Automagically connect things with KDE Connect

First contact with KDE

Traveling through Linux distributions I met KDE for the first time through FerenOS, where I met a couple of nice things, including KDE Connect that later became my daily routine that I don’t think about.

What is KDE Connect

Kde Connect is an ideal way to connect your phones, computers and anythink connectable to WiFi or Bluetooth to one functional unit that works as a single device. In case you use anything that has an operating system, enough RAM and Bluetooth or WiFi it probably supports KDE Connect, so it can help people accustomed to the Apple ecosystem, as well as people who are not used to such a level of device attachment at all.

This wonderful piece of software allows you to have your own local net of devices around you, to control any device from any other, or control every other from just one device, and that others cannot do the same if you don’t want, to get all the notifications you want from all your devices only in the place you want, to control entertainment content, enter text remotely, share files, almost anything that can come to mind and everything in your own bubble.

Why KDE Connect

From the prolonged use of KDE Connect, I stopped thinking about whether I was using it or not, it is simply present in my daily use of the device and does not require attachment or reflection on how what to use, simply, if I receive a call, the content I watch or listen to is automagically paused, if I copy something on the computer, it is perfectly normal for me to be able to paste it from any connected device, and turning screens off at night on my computer does not require getting out of the warm bed, just a click on the phone is enough. When I leave a laptop in a cafe while going to the toilet I don’t have to worry and hurry if I locked the laptop, I simply lock it on the way to the toilet from the phone, really a new good that is easy to get used to.

Of course, like everything KDE Connect has its drawbacks, it would be more than nice to be able to stream the contents of a window to other devices, and to watch, say pdf files, from other devices directly on the phone without downloading them, also, it would be welcome to have the option for phones we can lock to lock or unlock some or all of the other devices just by some gesture with phone or watch or have a solution for say wake-on-lan or waking the device from sleep mode via other devices, but even as is, KDE Connect is one of the best tools I can recommend to anyone, especially since it is very well integrated with browsers like Vivaldi.

Littlebit about Experience with Vivaldi

How I found about Vivaldi?

As a distrohopper, it is quite easy for the idea of changing the browser weekly to come to mind. First, by the nature of my use of computers, I switched from Safari to Firefox, and the rest is the history that reached me to FerenOS and Vivaldi.

Vivaldi then looked only like any other Opera-like, then i’m returned to Linux Mint again, to get the idea that I would still try Vivaldi again shortly afterwards, which I did. Very quickly I replaced Safari with Vivaldi on my iMac, then default browsers on laptops, and then DuckDuckGo on the phone as well, so due to the discovery of Vivaldi I stopped changing browsers, not only weekly or monthly, but I just installed Vivaldi first and went on.

Great tool, better friend

It is natural for me to view everything I use as a tool, as well as search engines, browsers and operating systems. I use whatever falls under my fingers, but I always keep aside the one I trust the most, in this case it’s Vivaldi. With a very high level of adaptability, it is easy to make it according to your desire and to anyone, we all have different habits, so we all obviously ask for different things from our tools, but Vivaldi is a tool that anyone can set up just the way they want, can be used as the simplest browser that exists, or as a complicated set of tools for almost everything, after all, today, the browser is for most of it once and the only way to use the computer, the operating system became irrelevant, but a good browser was never more important then now.