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I'm looking for people with a device that has an external sdcard and lets you choose the primary storage location.
I.e. "/storage/external_sd" would be the primary internal storage location used by Android, while "/storage/emulated/0" is used as external storage.

I'm currently suspecting that SD Maid does not correct recognize this storage swap and leaves the internal storage (used as secondary storage) out.

SD Maid would only list one storage location in the overview, not both, unless you switch back to having the internal storage as primary storage again. The only listed storage location would be marked as external even though in this context it should be treated like internal storage.
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+John C. You are right. I misanderstood the question. :-( And I do not use them reversed on this phone right now. ;-)
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New beta going up this night, SD Maid v3.0.3.5 (335).

Notable changes:
The introduction of a new class that bundles SD Maids logic to determine if a file/folder is to be considered cache.
It's now possible for me to specify additional global cache criteria as well as criteria per individual app.
There are many apps using caches outside of the official cache folders, which will only be emptied by the app itself (or not at all).
Android itself is not aware of those cache folder either, similar to caches in folders on the root of your sdcard, pressing the "Clear cache" button in the system won't do shit for those.
An example can be seen here:
https://plus.google.com/116634499773478773276/posts/1Nui73L7wsY

In the app you should be able to notice a difference in the AppCleaners results. You can use the Explorer again as SD Maids view of your device. Similar to how app ownership is reflected through the icons on the right, you will now also be able to see if SD Maid considers a file cache while browsing your device. It's currently marked by a green edge in the top right corner, but that might change.

Tracking these additional caches is half manual and half automatic. It works similar to the current "clutterDB".
While i can specify criteria to target common cache systems, there are only few of those. Most of the results will be from manually added criteria for individual apps.

I'm going to create a voluntary tool similar to how you can already report folders that are unknown to SD Maid. Maybe it will even be an extra App, not sure yet. It's a bit more complicated than reporting unknown folders.
That's why i might also not make it directly accessible to every "simple user", I'm already getting spammed with dumb clutter reports, i don't think it will fare any better with these reports.

The cache logic is currently based on reports from my own device as well as a full device scan from +MikeL100 device and additional reports from +AvamanderSalamander and +Markus Birth 

If you want to help, you could send me a full scan of your device. Be aware though that it might contain personal information in the file or folder names. I promise  though that i will treat your data responsibly if you send me a scan.
You can do so by typing into a console:

As root "find /data/data/ > /sdcard/data.log" (rooted devices only)
"find /sdcard/ > /sdcard/sdcard.log" (rooted and unrooted devices)

These commands create a text file with all file and folder names of those locations.
If you mail me those files (support@thedarken.eu), i will use them to find unknown caches and build criteria (currently mostly regex patterns) to target them.
If you already know about specific folders/files of some apps that are used for cache (and are not known as cache, see Explorer in the new version), feel free to tell me :).


You should also start seeing a small bar at the bottom asking you to rate SD Maid. It should have shown in the previous version but i screwed up a value. If you click to rate or click the "X" in either case it should not show again. Please let me know if that works consistently. Thanks to +Nicolas Pomepuy  for this cool widget.

SD Maid should also no longer exclude itself from the CorpseFinder. A lot of people have wrote me about Google Play errors to install the Unlocker due to the app installer/gplay screwing up. It was kinda ironic that SD Maid could help with that but did exclude itself.

I've improved the binary setup for unrooted devices which should fix some issues for a few rare chinese devices as well as fix the database issue on Android L.

I've made some changes to SD Maids global list UI class to fix random issues when operations finish. Issues such as the scroll position not being remembered everytime or the UI not being correctly switched from working to non working state. Please keep an eye on how SD Maid behaves when the operations finish and the data should be shown.

Full changelog:
http://sdmaid.thedarken.eu/changelogbeta

v3.0.3.5 will stay beta, it's not a canidate for production.

Thanks for everyones help to improve upon the last version.
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+Fabio Piatti You can't, "hand picked" by me, i.e.specific folders for a specific apps.

The SystemCleaner already  allows the creation of custom filters if you want to clean a specific folder that is not yet covered.

If it's something that should be covered on all devices by default though, tell me about it and I can maybe add it with a future update :).
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Did anyone try SD Maid on Android L yet?
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If there are no further root related crashes the database issue will be fixed in the next beta already.
Could only test on an unrooted emulator though, but it's good.
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I've released a game, a 2048 clone with a twist.

I talked about the Myo by +Thalmic Labs  before:
https://plus.google.com/116634499773478773276/posts/WVtfHC3E5gx It's a device that makes your arm the input controler.

So this is 2048 playable through the touchscreen or a Myo if you have one.
Some were curious how the Myo performs and its reaction time.
Here is a small demo of my current alpha device:
http://youtu.be/1TGBVyu9Lgs
(Yes i need to work a bit on my camera skills).

I'm aware that most (none?) of you have a Myo (yet?).
But this app is also my first app with ads and an in-app purchase (to remove ads). I also want to collect some experience and knowledge this technology so I'm releasing it before the Myo is commercially available. I'm curious how this works out. Your feedback is welcome.

In an ongoing effort to create more open source software, this app will be open source too. I'm currently still bound by the alpha NDA, once that is lifted the source code will be available on my github account:
https://github.com/d4rken
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+Antoine Dumondel W7? The app requires 4.3+ due to Bluetooth low energy which is necessary for the myo 
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A small tool to check app icon sizes.

Some apps have wrongly sized or placed image resources which can lead to overly large icons being returned by the system when asking for an apps icon.
If apps that display the icons are not prepared for it they use more memory than necessary and in the worst case crash.
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I've been fortunate enough to be part of the Myo alpha program.
If you don't know what a "Myo" is, check out:
https://www.thalmic.com/en/myo/
TL:DR it's an input device made by +Thalmic Labs which you wear on your arm that recognizes movement and hand gestures and connects to your device of choice via bluetooth.

I have some cool app ideas, but wanted to see what kind of app ideas you guys could come up with! Maybe someone has such an awesome idea that i drop everything and work on that :).

So I'm looking for a bit of public brainstorming :).

Btw did any of you preorder one?
The one I've got is an alpha version, I'm really curious how the final version and design will be like.
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v3.0.3.4 has been moved from beta to production.
It fixes a few issues with the Scheduler.

Changelog:
http://sdmaid.thedarken.eu/changelog
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Full rollout.
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Is there still interest in a "one click" screen?
Basicly what the scheduler does, but with a proper UI to display results+progress  and a single button to first scan then clean.

I've toyed with the idea to have SD Maid start on such a screen with a button to leave that view and return to the "advanced view" (normal SD Maid UI).

edit: Which screen you want would be remembered ofc, with an option somewhere in settings or actionbar to return to that screen.
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Cool, can't wait to try it
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Solo projects do not encourage useful commit messages :o.
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Yep :) Looks similar to mine :)
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Small preview :).
The next updates goal is to improve the AppCleaners capabilities.
There are various apps that don't put their cache in the cache folder ಠ_ಠ.

I consider non unique files, that can and are regenerated on demand, without whom the app still works, cache files. The Explorer will once again show SD Maids POV and mark files accordingly.

The whole thing will require a manual database again though, similar to the clutterDB to track missbehaving apps on the sdcard.
There will be an in-app tool to help report these hidden cache files.

I will most likely hide the report functionality with a hidden button or secret setting as I'm already getting enough fucked up clutter reports. I might hide that report tool too and reveal how to access it in the beta community.

Despite lots of awesome reports (Ty +Markus Birth , +MikeL100 , +AvamanderSalamander, Dimitry, Gordon and all other reporters ), i get lots of entries were people just report random files or abuse the dialogs comment field to ask me questions.

That's it for now :) Have a nice weekend everyone!
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+darken sent you the txt files it output. Check your mail
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Currently flashing 4.4.3 to my Nexus5. Is there anything I should know :)?
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+patricia bills Hardware wise I'm not sure. It's smaller and thankfully doesn't come with Samsungs pre-installed bloatware. 
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Just uploaded v3.0.3.4 (334) which fixes the Scheduler reboot issue and touches up the Scheduler UI.

Changelog:
http://sdmaid.thedarken.eu/changelogbeta

I don't expect any issues and this will most likely move into production over the weekend.
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+darken just in time, I need to clean! 
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