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Open Source Pushbullet Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Pushbullet is KDE Connect. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Pushbullet and 12 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Pushbullet are GSConnect, Gotify, Soduto and Android SMS Gate.

Pushbullet alternatives are mainly Mobile Remote Control Tools but may also be Screen Mirroring Apps or Phone Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Pushbullet.
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  1. KDE Connect is a project that aims to communicate all your devices. For example, with KDE Connect you can receive your phone notifications on your computer, or just use your phone as a remote control for your desktop.

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    KDE Connect vs Pushbullet opinions
    Most users think KDE Connect is a great alternative to Pushbullet.
    rafaelkafka

    KDE Connect lacks the most sacred function, the dismiss button that clears the notification in the phone and opens space to more notifications. It is not an alternative to Pushbullet and maybe will never be. You can't even decide how many seconds the notification will be on the screen.

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    gholem

    Excellent in way too many respects to list here, but it's not like Pushbullet.

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    mirage

    Opensource, has more features, free.

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    Fyre

    Unlike Pushbullet there is no way to access your information from a web page. You must also be on the same network, forcing you to setup a VPN if you aren't on the same wifi.

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  2. GSConnect is a complete implementation of KDE Connect especially for GNOME Shell with Nautilus, Chrome and Firefox integration. It does not rely on the KDE Connect desktop application and will not work with it installed.

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    Gotify

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted

    Gotify is a service for sending (via a REST-API) and receiving (via browser/android app) push notifications.

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    gholem

    Way too complicated to make it work. In this sense, is as far as possible from Pushbullet as it can get, it's like installing an operating system.

    I don't want to install a local server to share files, texts & links, but if I wanted to do that -- all I ask is for a 1 executable file that installs everything in one go, set & forget. No Docker image, no 30 steps and 2 hours to configure a server, no fancy options.

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  4. Soduto for macOS allows your computer to communicate and share information with other devices: Android, Linux or other Macs. Want to copy-paste content across your devices? Browse remote files? Send SMS straight from the desktop? Or maybe simply share a link?

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    Android SMS Gate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    Android SMS Gate. Allows you to manage SMS and Share links between browser and mobile device.

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    Snarl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Snarl is a notification system for Windows. It provides a standard, simple way for application to notify you, the end user, of important events.

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    Zorin Connect

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    Zorin Connect is integrated into the Zorin OS desktop to merge the experience between your computer and Android device. It works over an encrypted connection on your local network, so your data stays private and never reaches the cloud.

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    FileCast

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Everyday problem: a file needs to be copied from a desktop computer to a mobile device (or another desktop computer somewhere on the internet).

    Discontinued

    No updates since 2015

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    Growl for Windows

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Growl for Windows is a Windows-compatible version of Growl , a notification system for Mac OS X.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0.9.1, released in March 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website and GitHub

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    DeviceConsole

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet

    Progressiv Web App that allow you to register many devices linked to one Google account and push them link. It is free & OSS, use Firebase services with correct security. Desktop & Android

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