As I am usually complaining about something I thought I would take this chance to dis-complain and add another data-point to the discussion.
The android app works well for me: I run it on a 6P running standard Android 7.1.1 and on a rooted HTC M8 running Cyanogen 11- M12 and multiple Linux/ Kubuntu 14.04 machines.
I have 2 different configuration points to @totoba:
- I always start it manually - not on bootup.
- I don’t try to sync external sd cards. (I have given up on external sdcards on Android, so many apps don’t work with them).
- I don’t sync thousands of files, but I do sync hundreds. Some directories are 4gb of 50-750mb map files.
That said, I don’t really get any crashes (or maybe so few that I don’t notice them). I do sometimes get high cpu and a hot phone but that happens even without Syncthing running. (Still can’t find the cause).
Sometimes I do need to go into the web gui - but I don’t really find it painful. Maybe I’m just used to more pain that @Antony Male