With more than eight million customer contracts, IONOS is the leading European provider of cloud infrastructure, cloud services and hosting services. IONOS is Europe’s largest cloud and hosting provider and number two in the world! Nextcloud has teamed up with IONOS to offer users increased digital sovereignty: control over their data.
“Data sovereignty is an essential requirement for many customers when using cloud services to protect trade secrets. This applies to customers from the public sector as well as the private sector,” explains Frank Karlitschek, CEO of Nextcloud. Achim Weiß, CEO of IONOS, adds: “As German providers, IONOS and Nextcloud guarantee their users the sovereignty over their data – we rule out access by third parties as permitted by the US CLOUD Act. Our cooperation therefore gives Nextcloud customers the legal security they need”.
Nextcloud customers can use their data and applications on the IONOS infrastructure, allowing them to customize and add additional functionality under full control.
Both IONOS and Nextcloud are headquartered in Germany and are therefore subject to German legislation alone. Users therefore receive maximum protection against access based on the US CLOUD Act.
In addition, the two companies rely on open source and thus differ from the major US providers. “The consistent use of open standards ensures transparency. Anyone can view the code at any time, check it for security gaps and change it if necessary. Moreover, only on an open source basis is it easy to link data and applications with other systems,” emphasizes Achim Weiß.
In the coming months, the two companies want to further deepen their partnership and promote greater data sovereignty awareness. “Many companies and government agencies are putting much of their data in the hands of cloud providers from the USA. Nextcloud and IONOS want to work together to raise awareness of the fact that sensitive data in particular is better off with European providers,” says Achim Weiß.
Further information is available at: ionos.de/enterprise-cloud/nextcloud
New generation of leading content collaboration platform integrates office document editing and collaboration apps, introduces workflows, rich work spaces, file locking and more
During a keynote presentation in Berlin, Nextcloud CEO Frank Karlitschek announced the availability of a new product from Nextcloud. Nextcloud Hub is the first completely integrated on-premises content collaboration platform on the market, ready for a new generation of users who expect seamless online collaboration capabilities out of the box.
Nextcloud Hub 18 brings the following improvements to millions of Nextcloud users:
Watch these videos for an overview of what Nextcloud Hub can do for you!
Nextcloud Hub offers the most advanced on-premises collaboration platform complete with audio/video chat, real-time collaborative document editing, mail, calendar and contact management. Get started now!
Nextcloud 17 users can just upgrade as usual to 18, we encourage you to install the new and improved apps like Talk, Calendar, Mail, ONLYOFFICE and more. You will get notified of this recommendation on upgrade! As usual, upgrades only start to roll out after we’ve waited for initial feedback on the release, and roll-out is incremental so it can take a while until it is your turn. You can always update immediately by changing to the beta release channel, which serves 18.0.0 right now, and move back after the update!
When logging into Nextcloud you are immediately greeted by Workspaces. With Workspaces you can bring context to your folders, adding notes and even todo lists and links to files on top. This is great to coordinate with your team, making sure everyone knows what a particular folder is for. The best part: Workspaces are also available on mobile!
Nextcloud Files also introduces a new, more responsive sidebar with a number of improvements. It shows other users who have access to a file, even if it is nested deep in a shared folder, and proposes a secure password you can use for a password protected share.
Accepting incoming shares is now possible, and in the sharing settings you can choose to transfer ownership of a folder to another user.
Last but not least, Nextcloud Files introduces file locking, to prevent conflicts with colleagues who are trying to edit the same files as you do. Of course with the office documents and text files in which you take notes, you can conveniently edit with others in real time, but sometimes you have to download a file to make local changes and upload it again. Simply choose ‘lock file’ in the 3-dot menu and the file will be locked until you unlock it. You can see who locked other files, and of course ping them on Talk or in the comments if you want to know why!
Flow makes it easy to automate repetitive, boring tasks. For example, let’s say you are a sales person and send quotes as PDF. You set up a flow that turns documents into a PDF when you add a tag, say ‘to-pdf’. Or, say you want to put a message in your teams’ chat room when a partner uploads files in a specific folder.
Apps can include flow elements like triggers or actions, and separate flow apps can be build. If you’re interested in building for flow, check https://nextcloud.com/developer for documentation!
The first third party app that has flow integration is the Data Analytics app by developer Marcel ‘Rello’ Scherello. This application is designed to turn data into reports, tracking and analyzing data which can be imported through an API. Data Analytics provides modular datasources, a realtime or storage backend and flexibile visualization. Its flow integration allows it to monitor files for updates or act on other events on Nextcloud.
A video of Data analytics in action:
The wiki page about Data Analytics and Flow:
Editing office documents is a basic feature users expect from a online collaboration solution. Nextcloud is proud to be the first on-premises content collaboration platform to feature out-of-the-box, Microsoft Office compatible document editing through ONLYOFFICE.
With its latest release also comes improved integration, with our sidebar available so you can easily share, comment or look at older versions of the document you are working on.
ONLYOFFICE’s community edition is installed by default on a new Nextcloud installation. For users who already run Nextcloud, installing it requires just one click – like all Nextcloud apps! No need for docker containers, web server configuration or other complications.
A brand new image gallery makes finding, browsing and sharing your images easier than ever before.
Photos shows you a timeline of your photos. In the left sidebar you can find your favorites and tagged photos. You can also find pictures in all the albums you have access to, including pictures people shared with you and external storage.
We should also mention Locations which uses the Maps app. This shows where pictures are taken on the world map!
Nextcloud Hub, introduces a much refined interface rewrite of our popular Calendar app. This major release brings many user interface improvements as well as some basic feature enhancements like advanced recurrence, a busy-view for meeting planning and resource booking and more. Calendar 2.0 now has integrated Talk rooms, allowing users to add a chat and video call to a meeting.
Nextcloud Hub marks the introduction of Nextcloud Mail 1.0. This release introduces the ability toe extract travel information from emails. Mails from airlines or train companies will be accompanied with an easy overview of your travel plans and the trip can be easily added to the Calendar.
The 1.0 release marks a large improvement for Mail, with full support for rich text mails, improved account handling, signatures and more. Version 1.1 is already scheduled for early February and will introduce improved caching and threaded mail view.
Talk 18 features a rewritten user interface with a focus on improving the chat experience of users. A few highlights:
To prevent accidental clicks, Talk will warn you during a call that navigating away from the page will end the call.
Besides the direct improvements to Talk it is worth noting the benefits from integration with Flow and the Calendar.
As always – this has been a big release, with many improvements! And it would not have been possible without the help of our amazing community. Thank you all!!!
All the awesome, fresh new features of Nextcloud Hub (Nextcloud 18) have been made available today and some of them come to your Android client as well!
The 3.10.0 version of the Nextcloud Android client is out, bringing new functionalities and more than 150 fixes & improvements to the users. If your phone hasn’t updated yet, get the updates on Google Play or F-Droid!
Note: This release will be available on Fdroid after up to 24 hours.
Find out more details and the full changelog here.
The latest Nextcloud server release, introduces rich workspaces, which are available also on the Android client. This is a new feature that allows you to embed text above a folder view. You can describe what that folder is about, what kind of files it contains, the nature of the files on that folder or anything that is useful for the other users to know.
Note: This feature is available for servers that are running Nextcloud 18 (or newer).
This improvement makes it possible to click links even on a downloaded markdown file when you access it locally on your mobile, enabling full access the content of your files!
Markdown files are an easy way of taking meeting notes with your colleagues, drafting a new proposal during a team call, writing down some quick ideas or thoughts etc. After structuring the text with basic formatting in a human readable way you usually have to get back to it, maybe on the go, edit it again on your mobile and have full access on the content of that file. Maybe you need to share it with other people that will access it on their mobile. Or you might even need to create a complete new text file quickly using your mobile client.
Many syntax highlighting for markdown preview, in read mode only, became supported on the Nextcloud Android client 3.9.0.
With the new updates brought in this release you will be able to create new text files on your mobile and edit text on new or existing text files.
Collaboration on the go gets easier every time!
Note: This featuress are available for servers that are running Nextcloud 18 (or newer).
Nextcloud 3.10.0 for Android brings improved view of auto-upload items, based on your own preferences! When auto-uploaded folders and files are too many they can create a visual mess sometimes, depending on your auto upload settings. Now, it’s up to you to choose how you want them to be displayed!
You can choose whether to show or hide auto-upload folders:
The dark theme becomes available in the Nextcloud Android client 3.10.0!
Enabling the dark mode while using your devices enhances visual ergonomics and reduces eye strain. It adjusts the screen colours according to current light conditions, providing more comfort at night or in dark environments.
Of course many fixes, refinements and features are being made regularly and older versions of Nextcloud are not supported. If you run an outdated, unsupported Nextcloud, the Android app will warn you of the risks. Nextcloud 13 is the oldest release that will work with this version of our app and you will get a warning if you are still running Nextcloud 15 or older. We strongly recommend private users to upgrade their Nextcloud servers.
As companies sometimes have to use older versions, Nextcloud offers long term support. Contact our sales team for more information on this.
A big thanks goes to all the awesome members of our community that regularly help us make Nextcloud better, by translating Nextcloud to other languages or reporting and fixing issues!
Would you like to contribute to our Android app too? Check out all you need to know here.
We appreciate your feedback! If you’d like to share your comments with us, continue the discussion in our forums. What’s the best thing about the Nextcloud Android client so far?