There’s something big coming from Pushbullet – but it’s not quite ready yet. In the meantime, Pushbullet want to remind you exactly how cool they can be, by releasing a new tool called Portal, which ‘makes transferring files from your computer to your phone as simple as possible’.
Portal works on your local Wi-Fi network, sending files quickly over the air through your Wi-Fi. It’s not new, we’ve seen Airdroid doing this quite ably for a while, and even Pushbullet lets you send files as well, but this new tool with a reliance on Wi-Fi means you can send large files or a lot of files in a snap.
So how does it work? Well, to start you’ll need the Portal app from Google Play, then you’ll need to open portal.pushbullet.com on your computer. From there you scan a QR code and then drag and drop files or folders to your device.
The Portal app itself contains the basic instruction to go to the portal.pushbullet.com, as well as a button to open the QR scanner. Below you’ll see the files and folders you’ve transferred to make finding them that much easier – or if you have your own file browser installed, they’ll be in the ‘Portal’ folder on your storage.
The tool is live, as is the Portal app on Google Play. You can give feedback via the Pushbullet Beta community on Google+ as well, so head over and join that and let us know what you think of this new tool.