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With the Nextcloud Hub 3 update, you now get a lot more personalization options. You can choose a wallpaper that will permeate behind the interface, and color it with some transparency and blur. Corners are rounded and have a nicer, friendlier feel. You can also decide to go dark mode and light mode, with an automatic switch depending on your system.
The second main issue with nextcloud was performance. With nextcloud hub 3, everything is way faster, from switching to another app to searching: the load for some operations has been reduced by up to 90%, search is at least 20% faster, and application loading times have been reduced by 30%.
Photos are fixed in what must be the biggest change to Nextcloud. Photos now have a whole new tile view, that not only looks better but is way faster as well. You also get the ability to create photo albums. You also get a brand new photo editor with filters, cropping, drawing, brightness, contrast, blur, image warmth controls, resizing, and more.
But what's more useful is AI powered face and object recognition. And it's optional, you'll need to install the "recognize" app from the Nextcloud app store to make it work.
This will now automatically tag your photos, recognizing faces, objects, landmarks, pets, and even audio genres for your music, and you can find all the people it identified in a dedicated tab to add their names.
The webmail has been improved a lot. There are quick actions, much faster to access from a message, you can preview mail content in the sidebar, there's a new account setup wizard, and you can now reply to calendar invitations. You can view attachments without leaving the email app and without saving the file, you can set your out of office message, and you can now use rich text signatures.
As per the calendar, it now lets you duplicate events, and has a way better appointment page to let you see who's available or not if you have multiple people on your nextcloud server.
Nextcloud talk, the chat interface looks much, much better. Links now transform into cards with a rich view of what you shared, you can decide to select who will receive notifications for a video or audio call or a message, you can configure your work hours, enable a do not disturb option, and they also added message expiration, uploading documents straight from the chat bar, or the ability to create a poll in a conversation.
And of course, Nextcloud still has all the apps it previously had: tasks to handle your todo lists, Deck to have a kanban board, Notes for note taking in markdown, with categories and favorites, News to read RSS feeds, forms to create complete surveys like what Gogole forms can do, collectives for documentation and knowledge bases, multiple office suites, like Onlyoffice or collabora, that let you edit documents online straight from nextcloud and collaborate online on the same doc, you can personalize the colors and theme, and logo, reorganize the menus, and sync everything to various mobile applications.
LIST OF NEXTCLOUD PROVIDERS: https://github.com/nextcloud/providers#providers
If that's not your jam, self hosting is quite simple, if you have a small PC or a raspberry pi, there are plenty of tutorials online, and on youtube.
And if you don't want to bother with running a server at home, any decent VPS provider will let you install nextcloud in a few clicks.
E2EE still broken ✨
As nice as Nextcloud is overall, I recently decided to move to something without so much NIH syndrome and less enterprise fluff features.
Currently I think KaraDAV with an alternative Filestash front-end might be the best option. Both are quite lightweight, you can still use the Nextcloud apps, and Filestash has nice integration for Org-mode and OnlyOffice. Photo-albums in Filestash also look quite nice.