Nextcloud, the fully open source, on-premises team productivity platform, has announced major improvements for the third release of Nextcloud Hub. Nextcloud Hub 3 has a major focus on digital wellbeing. It introduces a fresh design that gives users more room for personalisation and better accessibility, a number of features that help filter the digital noise of the modern work space and features that facilitate quick and easy access to the data users need.
The 2.0 release introduces a new design and much improved performance, plus AI-powered automatic face and object recognition, Albums for collaboration with other users, Nice public link view of Albums, Built-in photo uploader and also an advanced, built-in photo editor with filters and common edit operations. Object recognition uses a neural network that runs on the server, and does not send any data to third parties.
Finally, the team updated clustering support to enable wider deployment in large scale enterprise environments. Mail 2.0 debuts a much-improved performance and updated user interface with easily accessible quick actions, mail content preview in the sidebar, a streamlined account setup wizard and integrated support for replying to calendar invitations.
The Contacts app introduces an organisational chart view. The organisation chart is built automatically from the “manager” property in the address book and shows user name, avatar and job title, plus the reporting organisation. Security is a key concern for Nextcloud users. This release comes with improvements to our server-side and end-to-end encryption technologies.
Nextcloud Hub 3 is now available as release candidate and the final release is expected later this month.