Improved Koofr EXP

We are happy to announce we’ve made some improvements and additions to Koofr EXP.

Capture.PNG

When searching for duplicates with Koofr Duplicate File Finder, you are now able to right-click on the results. Doing that you will see these options:

Capture1.PNG

Select all in same folder (will select all of the duplicate files that are in the same folder)

Capture2a.PNG

Exclude this folder (will exclude all of the found duplicates that are in this folder from the results list)

Exclude this file (will exclude all of the found duplicates of this file from the results list)

As soon as you decide to use the Exclude this folder or Exclude this file, you'll see a new button appear in the Selection Menu – the Reset button, giving you a chance to reset your choices before proceeding.

Capture3.PNG

These new options are meant to help you select the appropriate duplicates and filter out the results list before you decide to delete any of the duplicate files.

We also added the option which lets you sort your results by Size or number of Files in Koofr space usage tool.

Capture4.PNG

Additionally, Koofr EXP now works much faster than before, bringing you a better user experience. If you have a lot of files it used to take minutes to get the results list and now it will only take seconds.

Note: Koofr EXP is only available in the paid Koofr accounts.

We hope you enjoy this improvement. You can let us know what you think of it on our Reddit channel.

New and improved text editor

We are glad to inform you, that we changed our in-app text editor in our web app. A better and improved text editor was commonly requested by you - our users.

text_editor_koofr.png

The new editor enables:

  • opening, viewing and editing of various text file formats (for example .txt, .json, .js., .py, …)
  • syntax highlighting in various languages
  • autosave function
  • transformation of letter cases
  • folding and unfolding of the text
  • opening the Command Palette with right-click (see picture below)
  • a quick overview of the document in the edit mode
  • quickly changing all occurrences of a word inside a document

command_palette.png

You can now write, edit and view short or long texts and meeting notes directly in the Koofr web app, or even work on your programming projects without leaving Koofr.

We hope you enjoy this improvement. You can let us know what you think of it on our Reddit channel.

Customize the passwords for Send and Receive links

Koofr allows you to password protect all your Send link and Receive files links. With that, you secure your links and your Koofr storage from accidental or deliberate misuse.

Until now, you were able to customize the link URL of the Send link and Receive files links and change the links expiration date.

Now, we also added the option to edit the automatically-generated password of the password-protected links and set it to a custom one.

To do that click on the pencil icon next to the automatically generated password.

Capture.PNG

Type your own password into the Change link password textbox, click on Done and Ok.

Your custom password must be six characters long. You can use numbers and letters.

Capture3.PNG

Please note, that this option is only available in the paid Koofr accounts.

We hope you enjoy this improvement. You can let us know what you think of it on our Reddit channel.

Koofr Android app brings exclusion options to auto-upload

Due to the popular demand, this latest release of the Koofr Android app (version 3.7.10) brings you the ability to choose folders in your Gallery that are included in the automatic uploads of media.

What does this mean?

Previously, when you enabled Media upload from your Android to Koofr, every new image and video file on your device would get picked up and uploaded. Many users mentioned, that they would not want all such files to be uploaded. So this release brings a rethink on how the Auto Media upload works. By default, only Camera files will be uploaded. All other folders found on the device will be excluded but can be manually added to the auto-upload. This way, we are giving you, the users, more control over this functionality.

How to configure excluded folders?

Open the Media upload settings of the Koofr app where you'll find a new clickable option named Exclude folders.

Screenshot_20191210-112640.png Screenshot_20191210-112608.png

There you will be able to include or exclude folders from automatic upload to your My Android Media folder. Note: Only folders that contain image or video files will be shown in the list.

Based on the feedback from users, initially, the only thing included by default will be the Camera folder.

The new release is already available on Google Play Store.

We hope you enjoy this improvement. You can let us know what you think of the new release on our Reddit channel.

Empty trash option now available

We have received many requests for an option to permanently delete files from the Koofr Deleted files section (Empty trash) before the retention period expires. And we made it happen for you.

You will now see a new button in the Koofr Web app Deleted files section imaginatively named Permanently delete. This enables you to immediately remove all files in the Deleted files from our servers.

permanently-delete-koofr.png

permanently delete confirm.png

After confirming the permanent deletion, a Job will be created that will scrub files from our servers. Depending on the number of files this can take a few second or more. You can see the progress in the Jobs section.

koofr-jobs-deleted.png

If you do not manually trigger this process, the files will still be automatically removed after the undelete retention period expires. Also, the files in the Deleted files still do not count towards your usage quota.

WARNING: Please note, this action is final and there is no recovery of files from this point. We have no more copies of them. So make sure to check what you are removing.

Also, when deleting Shared files, they will now only appear in the Deleted files section of the share owner! This means that only the share owner can recover or permanently delete these files.

Amazon discontinued Koofr access to Amazon Drive

On Saturday, 16th November 2019, Amazon discontinued access from Koofr to Amazon Drive API. In the last week you were only able to see old listings of files which were not updating anymore.

What will happen to my "Amazon Cloud Drive" places in Koofr?

Your "Amazon Cloud Drive" places will be automatically removed from your Koofr account. Also all shared files, folders and links will be removed as they no longer work.

What will happen to my files on Amazon Drive?

Your files are still on Amazon Drive you just cannot access them through Koofr anymore.

How can I move my files from Amazon Drive to Koofr?

Unfortunately we cannot automate this task for you anymore. You should use the official Amazon Drive apps to download your files and upload them to Koofr manually.

Why does Koofr no longer support Amazon Drive?

Unfortunately this is not a decision made by Koofr. Amazon decided to no longer allow third-party applications access to their service. This means many services, including Koofr can no longer connect to Amazon Drive. All other external cloud connections still work and will remain part of the Koofr service.

Koofr desktop client update

We've made some improvements and fixed a few issues in the Koofr desktop client and released a new version.

The update brings these changes:

  • Windows tray icon no longer disappears as it used to after some time.
  • We now prevent syncing of files that have names ending with a dot on Windows, because Windows is unable to open them or delete them.
  • Sync trash is automatically emptied. Files that are older than 14 days are automatically deleted.
  • And lastly, the update also brings various sync bugfixes.

You can let us know what you think of the new release on our Reddit channel.

Koofr app 3.7.4 for Android released

We've made an improvement to the Koofr Android app and released the 3.7.4 version.

This release brings you a single bug fix which prevents Android from killing uploads lasting longer than ten minutes.

The new release is available on Google Play.

We apologize for the prior inconvenience if this bug hit you and, like always, you can let us know what you think of the new release on our Reddit channel.

Maintenance October 3 at 10.00 CET - finished

October 3 15:10 update:

All maintenance work has been completed successfully. As planned, there were no interruptions during the operations.

Original note:

On October 3, from 10.00 to 14.00 CEST, Koofr will be performing maintenance and upgrades on various infrastructure parts, to provide an even better service for everyone.

Maintenance and upgrades will be released in a rolling matter, which means no interruption of our service is expected. Users may experience some momentarily interrupted connections as network changes are applied in the backend.

If you do experience any occasional hiccups during our maintenance window, we apologize in advance.

We will update this changelog as work progresses.

Self-care invoicing upgrade

Due to an increasing demand, EU businesses can now get a proper VAT invoice issued automatically when upgrading an account. This means you will be able to use the same payment options and quick self-care upgrade route as other users, and still get a valid VAT invoice for your company.

business-invoice-pexels-koofr.jpeg

Until now, you needed to go through support to get such invoice issued, but since this week, you will be able to make a purchase the same way as end users. Thank you all for being our loyal customers.