I have a Marshmallow based Android smart phone. Most PC suites won't work on Ubuntu. Is there any integration possible between Ubuntu and Android.

I heard about KDE Connect which connects Android to Ubuntu. I am not sure whether it will work since I am using stock Ubuntu + Unity, not KDE Plasma.

Is there any trusted tool ( I have privacy concerns ) which can link an Android Smart Phone with Ubuntu ? Thanks.

PS : I prefer using a WiFi network for the integration


You may install KDE Connect from a PPA in Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity. Open terminal and run these commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:varlesh-l/indicator-kdeconnect
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install kdeconnect indicator-kdeconnect

You can install KDE Connect app on android from Google Play or F-Droid.


  • Will it work on Unity ? – user227495 Sep 8 '17 at 10:05
  • Apparently yes. See the linked article. – pomsky Sep 8 '17 at 10:08
  • Thanks. I have privacy concerns as well. What do you think of KDE connect ? – user227495 Sep 8 '17 at 10:36
  • You might want to see this. – pomsky Sep 8 '17 at 10:50

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