Download KDE Connect Make Android Ecosystem Like Apple
What is KDE Connect?
KDE Connect is a project that allows all of your devices to communicate with one another. Here are some examples of what KDE Connect can do:
- Receive your phone notifications on your desktop computer and reply to messages
- Control music playing on your desktop from your phone
- Use your phone as a remote control for your desktop
- Run predefined commands on your PC from connected devices. See the list of example commands for more details.
- Check your phone's battery level from the desktop
- Ring your phone to help find it
- Share files and links between devices
- Browse your phone from your desktop
- Control the desktop's volume using your phone
- Send SMS from your desktop
The KDE Connect desktop component is most likely available as a package in the repositories of your distribution. If not, you can request that it be packaged.
Despite popular belief, KDE Connect is compatible with all desktop environments. Because the majority of developers use Plasma, it is possible that a feature will be broken or inaccessible on other desktop environments. Please file a bug report in this case. On non-Plasma desktops, there are several ways to improve the KDE Connect experience. If you prefer a GNOME shell extension, you might prefer GSConnect. indicator-kdeconnect is available for desktops that support AppIndicator (Budgie, Cinnamon, LXDE, Pantheon, Unity).
The Android app is available in both the Google Play Store and the free and paid app stores.
There was some development of a KDE Connect client app for iOS in 2014 (see source code), which sat dormant for a few years before being picked up again in 2018-19 with a couple of patches and TLS support. In 2021, a major project was launched to replace much of the old codebase with newer frameworks and expandability.