shbullet introduces ‘o’ plan, with some free features going behind the paywall

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 17 Nov 2015

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

Consider Android fan favorite shbullet, an incredibly useful app that just unveiled a “o” level subscription service. Some of its best tricks, like the universal copy 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, total storage.

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

pushbullet pro features list hbullet

You can still send files 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 shbullet offers, you’re going to have to pay. Good software services deserve monetary support, but it’s always kind of a letdown when you’ve been using a free service for a while 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.