You may have tried KDE Connect for macOS.
If you’ve not yet tried KDE Connect, you can read my post: Connect your Android phone with your Mac via KDE Connect
As I mentioned, this post will help you to build your own KDE Connect with native Notification support for macOS.
This post will not give you instructions of building KDE Connect on macOS because there is already a page on KDE Connect Wiki
If you met any problems, you can submit them on our KDE bug tracker
Notification plugin depends on
KNotification. There is no native support for macOS in this library.
I’ve made a native one and it has been submited as a patch. But it takes time to get reviewed and optimized.
I keep the patch available on a repo of my GitHub:
Craft can access it and compile it to provide support of macOS Notification.
But we’re looking forward to its delivery in
What you need to do is very simple:
- Find KNotifications blueprint file
- Enter your
CraftRootfolder. To me, it’s
subinfoclass. If you’re not familiar with
python, just find this line and delete it.
Add these 2 lines:
self.svnTargets['master'] = 'https://github.com/Inokinoki/knotifications.git'
self.defaultTarget = 'master'
The file should look like this:
After that, rebuild KDE Connect with Craft.
If everything is ok, launch your KDE Connect.
You could receive notifications from your phone or your other computers(if well configured), just like this:
You can also change notification settings of KDE Connect in your macOS Notification Center. By default, the notification style is
Bar, set it to
Alert to see quick actions to your notifications.
Notice: Currently there is a bug, you may receive duplicated notifications. We’re figuring out its reason and it will be fixed as soon as possible.
Thanks for your reading and your support to KDE Connect :)
If you’d like to, you can also follow me on GitHub :)
For developers, if you’re familiar with diff, just apply this diff patch:
diff --git a/kde/frameworks/tier3/knotifications/knotifications.py b/kde/frameworks/tier3/knotifications/knotifications.py
index 9b46044..f5c82a4 100644
@@ -3,7 +3,8 @@ import info
+ self.svnTargets['master'] = 'https://github.com/Inokinoki/knotifications.git'
+ self.defaultTarget = 'master'
self.patchToApply['5.57.0'] = [("disabled-deprecated-before.patch", 1)]
self.description = "TODO"