KDE Connect

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KDE Connect – software for connecting and syncing a computer with the KDE (and others) graphics environment and an Android smartphone


  • Communication between a computer and a smartphone passes through an encrypted channel over a local Wi-Fi network;
  • Shared clipboard between devices;
  • Using the phone as a touchpad and keyboard;
  • Executing console commands remotely;
  • Preventing the screen lock from starting when the device is connected;
  • Shows the phone battery level next to the computer battery indicator;
  • Show notifications about calls and SMS;
  • Receive and send files, URLs or plain text;
  • Broadcast notifications from this computer so that they can be seen on other devices;
  • Search for a lost phone using a sound signal;
  • Show notifications from the device on the computer and synchronize them;
  • Pause music and video playback during a phone call;
  • Sending and receiving pings;
  • Use the keyboard to send keystrokes to a paired device;
  • View the file system of a remote device using SFTP;
  • Remote control of music and video playback.

Screenshots Software


The software KDE Connect is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via Flatpak package

Only for flatpack: this Indicator is written to make KDE Connect usable in desktops without KDE Plasma, such as Ubuntu Unity and Pantheon.

flatpak install flathub com.github.bajoja.indicator-kdeconnect

Install Software via command in terminal (konsole)

sudo apt-get install kdeconnect

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:1.3.5
Developer:The KDE project
Programming language:C++, Qt
License:GPL v2
Software website:kdeconnect.kde.org

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