Emily Irish

KDE Connect Now Available to Windows 10 Users


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KDE Connect is a tool that helps you connect your Android device with your Linux desktop to perform some actions, such as to receive notifications, send messages, check your phone’s battery level, and so on. The application has been around for a long time on Linux, for a few years on macOS, and now it’s available in beta form for Windows users, too. 

Today, the operating system your desktop has doesn’t matter at all, as long as it’s Windows, macOS, or Linux. You can integrate your Android phone and make the most of all the perks the KDE Connect application has to offer. The Windows version of KDE Connect is officially supported, and you can get the beta version this very instant from the Microsoft Store.

Here’s the list of functions this beta will perform when you connect your mobile and PC:

  • copying and pasting across your devices;
  • remote filesystem browsing;
  • using your mobile screen as your PC’s touchpad;
  • controlling your mobile notifications from your PC;
  • automatically pausing or muting your media when answering calls;
  • sharing URLs and files;
  • WiFi connection (no Bluetooth or USB necessary);
  • remotely running custom commands on your PC;
  • ringing your mobile to find it fast;
  • monitoring your mobile’s battery and signal strength via your PC.

Bear in mind that this is a beta release. Therefore, some of the aforementioned functions may be limited or disabled for some time. Based on what we’ve managed to test so far, flinging files from your mobile to Windows 10 is a breeze. And the two-way clipboard sync feature works like a champ, too. The best way to figure out how well the whole thing works for you is to put it through its paces under your own steam. Go ahead and don’t forget to get back to this post to let us know your impressions.

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