Nextcloud Files and Notes for secure and easy file and note sharing and collaboration

Originally published at: https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-files-and-notes-for-secure-and-easy-file-and-note-sharing-and-collaboration/

Mozilla announced that due to a stronger product focus they will be shutting down Firefox Send and Firefox Notes. Unfortunately Send has been abused to distribute malware and was shut down. It will not be coming back… Firefox Notes was designed to easily sync notes between devices. The android app will be shut down in November. The Firefox Notes desktop browser extension will remain but will no longer be maintained. You will be able to export your notes, however.

Replacing Notes

Nextcloud Notes is among the most popular apps for Nextcloud. There is a well maintained Android app available, unfortunately the iOS app is not as well regarded. The community has also developed a desktop app for Mac OS X!


Nextcloud Notes

Quick Notes in action

Of course, there are other options in the Nextcloud ecosystem. There is QOwnNotes, a powerful cross-platform note taking app, and the popular Joplin note taking app also features excellent Nextcloud integration. If that sounds like you have a lot of options, we’re not done yet: the Carnet note taking app is also very powerful and comes with its own Android app. And finally there is the Quick Notes app featuring basic rich text but otherwise keeping it simple.

If you wish to move over from Firefox Notes, give these apps a try and pick the one that is most to your liking! You can simply search in our app store for your favorite note taking options. The export of Firefox Notes will give you html while most of our note apps are more markdown-based, but luckily there are some websites that let you turn html into markdown like this one.

Replacing Send

Of course, Nextcloud is a great replacement for send, capable of sharing files of any size with ease. With images, office documents, PDF and videos, a preview is even available in the browser and in case of office documents, you can share them with write permissions so the recipient can edit them with you!

Learn more about sharing in Nextcloud on our website.

File-drop: securely receive files

A nice bonus is that Nextcloud also makes it easy to receive files. You can send people a file-drop link where they can easily upload files to you! Learn more about file drop on our website.


A video of file sharing in action

File-drop in action
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and no audio :crying_cat_face:

?? what do you mean?

In the default installation i can see videos but not hear music.
Example: https://nc.nl.tab.digital/s/qNkLqCgLc9Jy8AM

OK, but a easy solution:
https://apps.nextcloud.com/apps/music

It is not an easy solution for default nextcloud installations if you can not install apps.
The fact is that Nextcloud does not play audio like other sharing platforms.

So the conclusion is that the viewer should also be able to play audio files. Which probably is a quite simple change to its mimetype support as I guess the Video player can play audio too - as audio files are simply video files without image :wink:

https://github.com/nextcloud/viewer/issues/126#issuecomment-696547692

I think the biggest problem is the name of the app: “viewer”.

https://github.com/nextcloud/viewer

Current support:
Images
Videos

@devnull

you have noticed that this thread is about

Files and Notes

and sharing and collaboration? And thus it’s not about Video nor Music.

Plus there is already a thread where you are talking about exactly that point.

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Yes. And in this blog the author wrote about “pictures and videos”.
Sorry. If you like you can split the thread.