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ownCloud overview and tutorial

  1. 1. ownCloud free and open-source web application for - data synchronization - file sharing - and remote storage of documents ("cloud storage").
  2. 2. Today Overview ● Sharing files and folders ● Editing ● Using - synchronization tips ● Other tools (calendar, graphics editor, journal, notes) Overview Sharing Editing Using Tools ●
  3. 3. Clients: http://owncloud.org/sync-clients/ https://owncloud.com/products/mobileapps Overview Sharing Editing Using Tools There are desktop clients available for syncing data directly from PCs running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux as well as mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. More importantly, stored data can be accessed using the ownCloud Web Frontend in any standards-compliant web browser. Any updates to files are pushed between all computers or mobile devices connected to a user's account.
  4. 4. File storage in conventional directory structures ● Synchronization of clients ● Sharing of content across groups or public URLs ● Online text editor with syntax highlighting ● Online document editor ● Bookmarking ● Photo gallery ● PDF viewer (using PDF.js) ● Viewer for ODF Files (.odt, .odp, .ods) ● Viewer for video files ● Task scheduler ● Address book (also as CardDAV) ● Music streaming (through Ampache) ● Calendar (also as CalDAV) ● Graphics editor ● Journal ● Notes ● User and group administration (via OpenID or LDAP) ● URL shortening Suite ● Cryptography Overview Sharing Editing Using Tools ●
  5. 5. Overview Sharing Editing Using Tools
  6. 6. 1 2 Application view: This is where apps show their content. By default, this will show the files and directory (file view) of your user on the ownCloud installation. 3 Upload/Create button: This allows you to create new files or upload existing ones from your device. Note that you can also drop files from Explorer or Finder onto the ownCloud file view and they will get uploaded to ownCloud. 4 Search/Logout: Search allows you to look for files and directories. Currently, ownCloud does not provide a full text search, but this may change in future releases. 5 Settings: This button provides access to the settings menu, where you can change your personal settings, such as the interface language or your password. You can also retrieve the WebDAV URL (see next chapter) and show your quota. Administrators will also get access to user management (Users), the apps settings (Apps) and administrative settings (Admin) including access to ownCloud’s log. Overview Sharing Editing Using Tools Navigation bar: Allows navigation between different parts of ownCloud, provided by apps. Not all apps depicted in this screen shot are installed and enabled by default.
  7. 7. Adding and Creating content upload Overview Sharing Editing Using Tools create
  8. 8. ● - group (users) ● - individual (lowercase names) Choose editing rights Overview Sharing Editing Using Tools Sharing within Research Team
  9. 9. Sharing with the World Anonymous: ● Create folder ● share with link ● select option 'Allow Public Upload' Overview Sharing Editing Using Tools with link
  10. 10. Two editing modes Text editor – basic text file – no formatting – syntax highlighting ● Document Editor – html file Overview Sharing Editing Using Tools ●
  11. 11. Naming and editing tips Edit: File extension ( .txt, .html ) ● View: Open Document format ( .odt, .ods, .odp) ● Backup !!! ● Versions ● Filename-02Dec2013 ● Filenamedec22013 Overview Sharing Editing Using Tools ●
  12. 12. Naming and editing tips ● Use descriptive names to identify the content/purpose of files, but not too long Do not use spaces and avoid special characters such as ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) ` ; <>?,[]{}'"| Additionally those are sometimes special "-" and "_" One_word - google treats underscore as character Two-words - individual words when separated by dash ● ● When using a sequential numbering system, using leading zeros for clarity and to make sure files sort in sequential order. For example, use "001, 002, ...010, 011 ... 100, 101, etc." instead of "1, 2, ...10, 11 ... 100, 101, etc." Date International Standard Organiztion (ISO)standard 8601 allows different formats: YYYY-MM-DD or YYYYMMDD Examples: 2012-01-26 or 20110602 FacultyMeetingMinutes20110323.docx 20110323facultymeetingminutes.docx FacultyMeetingMinutes-2011-03-23.docx 2011-03-23-facultymeetingminutes.docx Overview Sharing Editing Using Tools ●
  13. 13. Additional Tools ● calendar ● graphics editor ● journal ● notes Overview Sharing Editing Using Tools additional software
  14. 14. Additional information Site http://owncloud.org/ ● Commercial version https://owncloud.com/ ● User documentation: http://doc.owncloud.org/server/5.0/user_manual/ ● Overview Sharing Editing Using Tools ●
  15. 15. Skills you should have now ● Creating content ● Sharing content - with Team - with the World ● Web editing text files and documents