Nextcloud GmbH has announced the immediate availability of the Nextcloud Desktop Client v3.0. This new release marks the availability of the company’s end-to-end encryption technology across its mobile and desktop clients and the introduction of a new user interface with a deeper integration of Nextcloud Hub in the desktop experience of users.
The new interface for the desktop client makes Talk and other apps on the Nextcloud server easier to access for desktop users. A click on the icon in the system tray pops up a new menu, showing a list of events on the server with on top user account information, a link to Files, Talk and a button that brings a list of other apps.
From the list of server activity, users can directly access the sharing settings of a file. In the file manager, a right-click on a document now gives the option to edit directly in the online office document editor in Nextcloud.
To augment the existing storage and in-transit encryption options, Nextcloud said it introduced production ready end-to-end encryption to its clients.
The desktop client and mobile clients offer a per-folder capability to enable local encryption whereby all files as well as their names and metadata are securely encrypted. Advanced key handling with Cryptographic Identity Protection in the form of server signed certificates facilitates easily adding new devices, the company said.
The end-to-end encryption is supported in the latest releases of our Android and iOS Files clients as well as the desktop client v3.