Blog | Getting started

How to get started, Part 2: The Web App

This is the second post in a series meant to get you up to speed. You'll learn how to use ownCloud right in your browser.

By ownCloud

About this guide: This is the second post in a series meant to get you up to speed. You’ll learn how to use ownCloud right in your browser.

All posts on Getting started:

1. How to personalize your account
2. How to use the Web App
3. How to use the Desktop App
4. How to use the Mobile App
4a. Special features on iPhone and iPad
5. How to create Public Links
6. How to create Public Upload Folders
7. How to install the Appliance
8. Mail links instead of attachments

Congratulations! Your organization is now using ownCloud to sync and share files – and do so much more.

Bildschirmfoto 2020 03 27 um 07.56.19

View your files and folders

To get going without additional preparations, ownCloud includes a fully featured Web App that works great in any common and up-to-date browser. To access it, just enter your organizations ownCloud URL in the address bar and hit return. It defaults to a list view of all the files and folders you are authorized to access. From there, you can download files and tag, mark, share or delete them.

Bildschirmfoto 2020 03 27 um 07.59.14

Collaborate in real time

If your organization uses one of our enterprise bundles or ownCloud.online, you can open your documents, spreadsheets and presentations right there in a secure office suite right within your browser.

Bildschirmfoto 2020 03 27 um 10.12.30

Shortcuts make finding files easier

In the left sidebar below “All files”, you would find the files you previously marked as your Favorites. Below, there are menu items to point you towards files others have shared with you, files you shared with colleagues as well as files you shared by sending out a link respectively. If you choose to organize your files by taxonomy, you can also access your files filtered by your tags via this sidebar.

Next up: Getting started with the Desktop App. Appears on Monday, April 6th.

ownCloud

March 31, 2020

Ready to see what’s next?

Having trouble viewing or submitting this form?

Contact Us

We care about protecting your data. Here’s our Privacy Policy.

Read now:

Welcome to the Infinite Scale Beta!

Welcome to the Infinite Scale Beta!

What a moment for ownCloud and our community! The very first beta version of Infinite Scale, the new cloud-native data platform developed by ownCloud, is available as of today!

read more
Comprehensive Encryption: Keeping sensitive data safe from prying eyes

Comprehensive Encryption: Keeping sensitive data safe from prying eyes

Cyber security is an area of burgeoning concern across the digital world. Over the last several years, companies, governments and individual users are grappling with an alarming increase in the variety and frequency of cybercrimes and threats. This calls for enhanced cybersecurity initiatives and high-end automation efforts to safeguard sensitive data from being illegally accessed, disrupted or disabled.

read more