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.


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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
    Commented Dec 28, 2017 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
    Commented Dec 29, 2017 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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