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I installed EasyJoin on my phone. And now?
Now you have to install EasyJoin on at least one other device: a tablet, PC or other phone. After installing the program on your device, you have to open it and wait a few seconds for the devices to find each other. You will see the available devices in the "Temporary" tab.
I installed EasyJoin on my phone and on my PC. Why don't I see any device in the "Temporary" tab (and/or the devices are "Offline" in the "Trusted" tab)?
Windows firewall may prevent devices from connecting with each other.
You can configure the firewall directly from the Windows program: open the "Settings" page and click the button "Open firewall" (you will find it at the bottom of the page).
If that's not enough, you may also need to configure your antivirus/firewall software. The communication port to open is 51167.

If you still have problems, you may need to configure the type of Windows WiFi network, between "public" and "home".

Eventually, reboot the modem/router.

If you use Android 7.1 or newer and cannot see the devices connected to the hotspot created by Easyjoin, use the Android Settings menu to open the hotspot. Read more. (thanks downloaderfan)
What should I do to see notifications of my phone on my PC? Or share the clipboard between devices?
On the phone:
  • add the PC in the "Trusted" list
  • in the "Trusted" list click the name of the PC
  • select the "Settings" page and enable "Send notifications". To share the clipboard enable "Auto send clipboard".

On the PC:
  • add the phone in the "Trusted" list
  • in the "Trusted" list click the name of the phone
  • select the "Settings" page and enable "Receive notifications". For the clipboard enable "Auto accept clipboard".
I did everything as described but I can't share the notifications, what else do I have to do?
For security reasons Android does not allow applications to capture notifications and you must give the application explicit permission to read notifications.

For Android version 4.3 or higher you can find the option in one of the following two places:
  • Open the Android settings, select "Security", select "Notification access" and check "EasyJoin".
  • Open the Android settings, select "Sounds and notifications", select "Notification access" and check "EasyJoin".

For Android version 4.2 or lower:
  • Open the Android settings, select "Accessibility", select "EasyJoin" and enable the switch.
I don't want to see some notifications received from another device, what should I do?
Open the side menu (drawer) and select "Notifications settings". From this page you can enable and disable notifications by application. You can also change the display type, by application, between:
  • Default view type: this value can be set in the "Settings" page. The default value is "Popup"
  • Toast: the typical Toast message of Android. In Windows/Linux/macOS, the notification appears as "Popup" and closes automatically after 5 seconds.
  • Notification: available in Android only. Displays the incoming notification as a notification.
  • Popup: Displays the incoming notification as a pop-up window.
What do I need to do to send SMS messages and manage calls from my PC?
First of all install EasyJoin "Pro" on your phone.

On the phone:
  • add the PC in the "Trusted" list (click the device name)
  • in the "Trusted" list click the name of the PC
  • select the "Settings" page and enable "Send phone calls & SMS"

On the PC:
  • add the phone in the "Trusted" list (click the star icon)
  • in the "Trusted" list click the name of the phone
  • select the "Settings" page and enable "Receive phone calls & SMS"
  • go back to the device list and click the phone name. The SMS tab is now visible, select it to send SMS.
Note that even if you use the PC to write the SMS, it is sent from your phone and has the normal costs of an SMS.
I am confused, what is the difference between "text message" and "SMS"?
EasyJoin allows you to send SMS-text-messages through your phone using the PC (Pro version), as well as the ability to Private Message/Direct Message (alias "text message") other EasyJoin users on your local network (all versions).
What are the differences between the Android versions "Essential" and "Pro"?
The "Essential" version is free. The "Pro" version is not free-of-charge.
The "Pro" version has all the features of the "Essential" version and you can also send SMS messages from your PC, manage phone calls remotely and has a black theme.
Both versions are updated and maintained regularly.

Note that the "Essential" and "Pro" versions cannot coexist on the same device. For example, if you have installed the "Essential" version, you must uninstall it before installing the "Pro" version. If you want to keep messages, devices and settings, you can create a backup of data from "Settings" and restore it to the new installation.
I have issues with the license check of the "Pro" version, what can i do?
You should know that the license is primarily controlled by a Play Store service and only secondarily from this app.
If you have issues with the license control, follow these steps:
  • Open the Play Store app and select the account you used to purchase this app.
  • Open the Android settings and clear the cache and data of the Play Store application.
  • Reboot the device.
  • Connect to internet.
  • Retry to open the EasyJoin app.
Can I back up my data?
To back up your data in the Android versions, go to "Settings" and press the "Backup" button.
To back up your data in Windows, Linux and macOS, simply make a copy of the folder "data" - it is in the same folder as the executable.
I am in the middle of the Amazonian forest, can I use the application?
Yes! Even if you don't have an external WiFi network, you can connect the various devices to each other by creating your own WiFi hot spot.
From the "Settings" (android version only), turn on the WiFi hot spot on one of your devices and connect the other devices with the WiFi hot spot you have just created.

If you have connections issues please read this.
How can i update the Windows (and Linux and macOS) version?
You can download and install an update directly from the app. Open "Settings" and click the button "Check for update": if exist an update you can click the button "Download & install update" to get it. Close and reopen the program to apply the update.

Check the program version after reopening it. If the version has not been changed:
  • If you are trying to update the Windows version, you can open the application as administrator and retry the update procedure.
  • Perform a manual update

Manual update

Windows and Linux versions
  • Download the app (Windows, Linux) and unzip the file "easyjoin*.zip" in a folder, i.e. "easyjoin"
  • Copy all files in folder "easyjoin"
  • Paste the copied files in the folder with the current installation of the program
macOS version
  • Download the Linux version. Safari will automatically unzip the file at the end of the download.
  • Copy the file "EasyJoin.exe"
  • Open the folder containing the current installation of the app.
  • Right click the app and select "Show Package Contents"
  • Paste the copied file in the folder "Contents"
Note: All your data (devices, messages, settings) are in the "data" folder. By following the above procedure you don't delete your data, you only update the program.
How can i uninstall the Windows app?
  • In case you have enabled the "Settings > Start application on boot", you have to disabled it in order to remove the key from the registry.
  • To remove the icon in the "Send to" menu press "WindowsKey + R" write "shell:sendto" and click OK. In the folder delete the "EasyJoin" shortcut.
  • To remove the icon in the "Start" menu press "WindowsKey + R" write "shell:programs" and click OK. In the folder delete the "EasyJoin" shortcut.
  • After that, all you have to do is to delete the folder containing the application.
The antivirus tells me that the application is not secure, why is this happening?
Is called "false positive": the antivirus notifies you of a problem that does not exist. A good quality antivirus should minimize this possibility as much as possible, but it could happen.
In particular, the signaling is about the fact that the application scan the network (to find other devices with EasyJoin). As you can imagine, given the nature of the application, this is completely normal.

If this happen you have two options:
  • Check the application with other antivirus, there are some free and online, and check for yourself that the detection is false.
  • Delete the application and do not use it.
Personally, when an antivirus gives me "false positives" I remove it and replace it with a better one because I have no time to waste.
I like this application, how can I help?
A nice review on Google Play, a Facebook share, a tweet. Spread the word to your friends.

You can help translate the application to your language.

And If you want to support the development of the application consider purchasing the "Pro" version.
Will there be an iOS version?
I'm working on it.
There are other programs that do similar things, why did you decide to develop EasyJoin?
Because i didn't want my data to run over the Internet, just to be copied from my computer to my mobile phone, which are on the same desk!
And for security and privacy reasons, I didn't want to use external servers to send files to my nearby colleagues and friends.
And I didn't want to give applications unnecessary permissions for the functionalities they offered me.
There are a few more "and" but you get the idea.

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