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Arlen Holder (03-04-20, 05:24 PM)
FYI...

KDE Connect freeware is a cross-platform keeper (IMHO) for _easily_ sending
& receiving files over your Wi-Fi LAN to/from any Linux/Mac/Windows desktop
to/from any Android phone!
<https://i.postimg.cc/Nf0xfCKz/kdeconnect01.jpg>

IMHO, KDEConnect freeware is a keeper because KDE Connect makes
sending/receiving files super easy between your Android phone and any of
the three common consumer desktop platforms (Linux, Windows, & Mac).
<https://i.postimg.cc/dtJJ48ty/kdeconnect04.jpg>

Where the references for installing KDE Connect freeware on *Android* are:
o <https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kde.kdeconnect_tp>
o <https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/kde-connect-sync-android-linux/><>
o <https://github.com/KDE/kdeconnect-android>

Helpful references for installing KDE Connect freeware on *Linux* are:
o <https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/01/kde-connect-indicator-ubuntu>
o <https://www.linuxbabe.com/ubuntu/install-kde-connect-ubuntu-16-04>
o <https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-kde-connect-with-mate-ubuntu-debian/>

Useful references for installing KDE Connect freeware on *Windows* are:
o <https://binary-factory.kde.org/view/Windows%2064-bit/job/kdeconnect-kde_Nightly_win64/>
o <https://community.kde.org/KDEConnect/Build_Windows>
o <https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/dnh1wq/test_release_01_kde_connect_for_windows/>

Related references for installing KDE Connect freeware on *MacOS* are:
o <https://community.kde.org/KDEConnect/Build_MacOS>
o <https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/07/kde-connect-mac-os-integrate-android>
o <https://kde.inoki.cc/2019/07/16/KDE-Connect-macOS/>
(Only on iOS have I not been able to locate KDE Connect freeware.)

Tutorial references for the various KDE Connect use models are:
o <https://community.kde.org/KDEConnect>
o <https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/kde-connect-sync-android-linux/>
o <https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/kde-connect-windows.html>

This information is summarized from a thread on a separate topic (libMTP):
o Does anyone have libmtp freeware currently working on Linux or Windows
who can show us how to COPY files to/from unrooted Android over USB
using libmtp?
<https://groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.os.linux/rN0tMFWPwHo/vT35nL6xCAAJ>

Which itself was an offshoot of this article on copying the desktop hosts
file to the protected file system of un-rooted Android using "adb":
o How to copy the hosts file from Windows/Linux to non-rooted Android
<https://www.modmy.com/how-modify-hosts-file-your-android-device>

The hope is twofold by the purposefully helpful posting of this thread:
a. Others will benefit from this summarized information, and,
b. Others will be able to add purposefully helpful adult value.
So that everyone benefits from every such technical thread on Usenet.
Arlen Holder (03-06-20, 03:23 AM)
UPDATE:

KDEConnect is one of the rare general purpose solutions for all
on four of the five common consumer platforms (all except iOS).

I forgot to list the F-droid link to the KDE-Connect client for Android:
o <https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.kde.kdeconnect_tp/>
o <https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kde.kdeconnect_tp>

The KDE connect use model is simple as it connects over the existing LAN:
1. Install the free client on the Android phone
2. Install the free server on the desktop (Linux, Windows, Mac)

KDE Connect does other "magic" than transfer files from/to desktops.
o End-to-end TLS encryption
o Send/receive files
o Notification on desktop of SMS texts
o Notification on desktop of incoming phone calls
o Syncing of contacts between phone & desktop
o Shared clipboard, e.g., copy and paste URLs between devices.
o Turns the phone screen into a wi-fi wireless mouse
o Android notifications show up on the desktop
o Control desktop video/audio player from Android
o Controls desktop slideshow next slide/previous slide from Android
o Runs commands remotely
etc.

All without root, without cost, and using open source freeware.

Note that there is no USB or Bluetooth required.
o It works over the LAN which you normally already have working fine.

Of the score of cross-platform keepers, KDEConnect is one of them.
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