Is there any way (application or other) to have PC receive notifications about text messages on Android phone (ability to reply is also welcome)? I don't want to have my messages uploaded to the cloud due to the privacy concerns, so it is preferable to have messages sharing only when using the same wifi network.

I tried using AirDroid and PulseSMS - however both are cloud-based as far as I can tell. I also tried Samsung Flow but did not like it very much (it uses bluetooth instead of wifi for communication).

Please note that this question differs from this one, as I do not want to have my messages cloud-synced.

EDIT: Forgot to add, I have Samsung Galaxy S8 as a phone and use Windows 10 on desktop. Cortana is unavailable in my language.


I'm not sure about windows based alternatives, but KDEConnect works locally. You need to be on the same WiFi connection to make it work. Alternatively you can take a look at this app and some suggestions in this thread

  • Doesn't KDEConnect requires KDE framework installed available for *nix type systems? Does it work on Windows too? – Firelord Dec 28 '17 at 17:28
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    @Firelord Not the entire DE, just a few dependencies of KDE are required. works fine for me on Ubuntu Gnome. No, it doesn't work on Windows. – harpratap Dec 29 '17 at 0:43

After extensive research I found two programs that seem to offer the desired functionality, that is Samsung SideSync and MyPhoneExplorer. For the time being I have decided to settle down on using the former, as the latter seems to suffer from stability problems (crashes, freezes).

Update: I use Your Phone now.

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