I am pleased to announce the release of RCX 1.12.
RCX is a rclone-based file manager for Android. With RCX, your cloud remotes are available in a convenient user interface. Most of the rclone features are only a button tap away, and we are continuously working on integrating new functionality.
If you already know RCX, you may have noticed that this is the first update after a longer pause. We have prioritized maintenance work and will release new features as smaller updates as they come. However, we still managed to include some major improvements.
Reading/writing third party SAF providers (Termux, Seafile, NTFS USB by Paragon, etc.).
With this improvement, you can directly access your files stored in those apps. Since this feature is still in testing, you'll need to enable "SAF Client Preview" in the settings.
Note: Due to a packaging error in v1.12.0, this will only work in v1.12.1 and later.
Our own SAF provider. For Android users without root access, SAF is the Google-sanctioned feature to allow other apps on your device to access your remotes (i.e. fuse equivalent). Unfortunately, SAF support is not (yet) very widespread and implementations differ from app to app. We have added compatibility info to the RCX documentation.
You'll need to enable this feature ("Content Provider Preview") in the settings. When other apps are using the provider, a notification may appear. Without this notification, Android will stop/crash RCX. If your system needs resources and RCX is currently not in use, the notification (and RCX) will close automatically.
Multiple Languages. Most RCX users are not from English speaking countries, and only know English as a second language. If RCX has a translation for your language available, it will automatically display any text in your local language. You can customize this in the settings. We have a Crowdin page where you can support the translation effort.
F-Droid availability. After a lot of discussions and debugging, RCX is available in the main F-Droid repo. Many thanks to the F-Droid contributors Licaon_Kter and Izzy who helped to set up the complicated build configuration for a full source build.
Rclone v1.55.1. We're making a giant leap from v1.51.0, and all the new improvements from rclone are finally available.
Removal of Firebase/GMS. The app is now 100% open source on all editions.
You can download RCX directly from GitHub, Google Play or F-Droid.
You can report issues by creating a new issue on GitHub (Please check out the known issues as well as previous issues before posting). You can of course also comment under this announcement.
- The "Bug Report" session does not work yet (rcx #93).
- On certain phones, energy-saving features can cause the SAF content provider to get stuck in a semi-dead state, or display that no remotes are configured (when in fact they are). In that case, you may attempt to resolve this by force-closing RCX and then retrying.
You can also download the previous stable version from GitHub, Google Play and F-Droid (update pending!).