Install NextCloud Desktop Client on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 Desktop

NextCloud provides a true open source self-hosted cloud storage services… It’s a fork of OwnCloud which provides similar services. To allow client computers connect to NextCloud servers, they’ll have to install NextCloud client app to provide transparent access to data on any storage..

Use the desktop clients to keep your files synchronized between your Nextcloud server and your desktop. It support Windows, Mac OS and Linux systems.

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install NextCloud desktop app on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 and future Ubuntu like 18.10 desktops.

If you want your files and data syncronized across all your devices, you’ll want to install the client.

Whether you’re a small or large enterprise, NextCloud desktop client can help your team communicate and colloborate. and these conversations will be available on the desktop, mobile devices and everywhere you have NextCloud client installed.

NextCloud desktop client enables productivity across any platform, whether in the office or on the road, to share, collaborate and communicate across organizational boundaries.

For more about NextCloud, vist its homepage.When you’re ready to install NextCloud client app for Linux follow the steps below:

Below are two options available when installing NextCloud desktop app on Ubuntu desktops…. You can select either one to get it installed…

Option #1: Install NextCloud Desktop App via PPA

To install NextCloud client app using its PPA repository, simply run the commands below to add its PPA repository to your Ubuntu desktop.

Then update and install the clinet. To do that, run the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nextcloud-devs/client
sudo apt update

After adding the repository above, run the commands  below to install the client.

sudo apt install nextcloud-client

After that, the client should be installed and ready to use… To launch the client, go to the Activities Overview and search NextCloud and launch it.

When the app opens, type in the NextCloud server addresa and connect to it. From there all your files and folder should be synchronized to the desktop.

Option #2: Install NextCloud Desktop App via Snap

NextCloud App can also be installed via Ubuntu snap package management… This might be the quickest way to install NextCloud client app.

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

To install via Snap, run the commands below

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install nextcloud-client

That’s it!

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