This is the comunity page for KDE Connect. Feel free to edit it! It should contain useful and up to date resources for both users and developers.
KDE Connect is a project to communicate across all your devices. For example, with KDE Connect you can receive your phone notifications on your desktop computer, control music playing on your phone from your desktop, or use your phone as a remote control for your desktop. To achieve this, KDE Connect:
This video from 2013 demonstrates some other cool features: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkCFngNmsh0
More info at Albert Vaka's blog
You will most likely find the KDE Connect desktop component as a package in your distribution's repos. If you use a desktop environment other than KDE's Plasma, you might also want to install indicator-kdeconnect, that provides a system tray as a GUI for other desktops.
The app for Android can be found in both the Google Play Store and the free and open store F-Droid. There was some development of an KDE Connect client app for iOS in 2014 (see source code) and supposedly a client app for Blackberry (where?).
If you use the Firefox browser, this cool extension lets you send links in the browser to the phone app.
An alternative native extension for Chrome/Chromium (or compatible) and Firefox users, lets you "send pages and content from your browser to connected KDE Connect devices, via browser action or context menu." See its Github page for installation instructions.
KDE Connect uses dynamic ports in the range 1714-1764 for UDP and TCP. So if you are behind a firewall, make sure to open this port range for both TCP and UDP. Otherwise, make sure your network is not blocking UDP broadcast packets.
If your firewall is ufw, you can open the necessary ports with:
sudo ufw allow 1714:1764/udp sudo ufw allow 1714:1764/tcp sudo ufw reload
If your firewall is firewalld, you can open the necessary ports with:
sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=1714-1764/tcp sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=1714-1764/udp sudo systemctl restart firewalld.service
In Fedora there is a program to configure the firewall. Open Firewall Configuration (the program's filename is
firewall-config), and in Zones > Services check the kde-connect service.
Some times, a corrupt config file may cause KDE Connect to crash when trying to pair with a device. In that case, deleting the config ~/.config/kdeconnect might help.
Yes, you can pass the command line argument `-platform offscreen` to the daemon (eg: `killall -9 kdeconnectd; /usr/lib/libexec/kdeconnectd -platform offscreen`)
In case you find a bug and want to report it, you can do so in the KDE bugtracker: http://bugs.kde.org
You can find the sources in the following repositories: