Pushbullet introduces 'Pro' plan, with some free features going behind the paywall

If you've come to rely on all that Pushbullet can do, it's time to pony up for a monthly or annual subscription.

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Your grandfather was right: there really is no such thing as a free lunch.

Consider Android fan favorite Pushbullet, an incredibly useful app that just unveiled a “Pro” level subscription service. Some of its best tricks, like the universal copy and paste feature, will now require a subscription of either $4.99 monthly or $39.99 per year. 

Most of the features will hang around at the free level, though with some limitations. For example there will now be a cap on storage space for files, messages, and total storage.

Here’s a full breakdown of what you get on the free vs. paid plans:

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You can still send files and messages with the free version, but there are now some limitations.

The impact on you: It’s a pretty straightforward equation: if you want to keep using everything Pushbullet offers, you’re going to have to pay. Good software and services deserve monetary support, but it’s always kind of a letdown when you’ve been using a free service for a while and suddenly you’re asked to start paying a monthly fee. It’s a good thing to keep in mind when you check out that next hot app that’s artificially propped up with venture capital money.

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