ownCloud Community Edition 5.0 Officially Launched

The latest version of ownCloud can be downloaded from Softpedia

By on March 14th, 2013 14:13 GMT

ownCloud, an open source secure file sync and share software, announced the release of its latest community edition, giving users a customizable and secure way to host their own cloud file sync and share.

The ownCloud Community edition is developed with the help of the community, as the name implies. It comes with a multitude of new features, such as a Deleted Files app, improved apps management, and a refreshed design.

“Another great effort by the community and ownCloud employees has produced a fantastically feature-rich, quality ownCloud edition.

”The ownCloud project has always been about providing people with the easiest, safest way to sync their files across multiple devices and share them with friends, family and colleagues. This latest effort adds and improves some great features, while significantly enhancing quality and user experience,” said Frank Karlitschek, founder and CTO, ownCloud.

Highlights of ownCloud 5.0:

• Users can now view content in a simplified and redesigned interface, with the main web navigation panel now clearly differentiated from in-app navigations;
• Restore accidently deleted files and folders and manually delete sensitive files, while the system now automatically cleans up older files depending on age and used space;
• Find files stored by name — and now by content — with a new Lucene-based full text search engine app;
• Scan uploaded files using Clam AV, preventing the potential for automated distribution of infected files;
• Create display names for users and administrators, simplifying the collaborative experience;
• Access and share photos with friends and family with an improved and streamlined user interface, which also includes a slideshow feature;
• Easily mark events as confidential or public with a simplified user interface that gives users more control, including support for classes;
• Sync faster with dramatically improved sync performance between the desktop clients due to significantly reduced server overhead communications.

Check the official announcement for a complete list of improvements and changes.

Download ownCloud Community Edition 5.0 right now from Softpedia.

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