翻译于 2017/02/16 16:35
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I love using KDE Connect on Ubuntu with the app’s indicator applet. It’s the easiest way to connect my Android phone to my Linux desktop.
Also Read: How To Install KDE Connect on Ubuntu
That goes double now that it (once again) has a nifty Unity indicator, Nautilus integration, and other cool features.
So, with it being thecommercial season of enforced romantic sentiment Valentine’s day I figured: why not write a little list of reasons why I love using what is clearly my new favourite app?
I use KDE Connect on Ubuntu every single day. Multiple times a day, even. Whenever I’m working at my desktop I can keep on top of whatever is being funnelled to my phone, be it WhatsApp messages, Twitter mentions, Instagram likes, and so on.
我喜欢在 Ubuntu 上使用 KDE Connect 和应用程序的 indicator applet 连接。这是将 Android 手机连接到 Linux 桌面的最简单的方法。
现在，当它（再一次）拥有漂亮的 Unity 指示器、Nautilus 集成和其他酷酷的功能之后我加倍喜欢了。
我每天在 Ubuntu 上使用 KDE Connect。也有一天多次的情况。每当我在桌面上工作时，我可以查看任何被推送到我手机上的内容，也许是 WhatsApp 消息、Twitter 提醒、Instagram 点赞，等等。
A few of you asked why KDE Connect (more specifically the Unity Indicator component) didn’t make our list of 21 must-have Ubuntu Apps. The boring answer is, when that list was compiled, the KDE Connect indicator didn’t work. The project only came back to life recently.
Now, let me preface this post by saying that the best KDE Connect experience is offered through the Plasma desktop.
But the Indicator applet for GNOME-based desktops, like Unity, Cinnamon and MATE, does give it a close run for its money.
你们中的少数人可能会问为什么 KDE Connect（更具体地说，Unity Indicator 组件）没有被列入我们的 21 个必备的 Ubuntu Apps 列表中。一般的回复是，当该列表被编译时，KDE Connect indicator并不能使用。 这个项目是最近才变得活跃起来的。
现在，让我先介绍一下这篇文章，最好的 KDE Connect 体验是通过 Plasma 桌面获得的。
但是基于 GNOME 的桌面版的 Indicator applet，如 Unity、Cinnamon 和 MATE，确实物超所值。
‘KDE Connect is the easiest way to connect your Android phone to Linux’
KDE Connect is the easiest way to connect your Android phone to Linux, whatever flavour or distribution you’re running. And, thanks to a separate indicator applet, it works particularly well on Ubuntu (and related spins).
Using a USB cable and MTP is all well and good (and in most cases ‘just works’ on Ubuntu, but nothing beats the convenience of being able to connect your Android phone to Ubuntu wirelessly.
You simply install the KDE Connect Android app on your Android device and the desktop app on your desktop PC, and then pair the devices so that they can communicate (encrypted).
KDE Connect works over Wi-Fi so as long as your phone and your PC are on the same WiFi network most of its features will “just work”. Beyond convenience there’s the privacy element: i’m in control of what data is sent to and from my phone, and there’s no third-party cloud service sat in the middle.
Whether you want to transfer files, check battery life; send SMS messages from Ubuntu desktop, or use your Android phone as touchpad, this app lets you do that, and do it easily.
It’s a really useful app — and what follows are 5 reasons why I — that’s me, hello! — love using it:
您仅需在安卓设备上安装 KDE Connect 安卓应用程序，在桌面 PC 上安装桌面应用程序，然后将设备配对以便可以进行通信（加密）。
KDE Connect 通过 Wi-Fi 工作，因此只要手机和 PC 在同一个 WiFi 网络上，其大多数功能将“正常工作”。除了方便之外，还有隐秘元素：用户可以自己控制着发送到手机的数据，也可以控制有手机发送的数据，而无需第三方云服务支撑。
传输文件、查看电池耗电量：从 Ubuntu 桌面发送 SMS 短信，或把 Android 手机当做触摸板，这个程序都能帮你轻松做到。
I love that I can see Android notifications on my Ubuntu desktop.
This means I don’t need to worry about having my phone on me. I can leave it downstairs, down the back of the sofa or loitering in the deepest depths of my bag and still see incoming text alerts, WhatsApp messages, Twitter mentions, and other app notifications.
Naturally this isn’t perfect on Unity, the default Ubuntu desktop. I often eave my phone and my desktop to nip off to make a coffee or hide from the postman. If an Android notification is ‘sent’ whilst I’m doing this then I’ll be unaware of it until I check my phone later.
Thankfully there are ways around this.
GNOME Shell automatically keeps notifications in a message centre until they’re actioned/dismissed. On Ubuntu Unity there’s an indicator applet that does something similar — meaning you need never miss Ubuntu notifications again!
我可以在 Ubuntu 桌面上接收安卓通知。
这意味着我不需要担心手机是否在我身边，但我仍然会看到接收的文本提示、WhatsApp 消息，Twitter 提示和其他应用程序的通知。
在 Unity 上使用默认的 Ubuntu 桌面也存在缺陷。 我经常把我的手机和桌面放到一边，然后去泡一杯咖啡或取一下邮件。如果 Android 通知被送达，而我正在忙其他的，那么我会不知道，除非我稍后查看我的手机。
GNOME Shell 会在消息中心中自动保存通知，直到它们被处理/关闭。 在 Ubuntu Unity 有一个indicator applet，它能完成类似的事情 - 这意味着你永远不会错过 Ubuntu 通知了！
I love that the app offers a way to quickly send files to my phone and vice versa.
On Ubuntu, I can select a file(s) in Nautilus (or Caja, Nemo, and other supported file managers), right-click, and choose the ‘Send to’ menu item. Transfer happens instantly and, by default, sent files appear in the Android Downloads folder.
It’s just as easy to send files from Android to Ubuntu over Wi-Fi
too: just open the app on your phone, tap the ‘Send Files’ button, pick
your file(s) and, in a blink, they’ll be waiting in the
Sending files to and from your phone is all well and good — but finding a specific photo, file or log is easier when you use a file manager.
You can mount your Android device on Ubuntu wirelessly using KDE Connect. This allows you to browse the contents of your Android phone over WiFi, in exactly the same way as you would over USB.
You’ll see thumbnails, folders, hidden files, and file info just like you would over USB. It’s remote access made easy.
Even better: you can open files on your Android device in native Ubuntu apps, like this collage I made in Layout on my phone and am now adding the finishing touches to in Shotwell on my PC:
I love that KDE Connect lets me quickly find my phone. Like I mentioned earlier, I rarely keep it on me, so it’s tossed down into a pile of washing, slips down the side of the sofa, and so on.
Your phone needs to be connected to the same WiFi network as your Ubuntu PC, so if it’s got a flat battery, well, this isn’t going to help.
But to find your phone open the indicator applet and select the ‘Find my phone’ entry. Your phone, wherever it is, will ring until you find it and tap the screen to turn the alarm off.
I love that KDE Connect let me use my phone as a touchpad.
No, it’s not the most ergonomic way to interact with the desktop, but it’s perfect in a pinch when my battery dies. I can continue working.
Heck, I can even use my Android keyboard to enter text on my desktop — I just need to mouse to a text field, tap the Keyboard icon in the KDE Connect Android app, and type away!
I love that I can copy some text, URLs or files on my phone and automatically sync it to the clipboard on my computer, ready to paste it.
Clipboard sync works the other way around too. I can copy something on my PC and be able to paste it in apps on Android.
There are a few limits to the clipboard sync features. I can’t “copy” a 1.2GB .iso file and expect to be able to paste it in an Android FTP app.
But for simple text snippets, emoji, URLs and the like it’s pretty perfect.
Do you use KDE Connect on Ubuntu? What are your favourite features? What features would you like to see the app add in the future?
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