Krome

Krome

5,000 - 10,000 downloads

Pros
  • Useful
  • Original
  • Well-designed
  • Easy-to-use
Cons
  • Can't reply to e-mails and other IM apps
  • The notification should include the message content (in the app)
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+ By Damian Piwowarski

Expert's Review
8.0
Great

"Get your smartphone notifications in your Chrome desktop browser"

Reviewed by / Jul 19, 2013

Krome is an app that works along with a Chrome extension to bring mobile notifications to your desktop

Imagine that your are at work. It isn't convenient (and in most cases, not even allowed) checking out your smartphone all the time, to read you notifications. However, there's no way to know if notifications come up are important or not, unless you unlock the phone and take a look at the screen. Well, there wasn't a way... until now. Krome syncs all the push notifications in your smartphone and brings it to your desktop screen.

You need two things: first this Android app (which is worth its $0.99) and then a free Chrome extension. Then, you must connect the app and the extensions: just follow the steps, you'll be connected in less than one minute. Once connected, you'll start receiving notifications in your desktop, which is extremely useful when you cannot pay attention to your phone. You cannot answer the messages or e-mails you get by clicking the notifications in the desktop extension (only SMS). However, it's useful enough knowing what the notification is about.

From the app you can also see the last notifications received and the list of apps installed (and supported, which will probably be all of them). Likewise, you can disable those apps you don't want to sync notifications with the desktop extension. You can also disconnect the app from the Chrome extension anytime.

The app is set in an user-friendly interface, with a step-by-step tutorial to sync the app with the desktop extension and an intuitive way to manage notifications. A must-have app.

Tags: pc krome, krome 43.

Developer's original description available here
*** THIS APP NEED CHROME WITH RICH NOTIFICATIONS ENABLED! Check your browser version and update it to the newest one (on Mac install Chrome Canary)! ***

Krome is a simple app that allows you to sync your Android notifications with Chrome on your PC. Just install this application on device, download Chrome extension and you are ready to go!

After configuration you can disable selected applications from showing notifications in Chrome. Krome also allows you to reply to SMS messages right from your browser - just click button below notification, write your reply and click send!

Chrome extension is available here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/krome/mppkdlbnbacpkibgpdolgbdblpdjlobh

### SUPPORTED SYSTEMS

All with Chrome (with notifications) available.

### SECURITY / PRIVACY

The app uses a secure connection to transfer the data. All notifications are sent via Google Cloud Messaging service. We keep small portions of data (app icons etc) on our servers and right after receiving notification on Chrome, we delete them. You can encrypt your data with your own key, which is NOT synced (you have to enter it in both apps).

App allows to send SMS messages, but you can disable that functionality in settings.

### REVIEWS

--- AndroidPolice (http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/07/18/hands-on-krome-pushes-all-your-android-notifications-to-desktop-chrome/)
"Krome is still brand new, so functionality is a little light. What it can already do is pretty impressive, though."

--- AppsZoom (http://www.appszoom.com/android_applications/tools/krome_gzseb.html):
"The app is set in an user-friendly interface, with a step-by-step tutorial to sync the app with the desktop extension and an intuitive way to manage notifications. A must-have app."

--- Droid-Life:
http://www.droid-life.com/2013/07/18/krome-allows-for-your-devices-notifications-to-appear-right-on-your-desktop/

--- PhonesReview:
http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2013/07/19/krome-app-for-android-notifications-on-desktop/

--- Phandroid:
http://phandroid.com/2013/08/20/krome-brings-android-notifications-to-desktop/

--- Jeremy Gallman (JGandroot, http://www.youtube.com/user/JGandroot):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZuvvHcK5Mc

---Techtainian.com:
http://techtainian.com/news/2013/8/19/play-pick-krome

Recently changed in this version

- Changed timeouts

- Fix for force close at start with changing "spam" app
Also, Google is changing something on Chrome Web Store and all apps are not available to download. Please, be patient.

- New update to encryption (it should work better now)
- New main website for Krome (www.krome.mobi) with how-to install instructions and common issues
- Updated notification count for day
- Added multiselection and select/unselect all option
- Improved performance of app


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Comments and ratings for Krome
  • (59)

    by Alexandre Silveira on 23/03/2014

    It was great when work. Since last chrome modifications it does not work anymore

  • (59)

    by Ed Hinchliffe on 21/03/2014

    This was a real hassle to get working and (importantly) *keep* working. I recently installed pushbullet which is a free app that does what this one does and more, and it's more reliable & easier to use. Unfortunately this app has now become redundant for

  • (59)

    by Thomas Hoffmann on 26/02/2014

    is way better

  • (59)

    by Sim Gill on 20/02/2014

    After turning app on in accessibility menu. It still says permission is denied. Had to switch from UK speech TTS to US TTS in order for the app to switch on but still says permission denied on the code screen. Using the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition as my

  • (59)

    by Sam Henderson on 18/02/2014

    One request, it would be awesome to be able to reply to whatsapp messages!

  • (59)

    by Scott Pimental on 05/02/2014

    A well designed app but inconsistent. Works great sometimes. Doesn't work other times.

  • (59)

    by Mohammad Nasr on 17/01/2014

    There are many applications out there but this is the best! I only have 2 issues. 1) the notification interval need to be adjustable not fixed on 20 seconds. 2) every time I open the keyboard it sends notification, and for every 1‰ download it sends a