Client applet and service incompatible?

I run seaf-cli as a service on my desktop computer (ubuntu 16.04), as explained here:
(only the client part). The idea is to have synchronization running “all the time” and taking into account changes caused by remote (ssh) connections.

Every now and then, I also log in on the computer and run the seafile applet. But then when I log out, the seafile daemon seems to be killed by the applet (which actually makes sense). Is there a way to disable this behaviour and have the daemon running all the time even after closing the applet?

No, the cmd client is different. E.G. You have to put the token or password in a file.