May 28, 2024

OwnCloud 4.0 Features Versioning and Encryption

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ownCloud, a sharing software development plan or open source company data storage, has announced its 4th version. This latest version has many new functions and features. ownCloud had already facilitated synchronization of multidevice data, platform agnostic data contact and sharing open data, and now it has developed versioning and encryption.

A general review

ownCloud version 4 has very attractive additional features and accessories. Some of these are described down here:


When multiple parties are free to share and edit a document, then important data may be accidently deleted. This poses the biggest problem to cover up. But with the use of version 4, you can always find the old files saved even if they were deleted.


A user is allowed to move between the major and backup installations more freely as an encryption application on the ownCloud server encrypts the data and files to the password of the user and also presents a migration or backup feature with it.

Easy to use features

By using a user login, you can upload any file to the ownCloud by simply dragging and dropping it. You do not have to download the ownCloud client for this purpose. The APIs help in the growth of the new applications for ownCloud. There is an option for ‘featured viewer’ for files of open document format (ODF) which helps the users to read such files in the browsers and thus they do not have to download the files to read those. A new application of ownCloud permits the download and installation feature of third party applications.

No time is wasted in the use of ownCloud

The version 4 of ownCloud was released only after 4 months of the release of version 3. This version had the latest text editor based on ACE JavaScript, and offline access was also offered to the documents with the use of Web DAV mounting. The version 2 of ownCloud was released in October 2011. According to the officials, the 5th version will be released in August 2012 after completing the development cycle of three months. This shows that ownCloud is growing and developing rapidly.

ownCloud is a young project as it was launched at a KDE free software developers society event just two years ago in 2010. ownCloud is credited for adding new features furiously in a current posting on ‘ReadWriteWeb’. This shows that ownCloud has taken a step towards maturity. The company has its project coming real and it is discovering the possibility by experimenting the new proposals, designs and abilities. ownCloud takes the open source approach, and thus it rejects all the internal restraints.

Anyhow, like all young companies, ownCloud also has to face a lot of issues. ‘ReadWriteWeb’ has also claimed some rough edges around the main project of ownCloud. These include the instability of the server and the lack of a LAN synchronization option. The basic version of ownCloud is free, so most profit is taken by the third party developers. However, enterprise and business editions of ownCloud are available on paid support. The future of ownCloud seems to be pretty good, but it still is a kid in the race.

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