Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Pushbullet Updates With Android Marshmallow's Direct Share Feature And Runtime Permissions

 
We all know about Pushbullet, a app which made everything easier in terms of sharing information between devices and many other things as well. Just when we thought the do-it-all utility app Pushbullet couldn’t get any better, the app is getting a little extra help thanks to improvements in Android 6.0 Marshmallow. 

Announced today on the Pushbullet blog, the team announced that their app has officially been updated for Marshmallow and will now ask for permission when accessing device functions (aka runtime permissions). Whether Pushbullet wants to access your SMS, Contacts, Phone, and Storage, you now have to give the app permission before doing so.

And when it comes to sharing this app is an monster (in good way obviously) that’s been drastically improved as well thanks to Marshmallow’s Direct Share feature. Okay, maybe not drastically, but it does eliminate a step in the share process which helps streamline things a bit. With Direct Share, Pushbullet can now show your most recent devices right there from the share menu — no need for digging through the app list to find the app.

Here is the official changelog from the app developer :

What's New:


  • Uses runtime permissions (Android 6.0+)
  • Added Direct Share support, putting your recent devices right in the Share menu (Android 6.0+)
  • Notification actions are mirrored now on Marshmallow
  • Possible MMS fix for those affected on Marshmallow, please confirm via Send feedback
  • Reduced apk size by 25%
  • Many bugfixes and performance improvements


You can wait for the latest version to hit the Google Play Store, or skip the line and grab it from APK Mirror.