Starting from today, the Nextcloud Android client 3.11.1 is available in the app store! This is a minor release which brings many small bug fixes and lots of improvements & refinements.
These small fixes feature better conflict detection, crashes in particular circumstances, auto-upload UI improvements, improved handling of text files and more!
Read on for some details.
Improved file editing and auto-upload
The main user-facing improvement in the behavior of the apps are with the handling of office documents and the handling of conflicts with auto-upload.
Opening of text or office files
If you download a file to your device and have a local app that supports that file format, the local app will open it
If you download a file to your device but don’t have a local app installed, the downloaded file will be opened online
If the file is not downloaded, ONLYOFFICE, Collabora or Text will open it, depending on the file format
Improved auto-upload settings for conflict dialogs
Now you will be able to choose a strategy for auto-uploaded files which already exist: A file is auto-uploaded in a folder and a file with that same name already exists there. Nextcloud, by default, will ask you what to do every time that happens or you can choose to do the same thing for all cases: overwrite remote version or upload it renamed.
You’d like to know everything about this release? Dive into the details, take a look here and don’t forget to get the updates!
Nextcloud 3.11.0 for Android
In case you missed it, we released Android client 3.11.0 with some awesome new features last month:
When auto-uploaded folders and files are too many they can create a visual mess sometimes, depending on your auto upload settings. Now, it’s up to you to choose how you want them to be displayed!
You can choose whether to show or hide auto-upload folders:
If you have all the folders hidden you get an action button that allows you to show all hidden folders, and displays the number of hidden auto-upload folders
If you have all you your auto-upload folders visible, you get the option to hide the folders you don’t want to be displayed
If you have some auto-upload files hidden and some others visible, on the bottom of the page you get the number of hidden auto-upload files
This is a feature that allows you to embed text above a folder view. You can describe what that folder is about, what kind of files it contains, the nature of the files on that folder(that’s the same as the previous…) -> “add a todo list on top” or anything that is useful for the other users to know.
Note: This feature is available for servers that are running Nextcloud 18 (or newer).
Of course many fixes, refinements and features are being made regularly. Note that older versions of Nextcloud are not supported. If you run an outdated, unsupported Nextcloud, the Android app will warn you of the risks. Nextcloud 13 is the oldest release that will work with this version of our app and you will get a warning if you are still running Nextcloud 15 or older. However, both releases are no longer maintained and thus represent a security risk! We strongly recommend private users to upgrade their Nextcloud servers to Nextcloud 16 or newer.
As companies sometimes have to use older versions, Nextcloud offers long term support. Contact our sales team for more information on this.
This version of the Nextcloud Android client (version 3.11.1) is supported on Android 4.1 and newer.
Thank you 🙇 to our amazing community!
A big thanks goes to all the awesome members of our community that regularly help us make Nextcloud better, by translating Nextcloud to other languages or reporting and fixing issues!
Would you like to contribute to our Android app too? Check out all you need to know here.
If you’d like to get more involved in testing, here’s the easiest way to help us!
We appreciate your feedback! If you’d like to share your comments with us, continue the discussion in our forums. What’s the best thing about the Nextcloud Android client so far?
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