SDCard Watcher

SDCard Watcher


SDCard Watcher is a tool to help you identify the apps cluttering your storage with obscure directories.

Ever wanted to know which game created that strange save directory?

Unsure which directories are from uninstalled apps, and which ones you should still keep?

For appholics installing lots of apps, SDCard Watcher is an invaluable tool to keeping the storage clean.

SDCard Watcher runs a background service that monitors the SDCard base directory (or any directory) for changes. When a new file is added, it makes a note of what app was currently running in the foreground at the time.

The background service utilizes the kernel's inotify feature, and therefore uses virtually no resources.

NOTE: Since the app can only identify what was running in the foreground at the time, it cannot correctly identify new files from background apps - instead the foreground app will be blamed.

NOTE: If the app doesn't seem to be detecting changes on the sdcard, try enabling notification icon in the settings to help keep the service alive.

Source code now available!
https://github.com/desaster/sdcardwatcher

Recent changes:
New in 1.1:

- Added file and folder icons in the file browser
- File browser now sorts files alphabetically
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Free
77
3.9
User ratings
32
Installs
5,000+
Concerns
0
File size
58 kb
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About SDCard Watcher
SDCard Watcher is a tool to help you identify the apps cluttering your storage with obscure directories.

Ever wanted to know which game created that strange save directory?

Unsure which directories are from uninstalled apps, and which ones you should still keep?

For appholics installing lots of apps, SDCard Watcher is an invaluable tool to keeping the storage clean.

SDCard Watcher runs a background service that monitors the SDCard base directory (or any directory) for changes. When a new file is added, it makes a note of what app was currently running in the foreground at the time.

The background service utilizes the kernel's inotify feature, and therefore uses virtually no resources.

NOTE: Since the app can only identify what was running in the foreground at the time, it cannot correctly identify new files from background apps - instead the foreground app will be blamed.

NOTE: If the app doesn't seem to be detecting changes on the sdcard, try enabling notification icon in the settings to help keep the service alive.

Source code now available!
https://github.com/desaster/sdcardwatcher

Recent changes:
New in 1.1:

- Added file and folder icons in the file browser
- File browser now sorts files alphabetically

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A Google User
Jun 12, 2014
Worthless, I couldn't see it doing anything. Actually slowed my phone down a lot. Had to uninstall.
A Google User
Mar 9, 2013
José A. "250912...tryout...thanks..."090313"
A Google User
Mar 9, 2013
José A. "250912...tryout...thanks..."090313"
A Google User
Feb 2, 2013
Good concept, but not work. SGS3, tested, nothing logged.
A Google User
Nov 18, 2012
Perfect Now I when I clean up my SD card I know exactly what I'm deleting. Would be nice to be able to exclude a specific file from the toast notifications (I use an app that deletes and recreate the same file often in a folder that I otherwise want SD Watcher to monitor)