The Android App file search does not work. It never finds anything
Example If I type “save” and there is a file that has the name “OpenSavedFile.txt” in the current folder, than the App should find it. Currently the search does not find “Open*” or “save”.
I have read a very complicated guide on how the search should work, but I did not understand it, or it is simply not practical for using the app.
The current search may make sense, but couldn’t you implement a further search mode that works intuitively for everyday life?
Such a feature is quite important, especially with many file entries.
If you have a file OpenSavedFile.txt you have two options to find the file. If you go to Cryptomator settings and disable Search using glob pattern (default is disabled) under Search it is a “starts with” search. It should find this file when you enter e.g. Open or OpenS. If you activate the Search using glob pattern option, you can e.g. enter Open.* or .*Save.*. The . stands for all characters and the * for any amount of this type.
Confusing is, that the option is called glob pattern but follows regular expressions.
Thanks for your explanations. That helps me once.
For the “normal” user this is not entirely understandable. And it is case-sensitive. To do this, I have to know exactly the spelling of the file name. And I have to use characters like “.” and “*”. On a smartphone that is not comfortable.
Wouldn’t it be better if there was a search mode that case-insensitive and always searches for a text part.
i. e.: I write save and the file OpenSaveFile.txt is found.
Would such a feature have a chance of being implemented in the Android App?
That is why it is disabled and the default search pattern “uses” start with case-insensitive. Regex by definition is case-sensitive but more for advanced users for powerful queries. Your suggestion isn’t bad, maybe we can implement a third search algorithm. Just wrote this request and will add your suggestion into this issue too https://github.com/cryptomator/android/issues/353
A search with .*book.* only finds files like “Mybook” or “Yourbook” but not “TheirBook” - because the search is case sensitive by default (I think). I’ve tried to use .*book.*/i but this does’nt work - is there any suggestion to search case insensitive?
I assume you have downloaded the Cryptomator app from the Playstore. If you want, you can join our testers, as we released version 1.7.0-beta1 yesterday, which supports the improved search feature: Inloggen - Google Accounts
Google is currently still verifying this version, but it should be available today or tomorrow.