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by Matthew Richards

posted on Thursday, October 31st, 2013

posted in Community

As many of you have probably seen, we just recently launched an Alpha of ownCloud 6 Community Edition. We didn't include many specifics on the features, so I thought I'd delve a little bit into one feature today -- with more to come.

Chances are if you are sharing a file with someone inside your ownCloud, you want them to know the folder or file is shared with them and it is time to start collaborating. Until now, shared files and folders simply appeared in the Shared directory, a rather inconspicuous notification and one easy to overlook. At the same time, we also know that not everyone wants an email every time about what files and folders are shared with them, they just want them to work.

With ownCloud 6 we have solved this - by adding the email notification option to the Share dialog. When a file or folder is shared with a user or group, the owner sharing the files selects which user(s) and groups to send notification emails to. The groups and user(s) then receive an email with the relevant share information, and they know the file has been shared with them. Simple, clean and easy.

Welcome to ownCloud 6 -- more feature delving to come. Feel free to request a feature you want to know more about!

8 Comments on this post:

  1. I think we need:
    – mobile web version.
    – PDC server

  2. Adam

    This is good news.
    Is the email message editable? This would really be handy.

    In addition, we SO badly would like to see a custom email messages when sharing the link over email to the outside world.
    After clicking share with link, populate another checkbox ‘Notes’, then extend the popup window with a multi-line input box and post those notes through on email when sharing.

    It would be a really hand feature 🙂

    • Holger

      Thanks for the feedback, noted. Genereally of course you would be very welcome as a paying ownCloud Enterprise Edition subscription customer!

  3. where can i get the PHP file?

  4. Nasir

    My most concern is users,groups management , features ,
    and groups collaboration between users , viewers and we would like to change logo or icon on desktop or mobile devices

  5. Vijayalakshmi

    Hi, Is it possible to modify my uploaded data in the group? If so, Can the uploaded file be prevented from modification?
    I mean, how my data be prevented from modification of others in the group?

  6. Karol

    Hi, how do I enable email notifications when the content of a shared directory has changed? For example when I share a directory, there is currently an email being sent. But when I upload a new file to that directory, it just says, that the file is shared in the Directory, but no notification is being sent. This is kind of stupid, who wants to monitor constantly all his shared directories for content changes?


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