KDE Connect

KDE Integration

KDE Connect provides a set of features to integrate your workflow across devices:

  • Shared clipboard: copy and paste between your devices.
  • Share files and URLs to your computer from any app.
  • Get notifications for incoming calls and SMS messages on your PC.
  • Virtual touchpad: Use your phone screen as your computer's touchpad.
  • Notifications sync: Read your Android notifications from the desktop.
  • Multimedia remote control: Use your phone as a remote for Linux media players.
  • WiFi connection: no USB wire or bluetooth needed.
  • End-to-end TLS encryption: your information is safe.

Please note you will need to install KDE Connect on your computer for this app to work, and keep the desktop version up-to-date with the Android version for the latest features to work.

This app is part of an open source project and it exists thanks to all the people who contributed to it. Visit the website to grab the source code.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.13.5 (11350) - Added on 2019-11-25

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • allow Wi-Fi Multicast reception
      Allows the app to receive packets sent to all devices on a Wi-Fi network using multicast addresses, not just your phone. It uses more power than the non-multicast mode.
    • read phone status and identity
      Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • android.permission.DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • read call log
      This app can read your call history.
    • receive text messages (SMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • send and view SMS messages
      Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.

    Download APK 4.4 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.13.4 (11340) - Added on 2019-11-24

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • allow Wi-Fi Multicast reception
      Allows the app to receive packets sent to all devices on a Wi-Fi network using multicast addresses, not just your phone. It uses more power than the non-multicast mode.
    • read phone status and identity
      Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • android.permission.DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • read call log
      This app can read your call history.
    • receive text messages (SMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • send and view SMS messages
      Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.

    Download APK 4.4 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.13.3 (11330) - Added on 2019-11-22

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • allow Wi-Fi Multicast reception
      Allows the app to receive packets sent to all devices on a Wi-Fi network using multicast addresses, not just your phone. It uses more power than the non-multicast mode.
    • read phone status and identity
      Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • android.permission.DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • read call log
      This app can read your call history.
    • receive text messages (SMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • send and view SMS messages
      Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.

    Download APK 4.4 MiB PGP Signature