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Storage Chooser !News

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A pretty and simple directory chooser and file picker library for 4.4+ devices. This library was created to be included in OpenGApps App. There are too many storage chooser out there but this one is too materially 😛 . Easy to implement and does not take a lot of your valueable time in setting-up all the other necessary things that every developer seeks, like

  • saving path to sharedPreference
  • event when path is selected and act upon that path
  • and much more.

There are also some really nice features that I thought would come in handy:

  • You show a quick overview of the storages present and their memory available before choosing so that users know which storage to choose.
  • you can choose between sheet and sleek layouts.
  • Inline create folder view (not another dialog to handle)
  • Full localization. I mean literally every strings can be localized to your desired language.
  • Memory thresholding - a restriction or a toast that it shows when user's memory is less than your defined memory of operations.
  • and more will be added soon.


Add this to your root build.gradle file under repositories:

allprojects {
	repositories {
		maven { url "" }

Add this to your app level build.gradle as dependency:


Add this to your file:


Android 10 News

You can currently use this library on Android 10 devices by adding android:requestLegacyExternalStorage="true" to your AndroidManifest.xml. The release of 3.0 was to happen by December 2019 but was put to hold in light of new situations and re-evaluation of what is more important to this library, features? stability? future-ready?.

There is an implementation of SAF going on in inline-3.0 branch and would surface in this release as a breaking change.


In order to save state between orientation, storage-chooser requires you to add this to AndroidManifest.xml activity tag

Before you implement this library here are some notes that you can follow to avoid errors.



  • You have asked for Runtime Permission from the user in the past to avoid read errors.
  • Permissions with "READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" and "WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" is enough for this library to work.
  • This library follows same color scheme as that of the parent app to maintain the aesthetic of the parent app. See the color scheme section below


Simple Type

  • Let's you toggle between inernal/external root directory.
// Initialize Builder
StorageChooser chooser = new StorageChooser.Builder()

// Show dialog whenever you want by;

// get path that the user has chosen
chooser.setOnSelectListener(new StorageChooser.OnSelectListener() {
    public void onSelect(String path) {
        Log.e("SELECTED_PATH", path);

OUTPUT: /storage/emulated/0

Pre-defined Type

  • Let's you append a specific path to the root of internal or external directory.
// --- ADD --

OUTPUT: /storage/emulated/0/Downloads/CodekidLabs

Custom Type

  • Let's your user choose custom directory/file.

Directory Chooser

// --- ADD ---

File Picker

// --- ADD ---

Save directly to preference

// --- ADD ---

Get path from preference

String path = sharedPreferences.getString(DiskUtil.SC_PREFERENCE_KEY,"");

(2.0+) Multiselect

It's already in there you don't need to write any special code for it. Just make sure your type of chooser is of type FILE_PICKER. builder.setType(StorageChooser.FILE_PICKER);

More information


This project is licensed with the Mozilla Public License v2.

In practice, you can use this library as-is, with a notification of it being used. If you make any changes, you are required to publish your changes under a compatible license.


Branch status:

Production Development
master inline-3.0

You can contribute to this library by creating a pull request.


Lets user choose files in internal or external storage with just few lines of code.





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