join. It's really good.
EDIT: Added Airdroid. Completely forgot about that. Thanks for the reminder.
Yes, you would use either <strong>Join</strong> or it's earlier more basic incarnation <strong>AutoRemote</strong>.
I recommend Join, it works so well for many uses, and being made by JoaoApps - it's consistently maintained and updated. Basically you'd just install Join on your device and laptop, then make a Tasker Profile that waits/looks for a URL in the clipboard, etc.
Then in the Task use Join (it appears in Tasker as a plugin) to send it to your laptop :)
It's like an alternative to Pushbullet.
Join might be a good option.
Join is fantastic.
I just installed Join on all my devices yesterday. Seems to work pretty well with SMS.
Pushbullet, MightyText, or just plain Gmail/email. You're correct that Join is not iOS compatible.
My recommendation: use Join for all of your SMS, clipboard, screenshot, screen capture, Chrome, text sending needs for your Android device. When you need to send stuff to your ~~walled garden~~ iPad, just send it via email. Eventually, your iPad will die and you won't have to pull your hair out any longer.
Check out join also
Join - Originally created in the wake of the Pushbullet Pro debacle, this has gone well beyond what Pushbullet was. Can't live without it now.
Boost - reddit client
YAATA SMS - SMS/MMS app with chatheads and all kinds of customization.
EAS Easy App Switcher - customizable app switcher
Notif Log Pro - notification history and snooze
Popup Widget 3 - create popup widgets
Snap Swipe Drawer - create widgets in a pull-down drawer so they are accessible anywhere.
You could use Join.
I switched from PB to Join: [link]
Join is an awesome Pushbullet replacement. Not free, but not a subscription either.
Pushbullet is free but join below is better. Your choice really.
I use Join, works perfectly for SMS and many other actions.
Join is pretty good and has no ridiculous monthly fees.
Most well known on this sub are:
1) Join by joaoapps
2) EasyJoin "Essential"- Share files via WiFi
I have tried both, but I personally use this one. > Feem v4. Share Files Offline
Alternatively you can use a file manager with a FTP Server plugin like Solid Explorer.
[link] I'll never look back
Join can do this.
As another option for any using (or wanting to use) AutoRemote or the even <strong>newer app "Join"</strong> - IFTTT can be added as a 'device' to easily send info to IFTTT, but even more importantly - to receive information back from IFTTT into Tasker.
Check out Join to text from PC. Haven't used it myself (I'm not on the PC much anymore), but a lot of people moved to it when Pushbullet made $ changes and other limits.
An alternative is Pulse SMS, which can also text from PC. It's subscription based though, but people seem pretty happy with it.
Would Join be a solution for you?
Only downside for me is the lack of Firefox support. It's the only thing keeping me on pushbullet.
I have gone back and forth trying to find a way to text on my PC like iMessage. I've tried messages with Pushbullet which turned out to be too damn expensive. So then I went to Pulse which I really like. When I was about to buy the liftime sub to Pulse, I found a app that's exactly like Pushbullet but for only $4! The app is called Join.
So now I just use messages+Join and I am super happy. I can text on my computer and all my notifications show up on my computer as well. It's awesome! I've always find messages to be the most reliable, so now I got the best of both worlds.
I've tried to get people to use WhatsApp and Allo but everyone defaults to iMessage it their stock app.
Join is a great alternate to pushbullet.
Join works great.
Join - May be it has one time fee & best alternative for pushbullet.
If you only want to sent custom messages to your computer(Not SMS) & don't want other functions, you can try these free apps.
If you want to sent copied texts/links to computer -
File transfers that can send messages to PC when you are connected on same wifi & apps are open.
Feem v4 : It's file transfer app, but it has an option to send message to PC. But, you need to be connected pc & Android on same device.
Software Data Cable - you can pair pc & chat/send messages to it.
Personally I am using alt-c & Feem v4.
I can copy links using alt-c & I use Feem v4 to transfer files between my windows PC/iOS/Android devices. It can also send message.
No problem :)
And try this as well - Join
Join. By the developer of Tasker.
Join lets you send SMS from Chrome and you don't have to change SMS apps
It's an in app purchase. No subscription! ��
Long story short(ish) - Pushbullet was the app that everyone pointed to as the model for great development. The app was amazing, and the developers were very responsive and active.
The problem was, many people were concerned about the fact that the software was free. We wanted desperately to pay for it, knowing damn well that it was well worth it. And we wanted to pay deserving developers for their amazing work. If the product remained free, it wouldn't have had much of a future. So, we begged for them to monetize the product. For a very long time. Nothing. Free, free, free. That's when many of us got nervous. Especially those of us in the software community.
Then in November of 2015, they decided it was time to monetize. And in order to do this, they announced Pushbullet Pro. There were a couple of problems, however.
The way that a fremium model usually works is that you roll out additional features that are useful and allow people to pay for Pro in order to get these features. Pushbullet, however, decided to take core features away, and only make those available in Pro. This is "How Not to Freemium 101" stuff.
Rather than do some research and ask their loyal user base what they would be willing to pay for the service, they went with an arbitrary very costly amount ($4.99/mo or $39.99/yr).
Now, these two things would be very concerning for a fan base that loved Pushbullet and had been begging to pay for the product for a very long time. Things got really ugly, however, once this announcement was made. Guzba (the main developer), spent his time on Reddit defending the move. And while I am sure he's a great guy and we know he's a great developer, his interaction with the public was a disaster. They needed someone with some interpersonal skills to communicate their decision to the public. And Guzba was not up to the job.
Here are some of the things we learned:
Pushbullet had screwed up by building an app based on expensive architecture that required costly services. And having ignored the calls to monetize for so long, they were now being forced to because they were in deep financial trouble.
When finding the appropriate pricing, they didn't do an analysis of Pushbullet's services and the willingness of the average person to pay. Rather, they just looked to other products and took that pricing. Again, this was a reversal in their user-focused approach that had gained them so many users. So many of us were willing (and had been begging) to pay. But that price was absurd. We had all been expecting a $1.99/mo, $19.99/yr level when they we eventually offered a Pro.
Additionally, their pricing model had the effect of reducing the size of their user base. They wanted to have an overall lower number of users - some of which were paying top dollar. This model would assure that the project would continue. Note: This went a long way in explaining why they hadn't opted for the $1.99/mo price. That would have meant more users. And their problem was too many users.
In the middle of all of this, Joao - the developer of many Tasker plugins - started working on Join. It started off really rough around the edges, but already had promise. As a beta tester, I was able to communicate with the developer and really help shape what it has become. It's gone well beyond what Pushbullet is, and is now significantly more functional. It's still quite ugly (Joao doesn't have an eye for UI), but I could never go back to Pushbullet, never mind pay that absurd price.
So, "Pushbullet" has gone from the "what to do right" within the software world to "how to shit the bed".
Sorry - not short enough summary.
Second on Join. Works flawlessly with Chrome. I have it sent to only fetch the last 5 messages and its lightning fast. Personally, I'm hopinin the future, but for now Join capabilities naively into my Chromebooks in the future, but for now Join
In this thread:
Very helpful if you use more than one devices.
Join is great for this.
Or you could just simply use <strong>Join</strong> :-}
[link] I think this is it?
Join can mirror any incoming notifications to another device, should do the trick :)
Join does the same things as pushbullet, but it a one time purchase.
This app is dead, I recommend you join [link]
Take screenshot using pushbullet.
Same as done with Join App (PB competitor)
Same here. Jumped to Join instead - very happy with the decision.
Or Join - just a one time fee & works great
APK mirror isn't up to date, 1.0.5 is on the play store.
No it's just called Join: [link]
here it is! just joined yesterday and I absolutely love it
Link me: Join
This link may not work but it is by /u/Joaomgcd
Opt in here
Then download app here
And then the chrome plugin here
Maybe Join would do what you want?
If this is the app you are referring too, it doesn't seem to be what I am seeking.
☑ 30 day trial - one time $4.99 payment to unlock
Try the app for free for a month, then unlock it with a one time payment to continue using it
>being able to copy text on my phone and immediately pick up my phone or laptop and paste that same text without even thinking about it!
I haven't used it so can't say for sure if it'll work but you could try Join:
Samsung flow won't work as it requires Bluetooth so I'll suggest using Join. Depending on the app you use you might even be able to answer directly from the work device.
Whatever you used to do with iCloud can be done through Google Drive. It has desktop app for syncing as well.
Google Photos is super awesome. It offers you unlimited cloud storage (Standard size if non Pixel device and if Pixel, Full size unlimited storage). It is one of the best service Google offers.
As for transferring data between devices, you can simply use a third party app Join by Joaoapps. The developer is recognized in Android community and the app will let you share all sorts of data between Windows/Android devices.
On a separate note, having a Linux machine would be a bit difficult if you don't use open source softwares. I would recommend going for a Windows PC.
Join does that now: [link]
EDIT: /u/sea_wind just pointed out it needs an internet connection.
Get Join and you can open links on other devices
>say "Okay Google, N203DT"
That may be a problem without any other keywords, perhaps you could try OK Google, check aircraft N203DT.
This may be something that is possible with IFTTT, passing the N203DT as a variable in a webhook to something. Currently you may very well be able to do this using a webhook to join which then can send this to tasker which has many plugins that may be able to query databases and then using autocast, tasker can send this as a voice response back to google to broadcast.
I am by no means a programmer, but I have spent a lot of time using tasker and google-fu to find out how to do various things.
The dev u/joaomgcd is also very helpful (Tasker, Join and Autoapps).
I HIGHLY recommend Join by the same Dev who owns Tasker. I've tried AirDroid, pushbullet, Cortana even my own Tasker design and nothing has been as good as join. I will link it below
It lets you text from a PC and copy clipboard and send files back and forth, really helpful. I'm surprised no one mentioned it before
I use Join
Very cool extension. I've been looking for something to use while waiting for Join to be ported to Firefox but it seems like Join is a little more refined. Will keep an eye on this extension's development.
I know I'm a little late to the party here but a wife in the hospital can do that to ya. I use Join and it works really well for me. Well worth the $5 one time fee, IMO. Heck, I used my Google Survey app credit for it as I recall. :)
What pushed me over the edge on that as opposed to other options is being able to push a webpage from my mobile device to pop up on my desktop or even laptop for later use, when appropriate. It's great when I have a thing I want to tinker with later.
Edit: Forgot the app link. I am in no way affiliated with Join other than as a happy user.
I think the first step should be to find out what you expect from forwarding. Just calls or both calls and text. If just calls then you can just use a guide like this one [link] and dont use the "wifi near" crap because you want to be smart with your battery usage. Near states want to scan at intervals and can be affected by battery saving modes.
Just use "wifi connected" as the trigger event.
If you want to forward text then that is a little harder but I suggest just paying for Join " [link] "
and just set it up on all your devices so then you can even respond to the text from your desktop or other phones.
I would try and start to move your customers over to the new number or your personal contacts over to a new number.
You can buy out your personal number via Google Voice or something and just have it autoforward to your office. You would then have to request a new number for your personal.
This would then mean that you would not need Tasker and things would just work.
Have you tried Join? I'm on mobile at work so no link, it's in the play store. I think it will do what you want, with the pushes to all your devices and dismissing them as you go.
Edit: here's a link [link]
You should install Join on your phone and as browser extension in Chrome. It allows you to automatically copy your clipboard from your phone to your desktop and vice versa. I always use it to paste my mobile wallet address in my desktop.
I know it is not the solution you are asking for but it's a great work-around for now.
You could check out Join by Joaoapps. Not 100% sure it can do phone to phone though.
Lots of little things, like reminders for taking the bins out that checks my work calendar and messages my wife to do it if I'm at work. Similar reminders for meal prep, all of which are snoozable with options to remind me in the morning (again checking my calander and letting me know that won't work if I have an early start). Also setting my alarm based on my work calendar and putting my phone on silent when at work (more on this in a minute).
It also does the usual setting up things when I connect to various bluetooth speakers/headphones and my car.
I use Join to sync my clipboard between my PC and my phone so when I copy a phone number (either on my phone or my PC) I get a pop-up to call or message that number.
Probably the main one though is a whole bunch of volume profiles I created to replicate and improve the functionality of Llama which I used pre Tasker. It basically uses the time of day, my location, my calendar (events marked with a #) and my work calendar to determine if the phones ringer volume. I also have a scene accessible through a persistent notification that enables me to lock the volume on a specific profile or set it on a specific profile for a fixed amount of time.
I really like having Join. This isn't necessarily an exclusively Android thing, but I like having the ability to easily open Chrome tabs on my computer on other devices without having to sift through my browser history.
Pushbullet is another option that works well, but Join is free without add-on purchases.
Join will allow you to receive and respond to texts through Chrome (extension). It also has:
If you don't already have it I'd go for Join.
App Join do that and much more..... It is a paid version [link]
If you're willing to try something other than Pushbullet, Join can target a specific device.
Edit: Never mind, I missed the part about IFTTT.
Hey man, I use Android, Mac and iPhone. For SMS Mirroring on your Android to your Mac, there's an app called Join that I've reliably used for years (till I switched to iPhone). It's amazing for texting from your laptop or trading notifications.
You could just run the app on your phone, and use Join to mirror your notifications (you could mirror only this app if you want) to as many devices (desktop, etc) as you want.
You'll need to run an app like Join or Pushbullet. These will allow you to mirror your texts in the browser and respond directly via pc. Note: In my opinion, Join is far superior.
I use join (paid app, 5 bucks I think). This is how I do it [link]
When I press on chrome it sends the link to my pc and starts playing it in Chrome.
Join syncs notifications, SMS, clipboard and more with various clients in windows (either through a windows 10 app, or even a chrome extension). And it has no subscription.
Join by joaoapps is a one-time fee app that allows you to text remotely, show notifications on your PC, send websites to your phone or PC, and a whole lot more.
I like Join. [link]
Can share files, links, clipboard, etc between android devices and pc. Read and respond to texts too.
That's great! Happy to help you. This one is the free solutions.
If you want more advance solution, you can check join.
Join. For me isso better than pushbullet. [link]
For sending messages between PC & Phone you can use,
These apps has so many other features. You may like it.
If you are looking for SMS apps,
Pulse SMS- Quick video
Ok, I'll repost this here, as I think people are not following the link to read the explanation there at r/AndroidQuestions:
>Those are from "XXX added a new photo" notifications in Facebook. When I tap on the picture in Google Photos all I see is a name starting with 0|com.facebook.katana|0| followed by a very long string of characters and ending with -image, but no info about the folder where the picture is.
>Using Solid Explorer, the only Facebook related folder I can find is /storage/emulated/0/com.facebook.orca, and those pictures aren't there. There is just a folder named fb_temp inside, and it only contains a .nomedia file.
>In the "Device Folders" section of Google Photos, there isn't any folder related to the Facebook app.
If I go to "Settings/Backup & sync/Back up device folders" in Google Photos, no suspicious folder there either.
>But those pictures are visible in the Google Photos app AND they are backed up to the cloud, which is very annoying.
>Google Pixel XL, Android 8.0, Facebook 138.0.019.93, Google Photos 18.104.22.168277383
EDIT (MYSTERY DISCOVERED): Those pictures were not being uploaded from my phone. They were in my Google Drive in a folder created by the Join app, that's why I couldn't find them in my phone.
Join is super smooth and functions pretty well, it just looks kinda crappy.
Join should do what you want. If Join can't do it itself you can set it up with Tasker to do more complex actions.
You should look into using <strong>Join</strong> since it interfaces excellent with Tasker between one or more devices.
I haven't used PushBullet in a long time since discovering <strong>Join</strong> which integrates flawlessly with Tasker. You may want to give that a try.
Or if you really want to stick with PB, you need to provide more info on what/how you're trying to trigger. Is it on any PB notification? Or a specific message? Or..?
I used pushbullet for years and switched to join, it does many neat things
Check out Join. It's a fairly new app, but by a fantastic developer who will undoubtedly continue to improve it. Even if he doesn't, it's terrific.
lots of apps on Android to let you send/read SMS from your PC. I use Join personally.
SMS is the feature I use least on that (since no one I know actually uses SMS) – I use it mostly for the notification mirroring/dismissing, clipboard syncing and phone screen recording/screenshotting from the PC (makes it easy to make tutorials).
Join works pretty well and is a one time payment after the introductory period.
Sounds like you found something else, but my fitbit can be set to vibrate on phone and text notifications. This is really just a variation on the smartwatch idea.
I also use Join oh my phone and then the browser plug in pops an alert from my phone for a configurable list of things. Maybe this could help as well.
Does most of blend, including BBM replies. But no BBM conversations
Join also works if you hit the text limits
I've been using Join for the past 5 months. It's been great for getting my text to my other devices. I was using Pushbullet till I started to hit my limit and decided I needed something else. Join has no limits for texts because it uses your Google drive to store all your messages for access on other devices and It offers end to end encryption. I think the only drawback for me was the set-up. I had to select which apps I want notifications from. Besides that, the app has been great. [link]
one thing to watch for on pulse is it requires a data connection, where standard sms will work over a 2G connection. this means if you're out in a remote area without 3G, LTE, or wifi you will be unable to send/receive text messages.
a good alternative to pusbullet is join. a lot of people switched to join from PB, IIRC they limit sending texts from a PC to 100 a month unless you pay where join has no such limits, and it also uses your own google drive account for hosting while PB funnels your data through their own servers.
Oh so that's what I meant by using join by JoApps
It works ala pushbullet and lets you respond to texts from your computer. So far it doesn't play well with signal (possibly due to the the local encryption on SMS). Sorry I wasn't clearer! Right now I'm using textra+join to give myself this functionality and it works quite reliably.
You should try out Join. It seems to be mentioned quite a bit but its a great alternative. I switched once PB wanted to charge monthly and am so glad I did.
Join is made by the same guy that made many amazing Android apps like Autovoice and Autowear etc.
It's a one time purchase and works flawlessly. You can send and reply to texts, take a screenshot of your phone. Execute Tasker commands on your phone and much more.
Also check out Join.
Here is the one I found, under similiar apps when I searched for Pushbullet.
Just FYI Android users, Join is a great alternative that does tab sending and it can push tabs to any Android or Windows device or anything that can run Chrome extension.
And if you don't feel like paying monthly for services that used to be free - use Join! [link]
By "use their own database" I'm assuming that you are wanting something that will allow you to send your texts from multiple devices. Join by Joaoapps will do this. It syncs through your Google Drive (and you can even encrypt it if you want). It also does notification syncing and a huge amount of other things.
Join is also an option with the advantage that it's a one time $4.99 for unlimited access instead of Pushbullet requiring that much a month or $39.99 annually if you want to send more than 100 messages a month
Hangouts never had that to begin with? There are numerous apps to accomplish that task:
That's great to hear that Pulse works. It seems similar to PB and Join, although I mostly use the latter two for syncing and sending messages/files. Can you try Join ([link]) since it has a free trial? Would be great to get some feedback!
I recommend Join, it's a SMS and notification mirroring service.
I have the option to selectively show all of my notifications and/or SMS messages as Chrome notification. For instance, when I get an SMS on my phone, a Chrome notification will show up on my computer, containing the sender name, message body, and an option to respond directly in a chat window.
There's the Android app for your phone and Chrome extension for your computer. Plus, all data is routed privately through your own Google Drive account with option end-to-end encryption. You can also learn more at the dev's website.
I use Hangouts as my main IM platform. Works well so far and has mostly all the features I need.
If I need to text from my PC, I use Join (that's only one of the features, I use notification mirroring and clipboard sync between my computers).
Join is an amazing app from an amazing dev, that seems to have a similar feature set. I love Join so damn much, and use it all throughout the day. I highly recommend checking it out!
EDIT: to make it easier for anyone curious, here's the features list from the Play Store listing.
> ☑ Notifications
> Receive notifications from Android and interact with them on any device. For example, you can reply to a Whatsapp message from your PC. Notifications use the standard Windows Action Center with the Windows 10 app
> ☑ SMS, MMS and Group messages from any web browser
> Be it Android, PC, or even iOS, you can send SMS messages from any web browser: [link]
> ☑ Clipboard Sharing
> You can manually or automatically share your clipboard between devices. On Android you get a handy clipboard bubble for easy sharing. Think chat heads for your clipboard
> ☑ Google Assistant
> Use Join with Google Assistant and Tasker to control anything anywhere: [link]
> ☑ Remote Writing
> Write stuff directly in any Android app from your PC or any other device
> ☑ Open web pages remotely
> Quickly open a web page on another device. For example, you can send a page from your PC to your phone or from your phone to your PC
> ☑ Files
> Send files from any device to any other device and optionally automatically open the file when it arrives. Super useful for remote installing an apk from your PC for example
> ☑ Screenshots
> Get a quick screenshot from your Android device on your other devices
> ☑ Wallpaper
> Quickly set your Android or PC wallpaper while browsing the web in Chrome
> ☑ Location
> Find your Android device by getting its location or making it ring really loud
> ☑ Deep Tasker Integration
> Make Join your own by pushing stuff from Tasker, changing any of the app's settings and querying your devices. You can totally make your own customized Join app if you want :)
> ☑ End-to-end encryption
> Join can send any sensitive data encrypted if you set a password
> ☑ Google Drive as storage
> Your personal data (like your SMS messages for example) is kept privately on your Google Drive. Shared files are also kept there so that you can easily access them later.
> Join uses a server on Google App Engine ([link]) to optimize and simplify message pushing from device to device.
Also, I may not be the average app consumer, but here some additional thoughts on apps and paying for them:
Don't wait too long to monetize. It makes me nervous. If I'm using an app that I find value in, I want to start compensating the developer(s) so that I know the project has a future. Software is only as good as long as there is active development. And development costs money.
Allow super-fans to pay more. There may not be many people like me, but I will sometimes want to contribute more than the cost of the app. For example, I have paid way more than the minimum cost of the app to the dev of Join. This app is essential to my daily life with my phone now. I need to make sure the dev continues work on it.
If you get enough people using and enjoying your app, open up a specific community (subreddit or Google+ page or something) that allows people to submit feature requests and upvote. Democratize the project's direction. It can keep people invested.
Anyway, good luck!
I did find that using Join made sending texts from a Pc enjoyable. Price is a little steep after the trial ends, but it's a 1 time fee for a developer who cares about his users, and is still cheaper compared to pushbullet s subscription model. Might give it a try. It also mirrors url links to any devices too, so copy-paste across devices is a breeze.
Just use Join. It's a bit uglier than Pushbullet but it has a fuckton of features and it's a really powerful tool. It even supports Android 7.1 quick shortcuts on Android devices you're remote texting on.
As far as I'm aware, there is nothing similar to either program on ChromeOS.
However, you specifically said "copy number from browser and call it through android device" when describing Phone Amego... if that's all you need from all the features of Phone Amego, then Join for Chrome and Android could serve the same purpose. Copy from your Chromebook and paste into the dialer on your phone. I copy text back and forth between my phone, tablet, and Chromebook/Chromebox all the time, it's one of my favorite features of the app.
I have not heard of an app that will allow you to do this using Bluetooth. A few apps out there let you use WiFi to do this, though.
If you have a Samsung phone, use SideSync.
If you want to control your notifications, use Join or Pushbullet.
If you want to try and have full control over your phone, try Vysor.
I would say the user most likely stay with iOS because of mostly config-free sync.
If you're willing to learn a bit (which is often a strong caracteristic of a Linux user) you can achieve something close (ie: Join).
I do like the app from OP as it could work without any WAN access and doesn't rely on any kind of online service from what I can see.
Not OP but I believe Join has something similar.
Highly recommend Join. You can mirror phone notifications on your laptop, do voice commands (write "hello" on my phone and it will write "hello" in whatever text box you're selected on), push files from your phone to your computer, etc. It's pretty great - I prefer it over Pushbullet since I can interact with my interactions. You can try it for free for 30 days (i think?) before a one time payment of $4.99. I basically use this app all the time. It's a lifesaver when I'm in class and I reply to texts without taking out my phone. Would recommend.
Consider Join as an alternative until then.
Looks a lot like Join for Android except Join runs from Chrome.
Yeah, here's the Android version link [link]
This can also be done via Join and using the curl command it provides via the web interface.
I tried hangouts and whatsapp, and I loved being able to use the web but they just felt too janky to me.
I'm using the Join App for messaging online since Pushbullet is no longer free.
Join by joaoapps (Beta)
No, but look into the app called Join. You can sms via any computer as well as transfer files.
+1 pour Kodi
join (alternative a Pushbullet sans abonnement) devrait être intégré à Android c est le chaînon manquant de l intégration PC(mac linux) /mobile...
There you go.
notifications and replying to messages and stuff can be done with apps like pushbullet and Join and the chrome browser on the PC.
look into vysor or inkwire for full screen mirroring to a chrome'd PC. haven't used either but I've heard good things.
Not OP, but I use Join. Pretty similar to Pushbullet without the ridiculous pricing.
If you like Pushbullet, you'll probably find Join to be much better. And while Textra usually gets the most attention, YAATA SMS is better.
For starters you can change every Join setting through Tasker. You can for example change so it only mirrors notifications to your home computer if you are at home etc.
You can also use it to automatically send messages, your clipboard etc depending on various Tasker triggers.
Join also has the ability to forward incoming messages to EventGhost. It makes it super easy to communicate with your computer even if you're not on the same network. :)
Join now contains this functionality, and it's really easy.
A pushbullet-like app
Perhaps Join? -- [link]
Can't speak directly to AutoRemote on Android N, but Joao likely might be able to shed some light on it. He's on vacation though for like another week.
Have you looked into using <strong>Join</strong> to do the clipboard functions? A lot of folks have moved over to Join from AutoRemote for things like this, the setup/interface/data transmission is a lot smoother.
If you are on the same network you can just send it to the Eventghost device. It will appear on your phone after you run the Registration action in EG.
If you want to send messages using the Chrome fallback you need to have either 2 Google accounts or by using <strong>Join</strong>.
<strong>Join</strong> has the option to forward messages to EG aswell. So you can setup AutoRemote for one computer and Join for the other. :-}
That's some pretty creative stuff! I might borrow that part about sending text messages. Then again, I just installed Join by joaoapps, so I'm gonna have to test how well it works with SMS (not home at the moment).
Join is amazing.
It's currently free because it's technically "beta". I don't know about future costs.
There is a link to join the beta on this page
Join app on Play
Check out this app called Join - [link]
It has clipboard sharing, sms mirroring, file transfer and alot more.
It is better than the crap that Airdroid and Pushbullet have turned out to be.
So when I use the app Join to send an SMS from my desktop, it actually fires up my SMS app (Textra) and sends it through that way? Couldn't another app do something like that?
For Android users, I use join which has replaced PushBullet for me. Send pictures, links, text, files, etc. between all of my devices seamlessly. Love it
Have you tried Join?
Actually, try Join - even better than Pushbullet and one time fee vs. subscription.
It's kind of hard to find because of the generic name. Here you go:
Just to give you even more options...
"Join" is an app similar to Pushbullet but with a deep tasker integration. It also has a built in option finding your devices, including tablets :)
Sure, a good rundown of the features is available in the Google play description: [link]
Let me know if you need help with anything :)
I can vouch for Join! Been using it as a Push bullet replacement for the past month and it works great! [link]
Also, check out the Google+ community as you can ask questions/help and people or the developer always respond quickly [link]
Bummer. I really hate this decision. I used Cortana with the combination of Chrometana to redirect Cortana Bing searches to Google and AutoRemote to redirect Cortana commands to my Android phone. With Cortana + AutoRemote, I can make my phone do things right from my PC. Heck, I was making Cortana send my friend a message through WhatsApp on my phone, even though it was charging in the other room. Combine this with mirrored notifications with the ability to reply to them directly (using Join), right from the Windows 10 Action center, and I had remote WhatsApp conversations, started from Cortana on my end. This extended to Facebook Messenger, actual text messaging without the need for the Cortana app on my phone, etc.
With Chrometana, I was making system-wide Google searches for anything Cortana couldn't answer me natively. It was nice to be able to search from any screen at any time and get a Google search out of it, which then syncs to my search history on my phone so I can get to back it later if needed.
Reading the comments here, I can see why they decided to change this, but this takes away a lot of the reason why I even used Cortana in the first place.... :-/
You can try join or yappy
MightyText can do most of that, though I don't know if videos work or not, I've never received any in the time that I used it (MMS are pretty rare for me, with video MMS even rarer still, so I couldn't care any less about them not working in Hangouts :P).
I should point out that MightyText doesn't support GIFs properly (sends a static image rather than the animated one), so if you send a lot of those, that might be a deal breaker for you, I don't know.
Join can send and receive SMS from any device/browser as well, though MMS aren't supported currently. Join can also do other things as well, such as universal copy and paste between devices, pushing files/links between those devices, and mirror notifications to them. Pushbullet is pretty similar, in fact a lot of Join's features come from Pushbullet, but if you want to send more than 100 SMS in a month, you need a Pro account. I believe Pushbullet does support MMS, though, unlike Join.
The only thing these can't do are make calls from your PC, or text anyone even when your phone is completely off/without signal. I've had both happen to me before, and Hangouts has been pretty useful at those moments, since I could still communicate with people anyway.
Here it is: [link]
PB breaks stuff with certain updates to the app also. SMS didn't work for a while thanks to PB. i uninstalled it and everything worked again. PB fixed the issue, but i never bothered installing it again. Join is working great for me when i want to send links from my work computer to home PC, phone, or vice versa.
Did you join the community? If you did then you should be able to visit this page and download the app. [link]
Also get the Chrome Extension as well.
Edit: Extension link if case you missed: [link]
And join beta test link as well: [link]
This was the link it gave me, and it seemed to work
Join by joaoapps
Remove one time payment to use
You can use Join to push straight from your phone (plus many other things!) [link]
Pushbullet is still great if you don't hit the text limit. Join is great, too. Same guy who makes Tasker.
I know I'm preaching to the choir about AutoApps shit in /r/android but still thought I'd mention it.
Install this app immediately upon getting your phone, and install the browser extension counterpart. It'll allow you to send/receive text messages on your desktop, something you'd otherwise miss out on by leaving iMessage.
Join by joaoapps will let you ring the other phones over wifi
If you're looking for great app for device/information/notification sharing, along with total Tasker control over every aspect of it - take a look into <strong>Join</strong>, it's simply awesome.
I used to use PushBullet, but the Tasker integration is so weak and minimal, along with the devs never responding to even the simplest request - made it an easy decision to dump it and use Join instead.
If you can get over their shit ui (same as tasker), join is by far the best.
Use join instead. [link]
IIRC, Join supports full end-to-end encryption, which is yet another reason to switch from Pushbullet to Join
edit: hey now, I was only trying to be helpful... If you want e2e encryption, Join supports it
I switched over to it and have no complaints, I did do the paid for option which is a very reasonable flat rate offering of like $5. Much better than pushbullet's 40/yr.
First result, scroll down and there is a play store link at the end of the article. ([link])
But I agree, searching "Join" or "Join android app" or "Join google play app" and other similar searched does not bring up the app.
Join by jaoapps is icing on the cake.
You know your phone has google on it right?