Share files between Windows and Android using PushBullet

Transferring files from your Android smartphone to your Windows PC, or vice versa, used to be a tricky affair earlier. You connected your phone to the PC via a USB cable, looked over the file system till you found what you were looking for, and then copied with the hope that nothing disconnected or hung in the process. Alternatively, you used the slow file transfer process to share files over Bluetooth, after first pairing the two devices. Thankfully, with the evolution of apps, this process of sharing files from Android to a Windows device has become an easier affair.

Download the PushBullet desktop client and Android app from the PushBullet website. PushBullet offers extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Opera, as well as a dedicated Windows App. Sign in with either your Google or Facebook account. Do note that you will have to use the same account on both the Android phone and Windows PC. The Android app will ask you whether you want to see your phone’s notifications on your computer. It will also display a similar prompt for text messages. Tap Enable or Skip depending on your preferences. Tap Remote Files on your Android app, and your Windows PC will show up. Similarly, your Android smartphone will be displayed under Devices on the Windows application. Press the Attach button to send the necessary content, and press the arrow key to send the media file to your PC. Check the PC app to view the file and download it onto your system.

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