ntfy: send notifications from your computer to your phone
With ntfy you can send push notifications to your Android device from your Linux computer or server via simple PUT/POST requests.
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You can use ntfy provided server to manage the service or install it on your own (check this page).
Download a client app
In order to receive the notifications, you need to download Ntfy Android app (also available on the Play Store).
Subscribe to a topic
Press the ‘+’ button to create a topic and subscribe to it. Topics don’t have password, so use a non guessable name. If you use your own server, check ‘Use another server’ and add the server URL.
Publish to the topic
Just send a PUT or POST request to
curl -d "My notification" ntfy.sh/mytopic123
You can customize the notification with a title, tags, emojis, etc.
curl \ -H "Title: Unauthorized access detected" \ -H "Priority: urgent" \ -H "Tags: warning,skull" \ -d "Remote access to computer detected." \ ntfy.sh/mytopic123
I want Kdenlive to notify me when a video rendering is completed.
First, I create a new topic by pressing the ‘+’ button on the app and typing a topic name (e.g.: notifyvideosrs1). Then, inside Kdenlive, I go to
Settings -> Configure Notifications, I select
Rendering finished, and check
Run a command. Inside the text input, I type
/usr/bin/curl -d "Video rendered" ntfy.sh/notifyvideosrs1 (check the path of ‘curl’ in your computer). I click ‘OK’ and I will receive a notification on my phone when a rendering process finishes.
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