What files, tasks and chat sessions belong to a specific customer project? Nextcloud 16 introduces a feature that helps you and your team relate information across Nextcloud applications: Projects, which allow users to link different types of information together and quickly find related data.
As this release brings so many improvements, we’ve written 4 other blogs with more details about the main features:
- Nextcloud 16 introduces machine learning based security and usability features, ACL permissions and cross-app projects
- Nextcloud 16 becomes smarter with Machine Learning for security and productivity
- ACL permissions for Groupfolders
- Talk 6.0 brings commands, improved user experience and more
How it works
Users can add files, chats and other items to projects. The various apps will present these items in a list, allowing users to immediately jump to them. Projects are Nextcloud wide, that is, when a user shares files that are part of a project, the other user can see the project with the shared files. A click on any of the items in a project leads right to it, be it a chat, a file or a task.
When a user has added files to the project which are not shared, the other users won’t see those. This means that you can add files, tasks, calendars, emails and more to a shared project but keep them to yourself, sharing is not automatic! You can have a chat with only one other team member, connect it to the project, and only when you invite the rest of the team will they see the chat appear in their project content list.
Currently, Projects are supported in Talk, Deck and Files. Other apps are expected to add support over the coming months.