Inkdrop Would Like to Use Bluetooth

Bug report

This is more of a question than a bug report. Additionally, this may not be an Inkdrop issue but I’m just being cautious by asking here.

I was using Inkdrop and received this system message that I hadn’t seen before and just wanted to make sure it was not an issue.

Thanks so much!


  • Platform: macOS
  • Platform version: Sonoma 14.4.1
  • App Version: 5.8.0

How to reproduce

Hi Paul,

Thanks for the question.
Inkdrop never requires Bluetooth, so it is very strange and I have never seen it.
Have you installed community plugins? Could you tell me which ones?

I’ve tried to run navigator.bluetooth.requestDevice({ filters: [{ services: ['battery_service'] }] }) from the Developer Tools and, interestingly, it pops up a dialog but it tells that “” wants to use Bluetooth:

I don’t understand that but I’m sure that the app doesn’t use Web Bluetooth API. I’ve grep-ed all my codebase and dependencies.

Hi Takuya,

Thanks so much for looking into this for me, I really appreciate it.

I am running two community plugins and they are both up-to-date. Please see screenshot.

I haven’t seen this issue again since it first happened so I think we’re good. I’ll definitely let you know if it pops up again.

All the best,

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Thanks for the information.
I’ve looked into these two plugins and they looked safe.
Please let me know if it happens again.

Hi Takuya,

I will let you know if it happens again!.

Thank you.