Android client seems to have changed download location making all interaction with other apps impossible

Hello,

Seadroid changed downloading files from /Seafile to /Android/data/com.seafile.seadroid2 in some of the previous releases. This changes things drastically since files in the /Android/data directory cannot be accessed from other applications by principle! Therefore files stored in Seafile can’t be viewed/edited/used trough other apps in android (the exception being exporting files which can’t be done with directories or directory trees).
This is a big problem for me, because I need to download whole directories in Android and then access them through external apps (e.g. my scientific literature library).

Proposed solution:
Please change the default directory to /Android/media/com.seafile.seadroid2 or /Seafile or even better give the user the freedom to choose.

Thanks for your help!
With kind regards
Raphael

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Noticed the same. This is indeed an issue. You can downgrade to 2.2.31 which was the last fully working version, at least for me.