DeskCon integrates your Android Device in the Desktop. Receive Notifications, Files and Commands from your mobile Device on your Desktop PC. There are already other Apps which do similar things, but with use of third-party Services. More on that Topic is described in my initial Thoughts. The Data is send via a secure TLS Connection over WiFi. The Connection is encrypted and authenticated with self-signed Certificates (RSA-2048 PK). More Details on Security are written in this Post.
Warning: This Project is still in development (beta) and may contain some Bugs or
Security Holes. If you find any, please report them ^^
An early Demo video is up on Youtube.
- Android Notifications on your Desktop
- SMS/Call Notifications
- Instant Reply to Messages
- multi Device/Desktop support
- TLS Connection
- Compose Messages
- Mediaplayer Control
- File Transfer
- Battery friendly
- send Websites to Desktop
- send Text to Desktop
- display Android Information on Desktop (Battery…)
You need to have the Android App installed and the Desktop Software.
- Linux (Ubuntu 12.04+)
- DeskCon Server Deb Package download (required)
- Gnome Shell Extension Deb Package download (optional)
- Unity Indicator Deb Package download (optional)
or use the Ubuntu PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:screenfreeze/deskcon
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deskcon-server
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extension-deskcon
sudo apt-get install deskcon-indicator
- Windows (
- Mac (
- use Source
FAQ / Troubleshooting
Q:Is my Desktop Environment supported?
A:For now only Gnome Shell and Ubuntu Unity are officially supported. The deskcon-server itself runs on every Linux with python installed.
Q:I don’t get any Notifications on my Desktop, why?
A:You need to give the Android App the permission to read notifications, just tap “Notification Access” in the DeskCon App and activate the permission there. Also, make sure you added the Apps you wish to receive notifications from to the Notification White-list.
Q:I can’t pair my Android device, why?
A:Make sure your Desktop firewall is configured correctly, or turn it off to test it. Sometime another Desktop Application is already using port 8082 or 8083, so change the ports from the configuration and try again.
Q:Pairing was successful, but the Desktop doesn’t receive anything, why?
A:When you paired your device a few time with your desktop, old public keys and configs are still saved. Try deleting the folder ~/.deskcon/ and pair again.