This guide serves as an introduction to the RushFiles Android client and its functionalities.
In this article:
Android 11.0 and above
2) Download and installation
The app with the default RushFiles branding is available here or by searching for "RushFiles" in Google Play.
Once you have downloaded and installed the app, tap the RushFiles app on the home screen of your device.
First, you will have to log in with your RushFiles credentials. After login, you need to either opt-in or opt-out of sending crash reports to us. Opting in helps us discover the cause of application crashes and make it easier for us to improve the application.
NOTE: On some Android 8 systems, the option is enabled by default. In case you are affected and you wish to opt out, please toggle "Crash Reports" off in Settings > Profile.
If you've forgotten your password, you can request a password reset mail by tapping on "Forgot your password?". Use the link in the mail you received within 24 hours to set a new password.
Once you are logged in, you will see a list of shares available to you.
4) Share List
The Share List is the place where you can access and upload files. Each share has a storage indicator, showing you how much space files from that share occupy on your device, and the total size of all files available to you in that share.
4.1) File operations
Tapping a share will allow you to browse it.
Press the + button to upload a file either from your device, or by taking a picture or video with your camera, or to create a new folder.
Additionally, any file on your device can be uploaded to the cloud by Sharing it from Files to RushFiles.
To Delete, Rename, Lock/Unlock, Open the file with an external app, or Download it to a folder outside of RushFiles, tap the ... button. You can also create a public link for, enable/disable the always available feature on the file, or see its details in this menu. There are similar options for folders as well.
4.2) File preview and playback
Tapping a file will download it and depending on its type, the following will happen:
- Image files will be opened.
- Audio and video files will start playback.
- Documents will be shown a preview as a pdf document.
Supported extensions: ".one", ".ppt", ".pot", ".pps", ".pptx", ".potx", ".ppsx", ".odp", ".pptm",".rtf", ".htm", ".html", ".xhtml", ".mhtml", ".txt", ".doc", ".dox", ".xml", ".flatOpc", "odt", ".ooxml", ".ods", ".tab delimeted", ".csv", ".spreadSheetMl", ".xls", ".xlsm", ".xlsx", ".xlsb",".ccitt", ".emf", ".exif", ".icon", ".ico", ".memorybmp", ".memoryunpacked", ".tiff", ".tif", ".wmf", ".docx", ".vdw", ".vdx", ".vsd", ".vsdx", ".vss", ".vst", ".vsx", ".vtx" .
Please note that other than pdf, image, audio and video files, all other listed types require internet connection to show a preview.
All other filetypes or extensions not listed above cannot be opened or shown a preview for, but they can be downloaded to your device and shared to a compatible app.
Files of any type can be shared to other apps that can open them with the share icon in the bottom-left corner.
4.3) Status icons
|Standard share up-to-date|
|Subfolder share up-to-date|
|Share being updated|
|The folder is also a subfolder share. This is only shown when you have Read rights to the subfolder share's parent, and Write or Owner rights to the subfolder share itself.|
|No icon||File is not downloaded or synchronized|
|Download in progress|
|Upload in progress|
|File is cached (downloaded or uploaded and takes up storage on your device).|
|File or Folder is always available.|
If you need to find a file quickly, use the search bar on the top of the screen. Search results are returned across all shares and it is available as long as you are in the Share List.
4.5) List and Grid views
You can choose to display files in a list view, or in a grid view. The list view show more file details, while the grid view shows image thumbnails. Please note that switching to grid view will automatically download all images in that folder if they are not already cached.
The contents of folders can be sorted ascending/descending by Name, Date and File type. Tap the current sorting filter in the top-left corner to cycle through the options. Folders will always be displayed before files.
4.7) Selection mode
To select multiple items, tap the checkmark button next to the grid/list view button in the top-right corner. Tap individual files to add them to the selection or tap select all to select everything.
Tapping the Settings button in the bottom menu will bring you to the app settings.
Tap either the Edit button or any field to change your name, title, phone number, or to add/change/remove your profile picture.
Tap Activate Pincode to protect your login with a pin code. You'll be required to input it every time you open the app.
You can also enable or disable Crash Reports on this page.
In this menu, you can set how long files should be kept cached on your device, and clear the local cache completely.
In the backup tab, you can choose to keep a safety copies of your images and videos. First, select a folder on RushFiles where you want to keep this backup, then choose whether you want to copy your images, videos, or both of them backed up.
Tap this button to log out from the app. All cached data will be erased by doing this.
Uninstall the app like you would uninstall any other app from your device.
This can be done either through Google Play, the Settings menu, or by tapping and holding the app icon on your home screen.