Flutter Process Text Plugin

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✅   Android
❌   iOS (active issue: iOS support)

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Why use Flutter Process Text?

Flutter Process Text Plugin is known for :

Flutter Process TextFlutter Process Text
Fast, performant & compatibleFree & Open-source
Production readyMake App Reactive


✅   Listen process text stream
✅   Open app from process text intent activity
✅   Get pending intent text


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Quick start

Step 1: Include plugin to your project

  flutter_process_text: <latest version>

Run pub get and get packages.

Step 2: Create a new activity

Add the below code to your AndroidManifest.xml in the android\app\src\main\ folder.

              <action android:name="android.intent.action.PROCESS_TEXT" />
              <data android:mimeType="text/plain"/>
              <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />

Note: You may change the android:name from ProcessTextActivity to anything you want. also change the android:label from Process_Text to the process action text that you want to display.

Step 3: Create new activity class

Create a new Java/Kotlin file with the same name as android:name in step 2.

Copy the below code and paste in the newly created file.

package com.divyanshushekhar.flutter_process_text_example;

import com.divyanshushekhar.flutter_process_text.FlutterProcessTextPlugin;
import io.flutter.embedding.android.FlutterActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;

public class ProcessTextActivity extends FlutterActivity {

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        boolean issAppRunning = MainActivity.getIsAppRunning();

Note: Don't forget to change the package name in the above code.

Step 4: Changes in MainActivity

Make the necessary changes in the MainActivity class.

package com.divyanshushekhar.flutter_process_text_example;

import io.flutter.embedding.android.FlutterActivity;

import android.app.ActivityManager;
import android.content.Context;
import android.os.Bundle;
import java.util.List;

public class MainActivity extends FlutterActivity {
   private static boolean isAppRunning;

   public static boolean getIsAppRunning() {
     return isAppRunning;

   public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        isAppRunning = isAppRunning(this);

    public static boolean isAppRunning(Context context) {
        final String packageName = context.getPackageName();
        final ActivityManager activityManager = (ActivityManager) context.getSystemService(Context.ACTIVITY_SERVICE);
        final List<ActivityManager.RunningAppProcessInfo> processInfo = activityManager.getRunningAppProcesses();
        if (processInfo != null)
            for (final ActivityManager.RunningAppProcessInfo info : processInfo) {
                if (info.processName.equals(packageName)) {
                    return true;
        return false;

Step 5: Connect to flutter

First thing you need to do is to call the initialize method from the FlutterProcessText class in the initState() {} of the page.



    showConfirmationToast: true,
    showRefreshToast: true,
    showErrorToast: true,
    confirmationMessage: "Text Added",
    refreshMessage: "Got all Text",
    errorMessage: "Some Error",

Step 6: Working with stream

There are two ways to work with stream, either create a StreamSubscription to listen for the incoming data or store the Stream and use it in StreamBuilder.

  late final StreamSubscription _processText;
  String text? = '';

  void initState() {
      showToast: true,
      confirmationMessage: "Text Added",
      refreshMessage: "Got all Text",
      errorMessage: "Some Error",

    _processText = FlutterProcessText.getProcessTextStream.listen((event) {
      setState(() {
        text = event;

  void dispose() {


late final Stream<String> _processText;
_processText = FlutterProcessText.getProcessTextStream;

Now use the stream in the StreamBuilder.

  stream: _processText,
  builder: (context, snapshot) {
    return Text('Fetched Data: ${snapshot.data}');

Get pending data

Get the pending data by calling the refreshProcessText method in FlutterProcessText class.

String? text = await FlutterProcessText.refreshProcessText;

Project Created & Maintained By

Divyanshu Shekhar

Copyright & License

Code and documentation Copyright (c) 2021 Divyanshu Shekhar. Code released under the BSD 3-Clause License.