Smart Cloud Storage

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About this app

Smart Cloud Storage (SCS) automates storage management on your smartphone.
If you run out of storage, it automatically outsources files to make room for new ones. When you need outsourced files back, SCS re-downloads them immediately.

SCS moves your data to and from the cloud (Google Drive), thus effectively increasing the total storage space of your phone.

SCS offers you a Drop folder to move files easily from your desktop computer to your phone, making MTP obsolete.

There has been a lot of confusion about what actually happens to files and a lot of people fear to lose their files. If you do too, please read on and let me explain, what SCS does with your files:

1) SCS uploads all the files it is allowed (those in the watched folders, which you control) to a Google server (Google Drive).
When you create a new file, it is also uploaded. When you delete a file on your phone, it is deleted on Google Drive too. This creates a live backup of all your files, which can come in handy anyway.
2) Now, when you run out of storage (meaning you go below the "Keep Free Minimum" defined in the "Storage Overview" of the app's settings), SCS shows you a notification, a so-called "Space Alert".
If you click on this notification, SCS will give you a list of files it thinks would be good to outsource (files you did not use in a long time, for example). Only files that are online on Google Drive are displayed here. So files displayed to you exist both offline and online.
If (and only IF!) you click on outsource, the contents of these files will be overwritten with 0 bytes. This makes room for new files on your phone, while still holding on to the version of the file that is online on Google Drive.
3) As soon as you or any application try to open an outsourced file, this file is re-downloaded to your phone.

Does SCS delete files on my phone?
No, SCS does not delete any files on your phone EVER. It merely overwrites local files with 0 bytes, if and only if this file is backed up.

Does SCS delete files online?
SCS only deletes files in the cloud, if you delete a file locally or if you unwatch a folder/file type. Before it deletes the file, SCS checks if this file is actually an outsourced file (a file that is not on your phone anymore). If yes, the file is first downloaded and only then deleted online (so it still exists on your phone).

A file is only deleted from the cloud (Google Drive) if it exists locally (on your phone). A file is only deleted locally (from your phone) if it exists in the cloud (Google Drive).

If you are using the uninstall guide, please make sure to finish the downloads before you uninstall the application.
Updated on
Aug 29, 2020

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Files and docs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

493 reviews
Salar Zeynali
May 6, 2020
I'm rating the app 5 stars as for it's simplicity and usability and the point that the dev has released it for free without any ads. But unfortunately I'm going to uninstall it as it doesn't support using sdcard. This is a big shortage for an online storage and syncing app and to be honest I can't believe it! I'm going to watch this app for updates and if this problem gets solved I'll be one of it's loyal users as I liked it very much.
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A Google user
March 31, 2019
good for freeing space but not as smart as i thought the app as active cloud able...means it should have option to retrive each and every deleted file, in memory free up, to device if space frees up by deleting datas that are not backed up by this app e.g. app data and app...other than the drop folder facility which is fair for giving it exact old location but it should be clarified for this function...Also backup is very slow for even files in kb sizes...Thank you
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