Gotify-Indicator: Send & Receive Messages in Ubuntu Desktop

Last updated: February 4, 2020

Gotify Indicator is a simple tool in the system tray area to send and receive messages via your own Gotify server.

Gotify is a server that can send and receive messages. It works as a push notifications server.

Gotify-Indicator is an indicator for Gotify in the Linux Desktop. With it you can send and receive messages directly from your computer. So you can send messages to other devices that are connected to the same server.

How to Install Gotify indicator in Ubuntu:

The developer maintains the software packages in the PPA repository for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and Ubuntu 20.04.

1.) Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao

Type user password when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Then install the tool via command:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install gotify-indicator

Once installed, open it from your system application launcher and you’ll see the indicator in system tray area. Setup the notification sending and receiving service (see top picture) and enjoy!


To remove the PPA as well as the software package, run commands in terminal one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:atareao/atareao

sudo apt remove gotify-indicator


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2 responses to Gotify-Indicator: Send & Receive Messages in Ubuntu Desktop

  1. For Linux Desktop, Gotify-indicator is the best tool to send and received messages. I am using it since I installed Linux in my PC. The best part is, it provides high security to data with Linux.

  2. Richard DeZelia March 7, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    I loaded ubuntu 19.10 on a 500gb drive. I was fast but in 5 hours of working on a project it filled the root drive and crashed. I went back to Ubuntu 18.04.