Much better than Republic Anywhere. I use Republic Wireless and was looking for a tool I could use to send SMS messages from my tablet. I was having all sorts of issues with their "Republic Anywhere" app (which is supposed to let you do this), so I went hunting for something else. After trying all the other competing apps, I settled on Pushbullet. Very happy so far with the look and feel, performance and features of the app.
Finally uninstalling after disabling in Chrome months ago after I hit the SMS limit. It was so annoying to type a text (on PC) only to realize I couldn't send it. It's a great app and creative idea. But I personally don't value the convenience enough to shell out a monthly subscription fee. (And MyPhoneExplorer is both free and superior for power users.)
Pushbullet is a great app that does exactly what it says. I mostly use it for quickly transferring links and images between my phone and computer. Normally this would be a tedious task, having to send myself an email or something like that, but Pushbullet turns that into a few quick clicks. The push notifications from phone to computer are quite useful as well, particularly if you have to keep your phone silenced or out of sight while on your computer, for whatever reason. Being able to text through Pushbullet is handy and remniscent of Apple's iMessage, where the logs and messaging capability are on both the phone and computer. Honestly, Pushbullet is great, and it's a shock Android doesn't natively have a capability like it. I'd recommend this app to anyone who spends time on both their phone and computer.
>UPDATE as of Friday December 1, 2017, 11:18 pm Pushbullet is now installed on all my devices. I will provide my final update after I have worked with Pushbullet for a while. >Installed 2 weeks ago. Once I can get app working on my Laptop, tablet and GS7 Edge, I'll rate OR uninstall
I didn't understand fully the first time I tried Pushbullet but now that I've researched it a little more it is top-notch. Don't know how I could have gone without it. I can see my text messages from any computer that I'm on and I can transfer files to any of my devices. It is really outstanding. five stars.
Awesome app and incredible support. My new Galaxy S8 wasn't allowing other S8s to mirror to my computer and I was immediately helped with my problem. Together, we were able to fix it and everything works great. Highly recommend!
Fixed Snapchat notifications not mirroring with the sender name
Texting from your PC, Mac, or Tablet, using your Android phone # (SMS & MMS)