Pushbullet, the company that makes a smart utility that moves notifications, links and files between devices, is out today with a new app called Portal, which focuses on file transfer alone. Launching first on Android where it’s able to more deeply integrate with the OS, Portal is designed to make it easier to move files – even large files – between your computer and your Android phone.
While the company’s flagship app Pushbullet also supports file transfers, what differentiates Portal is that it uses your local Wi-Fi network to make the file transfer. That means both your computer and phone have to be connected to the same network in order to use the app, while Pushbullet doesn’t have this limitation. However, that also means that Portal is better at handling very large files or many files at one time.