Archive for December, 2012

Official Mac OS X client for Ubuntu One

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

A few months back we released the Ubuntu One Mac OS X client in beta, today we’re pleased to announce that we have released the official version. If you’ve been using the current beta you’ll need to install this new version manually as the beta version didn’t have automatic update functionality, however this has now been added to the official version.

Over the last few months we’ve been busy fixing bugs and making updates to the client, in this official version we’ve included;

  1. Client automatically checks and downloads latest updates
  2. Ubuntu One service stays running in the background (with menu bar icon) after  –  Ubuntu One (Control panel) app is quit.
  3. Status icon menu in the top menu bar now shows progress of current transfers
  4. Honors system proxy settings (*except for PAC files, which we don’t support on any platform)
  5. Translations included – localized for all the same languages as U1 on Ubuntu.

Ubuntu One is cross-platform and works on Windows, iOS, Android, Ubuntu, the web and now on Mac, so you can use Ubuntu One between all your favourite OSes and across devices. Files, photos, documents, music – all your precious stuff can be stored and managed in a single place with your Ubuntu One personal cloud. You can then access your stuff from anywhere, freeing up space on your other devices. Maybe you work on Mac or Windows PCs but use Ubuntu at home, and have an iPhone, iPad or Android device. Ubuntu One spreads your saved content to all of them and also enables more opportunities for sharing across platforms with family and friends

This will be our last major update in 2012, so we’d like to thank those of you who’ve been testing the Mac beta version and reporting bugs, we couldn’t have done it without you. We’d also especially like to thank all our loyal users for your continuing support during 2012. We hope you enjoy the holidays and wish you all the best for 2013.

See you in the New Year!


Happier Holidays with the Ubuntu One photos update

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

We’re thrilled that our latest Ubuntu One feature update comes just in time for the holidays, helping you enjoy and share all those precious memories on all your devices and between your family and friends.

The first thing you’ll notice when you log in is that your photos now appear in the dedicated photos tab, located in the U1 dashboard. This gives you a proper album view where all the photos you’ve ever saved to Ubuntu One will automatically appear as album thumbnails.

Ubuntu One photo album

This is great for reminding you of old favourites or even surfacing photos you thought were long lost. Some real gems from past Canonical parties have been re-discovered during our internal testing!

Use the U1 files app along with U1 photos and all your photos from your mobile device, even those from other apps like Instagram, are safe in one place and available to view and share easily with family and friends.

Ubuntu One slideshow

You can organise albums chronologically or alphabetically and images in albums can be clicked through individually or played as a slideshow. It’s super easy to download images and share albums, slideshows or single snaps with your friends and family. When you share an album, anyone with the URL will be able to view your album or slideshow. For quick sharing, you can choose to share a link or push to Facebook and Twitter simply by clicking on the icon. Try it now!

To celebrate this update we are asking users to tweet snaps of their holiday decorations using the Ubuntu One share URL and by including the hashtag #UbuntuOne, we’ll then pick our 20 favourites photos and the winners will get 5GB extra free storage in the new year. Should #UbuntuOne trend during that time we’ll increase the winners storage amount to 20GB!