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why are files from android.apps not opened directly with native documents.app

asked 2014-04-12 13:46:28 +0300

domnk gravatar image

updated 2017-02-15 15:17:24 +0300

p_pahare gravatar image


i am really getting annoyed about the unfinished - let's call it - ecosystem.

why do i have to install an android doc-viewer - e.g. document viewer via f-droid - to view e-mail attachments? sailfish documents app is not opened directly when i want to view these files. and i have to use an android mail client k9mail, because the native mail.app can't handle the certificates…… After installing a second app to do the same - the android app - it works.

in short: why can't native apps work together with android app?

and to leave the mail client and switch to the native document.app after downloading the file is not an option. that just sucks.

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answered 2017-02-15 15:21:02 +0300

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Feature Request: Reopening this Question as the feature isnt released yet. Please add support for opening native documents app directly from android apps for all supported files like pdf, doc , etc

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Oops! I thought you wanted documents to open with android apps ... please ignore the rest of this comment. ~~~~I won't downvote this but I don't like this idea - we need more native Sailfish apps. And so documents should open with built-in native apps by default. It would be better to offer suggestions on why the native builtin app doesn't suit your need so that it can be improved ...~~~~

sifartech ( 2017-02-16 04:17:41 +0300 )edit
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