Open Source Pushbullet Alternatives
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.
- - KDE Connect is the most popular Windows, Android, Mac & iPhone alternative to Pushbullet.
- - KDE Connect is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Pushbullet.
KDE Connect Features
Comments about KDE Connect as a Alternative to Pushbullet
Opensource, has more features, free.2
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.4
Problems with font size on Windows app.0
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.2
Excellent in way too many respects to list here, but it's not like Pushbullet.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.
Send notifications to your phone from any Bash or PowerShell script, or from your own app using PUT/POST requests, e.g. via curl on Linux or Invoke-WebRequest.
- - Ntfy is the most popular Self-Hosted alternative to Pushbullet.
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?
Gotify is a service for sending (via a REST-API) and receiving (via browser/android app) push notifications.
Comments about Gotify as a Alternative to Pushbullet
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.2
Securely connect your devices to open files and links where you need them, get notifications when you need them, stay in control of your media and more.
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.
Android SMS Gate. Allows you to manage SMS and Share links between browser and mobile device.
Automated(?) last update message unfortunately wrong. Looks like last merge into main codebase on Gitlab was 3 weeks ago; app still actively developed.
Android SMS Gate Features
Growl for Windows is a Windows-compatible version of Growl , a notification system for Mac OS X.
Growl for Windows FeaturesDiscontinued
The project is no longer developed. Last version, 18.104.22.168, released in March 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website and GitHub
Everyday problem: a file needs to be copied from a desktop computer to a mobile device (or another desktop computer somewhere on the internet).
No updates since 2015
DeskCon integrates your Android Device in the Desktop. Receive Notifications, Files and Commands from your mobile Device on your Desktop PC. The Data is send over a secure TLS Connection. The Connection is encrypted and authenticated with self-signed Certificates (RSA-2048 PK).Discontinued
The project was no longer developed after the main maintainer, Andreas Wilhelm, passed away. The Android app, v0.3, released in June 2014, is still available on Google Play Store and the sourcecode is on GitHub