ownCloud Desktop and Android Client Updates

Today, we published an update to the ownCloud Android client which introduces improved file upload handling and UI improvements; and an update to the ownCloud Desktop client bringing updated HiDPI support, networking improvements and better syncing. Get your updates now and keep your data safely at home! Android Changes The most notable improvements in the […]

Android client showing share dialog

Android client

Today, we published an update to the ownCloud Android client which introduces improved file upload handling and UI improvements; and an update to the ownCloud Desktop client bringing updated HiDPI support, networking improvements and better syncing. Get your updates now and keep your data safely at home!

Android Changes

The most notable improvements in the Android client are related to handling file uploads. Thanks to hard work by several community members, some changes were merged which help avoid file duplication and when uploading files, users can choose how to deal with duplication. Other changes were made to the user interface, allowing different views to be selected per folder (grid or list) and some visual improvements related to Material Design. The share dialog now allows you to determine what permissions to give to the people you share with. And last but not least, a battery drain issue has been resolved.

The full Android client change log:

  • Set and edit permissions on internal shared data
  • Instant uploads: avoid file duplications, set policy in app settings
  • Control duplication of files uploaded via ‘Upload’ button
  • Select view mode: either list or grid per folder
  • More Material Design: buttons and checkboxes
  • Fixed battery drain in automatic synchronization
  • Security fixes related to passcode
  • Wording fixes

Grab the latest Android client from the Play store. Find other stores here.

Desktop Client Changes

The desktop client will now work better on high resolution screens and the overlay icons in various file managers have received some improvements.  Network handling was improved and users can now change the upload chunk size if needed in the configuration file.

ownCloud Desktop Client in action

Desktop Client


The full Desktop Client change log:

  • UI improvements for HiDPI screens, error messages, RTL languages
  • Fix occurences of “Connection Closed” when a new unauthenticated TCP socket is used
  • Fix undeliberate WiFi scanning done by Qt Network classes
  • Several fixes/improvements to the sharing dialog
  • Several fixes/improvements to the server activity tab
  • Create the directory when using –confdir and it does not exist
  • Windows Overlay icons: Fix DLL and icon oddities
  • Mac Overlay icons: Don’t install legacy Finder plugin on >= 10.10
  • Linux Overlay icons: Nemo plugin
  • Overlay icons: Fix several wrong icon state computations
  • Allow changeable upload chunk size in owncloud.cfg
  • Crash fixes on account deletion
  • Forget password on explicit sign-out
  • OS X: Fix the file system watcher ignoring unicode paths (#4424)
  • Windows Installer: Update to NSIS 2.50, fixes possible DLL injection
  • Sync Engine: .lnk files
  • Sync Engine: symlinked syn directories
  • Sync Engine: Windows: Fix deleting and replacing of read-only files (#4308, #4277)
  • Sync Engine: Fixes for files becoming directories and vice versa (#4302)
  • Misc other fixes/improvements

Get the new client for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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