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Krome Allows For Your Device’s Notifications to Appear Right on Your Desktop


Introduced recently for Google’s Chrome desktop browser, rich notifications are cards that appear on your desktop, informing you of notifications on your account, such as new emails and Google+ activity. They are great, but with a new app called Krome, you can now also receive your Android device’s notifications right on your desktop. Once configuration is complete, you can even begin replying to text messages you receive right from your browser. 

To use Krome, your computer will need to be running Chrome v27 or higher, with rich notifications enabled. For now, they are only supported on Windows computers and according to Google, Mac OS will be supported sometime soon. So until then, sorry Apple users.

The app costs just $0.99 through Google Play, so go give it a whirl if you’re interested.

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  • Nikko

    This was pulled from the market

  • moe6

    I’ve been using Android Desktop Notifications for Chrome for the last few months, this looks like a much more complete version of this. Love it.

  • I dunno if its just because I’m on the beta channel but I have chrome notifications on my mac already.

  • Kie

    Does it clear the notifications from your phone?

  • yodatom10

    and how about chrome os users 🙁

  • GaryPasler

    All i get on PC is: a “Missing Android Device” Screen; does not take key.

    • MagicMiguel

      Same here. Past my refund window too. Ugh…

    • Ryan Chapman

      I got that too and realized in the passcode the Zero’s were o’s and it then linked.

    • jsakkos

      Did you get it to work yet? I’ve had the same problem since yesterday. Dev said his server was down.

  • Ben

    Gmail notifications don’t seem to be working for me. Might have to do with the many “installed apps” that I chose to disable in the Krome settings. Anyone know if there is any app besides Gmail that nees to be enabled for my email notifications to work?

  • Hello. Im developer of this app. It may not work right now, because website like this kills my server :/ Sorry for issues.

    • zurginator

      I’d say that’s a good sign!

  • ddevito

    …or just use Google Voice and Hangouts

    just sayin

  • LiiIiikEaBau5

    Sweet! Works like a charm om Nexus 4! http://i42.tinypic.com/m7yqh1.jpg

  • Lovelyjackson

    My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can’t believe how easy it was once I tried it out. This is what I do, http://www.Pro67.com

  • Tony Rivera

    Not working here.

    • LiiIiikEaBau5

      Works perfect with my Nexus 4 😀

  • coolsilver

    Does this work without turning on the very buggy accessibility options on the Galaxy S4?

  • Jeremy Martin

    “To use Krome, your computer will need to be running Chrome v27 or higher, with rich notifications enabled. For now, they are only supported on Windows computers and according to Google, Mac OS will be supported sometime soon. So until then, sorry Apple users.” —- Sad to read that news. Would be nice to have Linux support…I would think they would embrace Linux more with developing Android and all.

    • Paul Hansen

      user base… linux support will probably come at the same or similar time as OSX

      • Jeremy Martin

        I see what you are saying and I do understand that. However I have been using Linux since around 1996 and I have heard that excuse over and over again. The user base will never grow unless developers focus on it and make products that perform as well as or better than Windows and release it at the same time.

        Google, working with Android which is running the Linux kernel, should work on releasing the new Windows, OSX, and Linux version of Chrome or not release one at all until they can do so across all 3 of the platforms.

    • Lewis

      Works in Chromium 28.0.1 (latest stable?) for me.

  • RicoDelicioso

    I use mighty text. Works mighty fine. It’s mighty easy to set up. It’s mighty simple to use. Makes me feel mighty right.

    • Scott H

      I’ve been using Mighty Text since reading about it here, and really like it. I’ll have to read up on the differences.

  • Robert Macri

    Didn’t work for me… I’m blaming the proxy my desktop is behind. Had to get a refund, neat idea – hoping I can find something similar that will work for me.

  • Kurt Thompson
    • Dane Carpenter

      I use this and it works very well. It lets me know what song is playing as well.

    • Eluvatar

      I’ve been using this for about a week now and it’s great!

    • concernedcitiven

      I use it and it works good

    • nawa

      Thanks, you’ve just saved one my buck.

    • Cedres

      Thank you I saved money with your tip 😀

    • Brackstone

      Can’t reply to text messages with the one you are suggesting unless I am missing something.

    • Redsun

      Hmm… doesn’t seem to work on my Firefox browser. No notifications come through.

    • Hoffman

      Better, since it seems to have been removed from Google Play Apps!

  • Tom Luley

    I bought it…It is worth it for someone like me who is never on Wifi since I have unlimited data, I would rather have my LTE speeds than my bogged down wifi network at work…So this is much better than AirDroid for me. So far, so good!

  • saimin

    You can also get text messages on your desktop with Google Voice

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    We need this, but from google. I wouldnt mind keeping chrome open for it to happen. I hope we see overlapping with chrome and android next week

  • Hep

    You can do this in browser with AirDroid.

    • Geoff Johnson

      Only if you’re on the same network, I believe this would work regardless of network

      • Tom Luley

        Correct, this is the reason I bought it.

        • Hep


      • Zach B.

        IIRC, AirDroid now works over cell connections now.

  • Dayhve

    You can already send/receive texts from your desktop with MightyText for free. There’s even a Chrome extension.

    • Ian Woloschin

      One problem with MightyText is that it doesn’t mark SMS/MMS on my phone as read. Not really a big deal, but quite annoying. Worth a $1 if Krome can handle that…

      • Jdib

        @ianwoloschin:disqus – it works for me — all my sms/mms on my phone are marked as read — as long as you go into the text.

        • Ian Woloschin

          I’ve never had it work right, as long as I’ve used MightyText. This is on a VZW GNex, running various ROMs and Android versions.

          • Jdib

            @ianwoloschin:disqus – I’m running rooted Verizon S4 – not sure if that means anything……but the thing is pretty solid. My only complaint is that many times I leave my computer running through the weekends and when I get back I literally have to close out of a hundred notifications (or more) on my computer screen.

          • Ian Woloschin

            Yeah, that happens too and it’s pretty annoying. I typically just close and reopen Chrome since it’s the fastest way to get rid of them.

            It’s probably just time to cancel my SMS/MMS service and just make everyone email me. Everyone has smartphones now, so I don’t really understand why SMS/MMS is ever used anymore…

  • carl rainey

    Will Chrome OS be supported?

    • Brandon M

      The notifications work on my Samsung ChromeBook, but replying to text messages doesn’t seem to do anything.

  • elemeno

    Related question: How do you see what permissions an app requires on the new Google Play web store?

    Edit: I guess you just pretend you are buying/installing the app and the permissions list shows up on the confirmation page.

    • Click purchase or install. Before anything is completed, the permissions will be listed.

  • Thaddeus Brown

    taking Mighty Text one step further.

  • Jeff Tycz

    yeah Im betting this will have a takedown notice in a few days with that name

    • rfranken

      i wonder if they’ll recive a notice about that

    • Hoffman

      It seems it is already down.

      • RichA

        Just noticed that, that didn’t take long.

        • RichA

          Update, it’s back.

  • rfranken

    set messages as readed

    • Daeshaun Griffiths


    • Bryan Kirby

      Seriously. First, and hopefully only, chink in the armor.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Got it to work? Does it have to be on the same network?