ownCloud 3 released

Posted by ownCloud GmbH – 30. January 2012

Our labor of love is out today and I know you will share my excitement when you spend a little time with Version 3 of ownCloud.

What’s so exciting?

Well, let me start with the extensive polishing the community has done to the look and feel – and the performance – of the calendar and contact applications. Besides a completely new and more user-friendly web interface, new features include repeating events and automatic time zone detection. The interface of the contacts application is also improved with thumbnails of contact photos, and the option to export address books or single contacts as .vcf files. It is now possible to create, edit or delete multiple address books in ownCloud.

What’s new?

ownCloud Version 3 gives users the unique ability to access and edit documents in multiple ways. Users can access files directly if ownCloud is mounted via WebDAV, access them offline if the file is synced locally with the upcoming syncing client, or access and edit files directly from within a browser with the new text editor.

The browser based text editor supports 35 programming languages for syntax highlighting, keyboard shortcuts, drag and drop text, automatic indent and
outdent, unstructured / user code folding and Live syntax checker (for JavaScript, Coffee and CSS). The editor is based on the ACE JavaScript Editor. The editor supports basic text files. Editing more advanced formats like doc and ODT is planned for future releases.

ownCloud Version 3 supports installation of new third party applications and add-ons directly from a central repository of ownCloud applications. Developers who want to offer new features can upload new ownCloud applications at apps.owncloud.com. ownCloud users can browse and install the new applications directly from within the ownCloud Admin interface. Both users and developers can develop and use this new application store. The system is based on the open collaboration services standard.

ownCloud Version 3 ships with an integrated PDF viewer for convenient viewing and printing of PDFs, even with browsers that don

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