OwnCloud 8 Released with Improvements and Favorites Support, Download & install in Linux

ownCloud 8 released with favorite support and improvements in linux

OwnCloud is a free and open source program that let you create your own cloud to Sync, Share and Access your data on almost all your devices.  OwnCloud has a web interface and has reached to version 8.0.0 recently. The latest release includes many more features and updates.

Owncloud provides cloud storage over the network, data can be uploaded via web browser or using client. Data will be stored on the server and can be accessed any time with browser or desktop client or smartphone app. The project is based on PHP and an SQLite, MySQL, Oracle or PostgreSQL database, so it can be run on all platforms that meet these requirements. It provides almost all possibility of functions that are available on commercial suites; it is released under AGPLv3 license, so you can set up own cloud storage server without any additional cost. You’ve commercial version also available. We have already a tutorial on how to Create Your Own Cloud Storage With OwnCloud On Ubuntu14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)/14.04.


With ownCloud, you can store your files, folders, contacts, photo galleries, calendars and more on your server and access them from your mobile device, desktop, or a web browser, wherever and whenever you need to access.

What’s New in OwnCloud 8

ownCloud includes many features like favorites support, performance improvements and many more. Here is a list of Improvements and new features in OwnCloud 8.

  • ownCloud Server 8 improves Federated Cloud sharing, allowing users to share files by directly referring to users on other ownCloud servers and introducing notifications and user interface improvements to the sharing process.
  • Favorites support and much-improved search functionality, enabling users to have extremely quick and easy access to important files without having to navigate through all their data.
  • Web interface enhancements – Accessibility and usability of the ownCloud interface has been improved to make it easier for all users to access, edit, sync and share their files.
  • Admins are now able to edit the email address for system users, sort users, select multiple users at once, rename groups and more.
  • Simplified App installation, upgrading, and removal

Improvements for Developers –

  • Provisioning API.
  • Apps can now specify their dependencies in info.xml
  • the App container can now automatically resolve dependencies.
  • A brand new App tutorial including a demo app.

Video of ownCloud server 8 features –

The improvements and new features list continue. You can see the complete list of changes HERE.

Below are the screenshots of demo ownCloud.

ownCloud 8 released download and install

owncloud 8 favorite features improvements

Before you download & Install ownCloud, you can test it HERE.

Install ownCloud in Linux

CentOS, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, SLE and Ubuntu users can install ownCloud by using its official openSUSE Build System repository: server | desktop client.

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