Sailfish Connect

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Alternative Sailfish OS client for KDE Connect


This application allows you to connect to other devices running KDE Connect. At the moment only a small set of KDE Connect plugins are supported:

  • Battery - Share battery status with your computer.
  • Clipboard - Share clipboard text content.
  • MPRIS - Control multimedia player from your computer.
  • Share - Send and receive files, text and URLs.
  • Touchpad - Create mouse input from your phone.
  • Telephony - Send incoming and missed calls to your computer.

More will follow.

Submit bugs to Github or use Git Reports if you do not own a Github account.

KDE Connect Clients 


Known Issues

  • LAN: A connection through USB-Ethernet and developer mode is not possible.
  • LAN: Sometimes link gets destroyed right after first connection
    • Symptom: No connection to other device after app start, but connection is possible.
    • Workaround: Do a refresh from Sailfish Connect or KDE Connect.


Application versions: 
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm213.11 KB02/03/2019 - 22:58
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.3-1.i486.rpm239.14 KB02/03/2019 - 22:58
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.2-2.armv7hl.rpm172.51 KB21/10/2018 - 19:07
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.2-2.i486.rpm195.04 KB21/10/2018 - 19:07
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm150.68 KB10/08/2018 - 23:52
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.1-1.i486.rpm170.59 KB10/08/2018 - 23:52

- Added page to show file transfers
- Added telephony plugin
- Fixed various bugs to support GSConnect
- Fixed crash when unpairing
- Fixed various small bugs

- Changed name to Sailfish Connect
- Added setting to control running in background (new default is off)
- Added notifications for pairing and ping plugin
- Added touchpad plugin
- Added share plugin
- Added notifications plugin prototype
- Made few ui enhancements
- Fixed several bugs
- Added known issue description notice for clipboard plugin
- Connecting should be more stable



akikk88's picture

Finnish support coming?

R1tschY's picture

Finnish translation will come in next release, which will be released end of July or in August.

JacekJagosz's picture

Any way I could make it run automatically with system startup?

R1tschY's picture

At the moment you have to setup at your own a systemd service. Maybe in the future this is part of the installation process. I did not tested it. Just copied from harbour-sailorgram and adjusted:

  • Activate background mode in SailfishConnect settings.
  • Create file named harbour-sailfishconnect.service in /usr/lib/systemd/user/

ExecStart=/usr/bin/invoker --type=silica-qt5 /usr/bin/harbour-sailfishconnect

  • Then on the command line run:
systemctl-user restart harbour-sailfishconnect.service

Edit: Fixed harbour-sailfishconnect.service

JacekJagosz's picture

I get that error when I run systemctl-user status
harbour-sailfishconnect.service - SailfishConnect
Loaded: error (Reason: Invalid argument)
Active: inactive (dead)

R1tschY's picture

I found the problem. It should be:


ExecStart=/usr/bin/invoker --type=silica-qt5 /usr/bin/harbour-sailfishconnect

murfik's picture

after rm config app work, thank's!

murfik's picture

After update app crash on startup

R1tschY's picture

That's not good :-/

Try to delete the config folder: /home/nemo/.config/harbour-sailfishconnect

Or run SailfishConnect on the terminal: /usr/bin/harbour-sailfishconnect
and send me the output.

eson's picture

What do I need, to send SMS from my linux mint desktop? I have KDE Connect and most things seem to work, but no SMS. I can see the plugin on my phone, but it's not available in KDE Connect on desktop.

R1tschY's picture

I just tested with MConnect and KDE Connect as backend and it worked. At the moment SMS history and contacts is not supported. For example SMS functionality in GSConnect does it not work until this is implemented. But yes, I also do not see it in the KDE Connect plugins dialog. Maybe it's a bug, because it's possible to send messages.

eson's picture

Ok, thanks! I'll try again.

Btw... I got Swedish translation ready to use, if you confirm my request at Transifex, or do you prefer PR at GitHub?

R1tschY's picture

Transifex is the prefered way. Swedish is now accepted.

objectifnul's picture

There seems to be a size limit for file transfer, but I didn't manage to determine its exact value.

R1tschY's picture

There should not be any. The feature is not as stable as it should, but I'm working on it.

objectifnul's picture

Useful to know, at least for Ubuntu users. These ports must be open on desktop side:

 sudo ufw allow 1714:1764/udp
 sudo ufw allow 1714:1764/tcp
 sudo ufw reload

(see here how to revert those permissions)

eson's picture

That is very generell. I would specify which machine(s)/IP(s) is allowed to connect.

sudo ufw allow proto udp to any port 1714:1764 from 192.168.*.*
sudo ufw allow proto tcp to any port 1714:1764 from 192.168.*.*
sudo ufw reload
dfstorm's picture

Tmojo: thank you. I was wondering.

tmojo's picture

Thanks for your app, it enhances usability of my phone a lot.

There's one issue that puzzles me, just don't know if it's me or for everyone: sailfish-connect and kde-connect don't see each other if the phone is connected via USB / developer-mode. I can contact the instance via `openssl s_client ...` so it does not seem to be a network issue. Connection via wifi work without any issue.

R1tschY's picture

Created an issue for this problem: I will try to fix it.

dexic's picture

Please write this down in the app description. I have played around for longer than half an hour, until I have found this comment....

R1tschY's picture

Added it as a known issue.

carlosgonz's picture

exelente aplicación. thank for v0.2-2 spanish fix.

shafonya's picture

Thanks for app!

Kabouik's picture

Simply awesome. Keep it alive please!

pdelfes's picture


starghost's picture

Awesome to see a native KDE-Connect App for SailfishOS here. Thank you!

explit's picture

Works fine, thank you man!

anasyntes's picture

Oh man, what a great app! Thank you so much for your work and sharing it!

flywheel's picture

Brilliant ☺