Koofr changelog
Koofr changelog
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Koofr Vault: open source client-side encrypted folder for your Koofr cloud storage

 

New

  

It has been a big year for Koofr. As it draws to a close, we're happy to share with you our last update for 2022 - one we're sure many of our users will appreciate, as it has consistently been one of the most heavily requested features.

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Proudly presenting Koofr Vault: an open source client-side encrypted folder for your Koofr cloud storage, offering an extra layer of security for your most sensitive files. It's like having a box with a unique lock in your trunk: an extra layer of security to protect your most sensitive files. ​

Vault is open source, so you can always check that the code does exactly what is promised - and nothing more. File encryption is performed using NaCl SecretBox, which uses XSalsa20 for encryption and Poly1305 for integrity. ​

It is also compatible with rclone, which means that you can download your encrypted files and decrypt them locally using the rclone command-line tool. ​

Koofr Vault is included in all Koofr plans and is available now at https://vault.koofr.net.

Koofr desktop - false positive virus warning

 

Service status

  

As some Windows users may have noticed some of the anti-virus applications were giving false alarm warning messages. The application files version update that is performed by the process dropper.exe became an issue for the anti-virus software.

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Dropper is a small program that replaces our existing version with the new one – some of the anti-virus software applications recognized the version as malicious. We believe that the problem is that it does something similar to what a trojan could do – i.e. replace one koofr .exe with a new one. If you already deleted dropper .exe, please note that a manual download will be required for the next update.

We have already got feedback from most antivirus vendors who confirmed false positive and have processed removal of false positive from their antivirus. If the problem still occurs, please do not hesitate to contact our support (support@koofr.net). In the meantime, we are working on a new version to hopefully prevent this issue for future updates.

Unveiling Koofr's brand new logo!

 

New

  

To commemorate the start of Koofr's next decade, we've treated our logo to a crisp and modernized redesign. A new look for the trustworthy tool you know and love!

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If you noticed that there's something a bit different about the look of your favourite cloud storage - well spotted!

Koofr has been with you for 10 years now. It makes us so happy that we can proudly look back at a decade of organic growth and development, constantly improving with each new feature. We've managed to do this while staying profitable and firmly independent - our commitment has always been, first and foremost, to our users.

So, we step into our tens with a brand new image. Earlier this year, we gave our website a facelift with a modern design for the 2020's. And now, we are proud to bring our makeover full circle with a fresh and sleek new logo!

Read more about the logo design in our blog post: Unveiling Koofr's brand new logo!

The new logo is being rolled out today to all our apps across devices, but it might still take some time to appear on some systems subject to app review. Also, Android users will be pleased to note that we have added the option to display a themed icon for the Koofr app on your home screen and app list.

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Black Friday Deals: 40% off Koofr gift cards!

 

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You can save 40% on cloud storage if you purchase selected Koofr gift cards until 23.59 CET on Thursday, 1. 12. 2022 in our Black Friday promotion. Use the gift cards to extend your own plan or give them to your family or friends!

The Black Friday deal is available for plans L (100 GB) and XL (250 GB).

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How does it work?

To purchase a gift card, click on the Black Friday 2022 icon in the top menu of the browser application. Alternatively, you can go to User > Upgrade your account and switching to the Gift cards tab in the left sidebar.

Each gift card has a corresponding gift code, which can then be used to redeem the gift card through the field at the top of the page. You'll be able to see a list of all of your gift codes (both valid and redeemed) in a list at the bottom of the page.

For more information, please visit Koofr Black Friday webpage

Request for help from you

 

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Dear Koofr users,

This time, we need your help.

As some of you may have noticed, Microsoft EDGE has incorrectly flagged our landing page https://koofr.eu as dangerous. We suspect it was a coordinated attack by some malicious actors, but now we cannot reach Microsoft to resolve this matter. From the posts on their forums we gathered they simply do not respond.

So we would like to ask anyone of you, that can help us with this matter, to go and submit the "This website is safe" report. And then we hope for the best.

You can check these verified reports from the leading security authorities, that verify our website is safe and not malicious:

Koofr.eu sitecheck at Sucuri

Koofr.eu clean on Virustotal

Koofr.eu check on Google safe browsing

Koofr.eu check on Siteadvisor

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  1. Open Microsoft EDGE browser and go to https://koofr.eu
  2. On the big red screen click the More information text at the bottom
  3. Select Report that this site doesn't contain phishing threats
  4. On the feedback screen select I think this is a safe website
  5. Submit the report

That is it. We hope if many reports are submitted, Microsoft will react.

Thank you all so much, we are very grateful for your help.

Koofr for Android 3.13.0

 

Improvement

  

This time our new Android release brings a much needed rewrite of the core functionality, which makes it better at coping with all the new Android system quirks. This will ensure a smoother user experience throughout the app.

But more importantly, we sneaked some much requested features into this release as well.

Most notably, you will now find two (actually three) new settings relating to the Auto upload.

a) You can choose the target folder for your auto uploaded media. You are no longer constrained to the predefined My Android media folder.

b) We have provided additional options for fine tuning auto uploads. You can now choose to have photos automatically organized by year (each year will have its own folder inside the auto upload folder) and/or by applications. You can choose to organize by any of the two options, or even both (in which case you will find application subfolders inside each yearly subfolder).

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You can find the new Android app on all the standard links: Google Play / Huawei

Your favourite cloud storage Koofr is now accessible over IPv6

 

New

  

We are glad to announce that after months of work, Koofr is fully IPv6 compatible and can now be accessed both over IPv6 protocol as well as IPv4.

In mixed environments with both IPv6 and IPv4 connectivity, IPv6 will usually be the preferred choice, since it is more secure and faster compared to IPv4. When IPv6 is not available or when establishing a connection is slow, IPv4 protocol will be used as before.

Since yesterday all our services on all platforms support access via both IPv4 and IPv6, bringing a new major milestone on our journey to the tenth anniversary of Koofr (and 24th anniversary of IPv6 being proposed as a draft IETF standard).

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10 GB of free storage space for all users and updated paid plan structure

 

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As we step into Koofr's 10th year of service, we're introducing several changes to our plan structure. Whether you're a free user or on one of our paid plans, there's something extra in store for everyone.

10 GB of additional storage space - free forever

All Koofr users now receive 10 GB of free cloud storage space, no matter what plan they are on. All new accounts will now be created with 10 GB of free storage space while paid accounts will get the 10 GB on top of whatever is included in their plan.

New paid account tiers

Our paid account structure has also been updated. Two completely new plans are now available: plan 10XXL with 10 TB of available storage space and plan 20XXL with 20 TB of available storage space.

Previously, all paid accounts had access to the same premium features, we've now grouped the plans by size into three paid tiers. Each subsequent tier offers additional features that are not available to users with lower-tier accounts.

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Free

Starter (10 GB of free storage)

  • limited public and private sharing
  • up to 2 external cloud connections
  • 50 GB daily public sharing transfer limit
  • file versioning
  • two-way sync
  • automatic mobile media backup
  • enhanced security
  • unlimited file size
  • Save to Koofr extension/add-on
  • Facebook media transfer tool

Briefcase

S (10 GB), M (25 GB), both plans include 10 GB of additional free storage

Tier includes all features from the Free tier as well as the following:

  • unlimited public and private sharing
  • up to 9 external cloud connections
  • 200 GB daily public sharing transfer limit
  • Microsoft Office for the web
  • PDF management tool
  • additional sharing options
  • Space usage analysis tool
  • Duplicate file finder
  • Image editor
  • extended deleted files retention

Suitcase

L (100 GB), XL (250 GB), XXL (1TB), all plans include 10 GB of additional free storage

Tier includes all features from the Briefcase tier as well as the following:

  • up to 18 external cloud connections
  • 1 TB daily public sharing transfer limit
  • Local places

Crate

XXXL (2.5 TB), 10XL (10 TB), 20XL (20 TB), all plans include 10 GB of additional free space

Tier includes all features from the Suitcase tier as well as the following:

  • up to 30 external cloud connections
  • 4 TB daily public sharing transfer limit

For more details, check out our pricing page.

Invite friends option discontinued

We have discontinued our friend referral reward scheme, where users could get an additional 8 GB of free storage by inviting their friends to Koofr. This has been replaced by the 10 GB of free storage space all users now receive.

And last, but not least. The Koofr website has been given a fresh new look. The content has been updated to better communicate our values and advantages.

We hope you enjoy your additional free space, our revamped features and the new website. Join the Koofr community on Reddit and tell us what you think of these changes!

Introducing keyboard shortcuts and the breadcrumb context menu

 

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This week, we released a handful of updates to the Koofr web app user interface. Our aim was to make the interface even more user friendly by adding intuitive new ways to manage folders and files. We think you'll be able to save quite some time and clicks by using them.


Keyboard shortcuts

The Koofr web app now supports multiple basic keyboard shortcuts. Use shortcuts to navigate, copy and paste, or delete files and folders.

Note: Copy and paste uses the system clipboard, and you'll need to Allow the browser to access the clipboard the first time you use this feature.

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You can copy and paste between tabs and windows of the same browser. For security reasons, copy and paste will not work between different browsers.


A full list of shortcuts you can use at this moment:

Moving around:

down arrow: Move one item down

up arrow: Move one item up

left arrow: Move one item to the left (only in tile view)

right arrow: Move one item to the right (only in tile view)

enter / alt + down / cmd + down: Open file or folder

alt + up / cmd + up: Open parent folder


Selecting things:

shift + down: Add item below to selection (if not yet selected) or remove current item from selection (if item below already selected)

shift + up: Add item above to selection (if not yet selected) or remove current item from selection (if item above already selected)

shift + left: Add item to the left to selection (if not yet selected) or remove current item from selection (if item to the left already selected) - only in tile view

shift + right: Add item to the right to selection (if not yet selected) or remove current item from selection (if item to the right already selected) - only in tile view

ctrl + a / cmd + a: Select all

esc: Clear selection (deselect)


File or folder operations:

shift + n: Create new folder

delete / cmd + backspace: Delete current selection (files / folders)

ctrl + c / cmd + c: Copy selected files or folders

ctrl + x / cmd + x: Cut selected files or folders

ctrl + v / cmd + v: Paste selected files or folders (from previous copy or cut)


Breadcrumb context menu

The all-new breadcrumb context menu allows you to edit the folder you're currently in. You can now copy, move, rename, and delete a folder without having to navigate back to the parent folder. You can also download a folder and all its contents from this menu. Just like with other existing methods, this will generate a .zip file containing the selected folder.

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We hope you like these improvements to the Koofr web application! As always, we welcome your feedback. Join our Reddit community and let us know what you think.

Koofr gift cards now available for purchase in your account!

 

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Five months ago, we introduced Koofr gift cards through our partner Proxystore to offer a simple way for users to pay for their cloud storage using cryptocurrencies and cash.

Now, we've expanded our gift card program - you can now also purchase Koofr gift cards directly in your account using existing payment methods (credit card, PayPal, or bank transfer). You can, of course, still purchase gift cards through Proxystore as well.

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Why purchase a gift card?

  1. You can purchase a gift card when it is discounted and apply it later.
  2. You can stack gift cards to extend your subscription for two or more years, so you don't have to think about renewing every year.
  3. It can be a great gift for family or friends, especially if they value privacy and security!
  4. You can save 35% on cloud storage if you purchase your Koofr gift cards until 30. 11. 2021 in our Black Friday Deal.

To purchase a gift card, click on the new Black Friday 2021 icon in the top menu of the browser application. Alternatively, you can open the drop-down menu by clicking your user icon, then navigating to Upgrade your account and switching to the Gift cards tab in the left sidebar. Each gift card has a corresponding gift code, which can then be used to reedeem the gift card through the field at the top of the page. You'll be able to see a list of all of your gift codes (both valid and redeemed) in a list at the bottom of the page.

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Currently, you can only purchase gift cards for yearly plans L (100 GB,) XXL (1 TB), or XXXL (2.5 TB) as part of our limited-time Black Friday Deal (35% off), valid until 30. 11. 2021. After this, gift cards will become available for all Koofr plans at regular prices.

For more information on how Koofr gift cards work, please visit our FAQ page.