Koofr changelog
Koofr changelog
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Introducing Koofr Gift cards with crypto currency purchase options

 

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We have been getting a lot of inquiries about paying for a Koofr paid plan with crypto currencies. Now we have teamed up with German privacy oriented shop Proxystore in order to offer our users an option to purchase Koofr yearly plans with Bitcoin or Monero.

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To make things as easy and as pain free as possible, we have launched a special Gift card program inside Koofr.

So how does it work? Quite simple.

You purchase one or more gift cards on Proxystore or even on their Onion shop. The prices are the same as in our official price list. You will then redeem your Gift card code in the Gift card section of account settings and your account will be upgraded appropriately. You can even apply multiple codes at once.

For example, applying three yearly M gift cards will give you 3 years of the M plan. So no need to worry about extending it each year.

And what is even better, you can send Gift cards to your family and friends for them to redeem, since they can be redeemed on any Koofr account.

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P.S.: If you live near a Proxystore physical store they will even sell you Gift cards directly for cash.

Keep original filenames with Send to Koofr

 

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Are you using Send to Koofr for receiving files through the email straight to your Koofr account? Would you like to keep the original attachment filename without it being additionally timestamped with date received?

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We have listened to your wishes and now you can achieve this with a simple addition to the receiving email address.

By appending -original just before the @koofrmail.net, you will instruct our service to not modify filenames of the email attachments. What is more, all files received over Send to Koofr will now have additional metadata added, which can be viewed through the File Info panel on the Koofr Web application.

Lets look at an example:

  1. Create an upload link

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  1. Add -original to the email address just before the @ sign before sharing it:

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  1. The file will keep the original filename and you can see extra details like sender and time received when you click the Info button.

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Edit images in Koofr

 

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We are proud to announce the newest addition to the Koofr Web app toolkit. A simple photo editor.

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From now on, you can make basic picture edits directly in your Koofr account. When a photo is selected, a new button Edit image will appear (both in the right-click menu and the top bar menu). Once clicked it will open a Photo editor similar to the Text editor you are already familiar with.

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Koofr image editor offers options like Resize, Crop, Rotate, Flip as well as a set of Filters that you can apply to the image. You can also choose between JPG and PNG when saving the image. You can even open HEIC images and save them as JPG with this tool. Changes are always saved as a new file, so your original photo remains safely stored.

So why not give our new tool a try and send your feedback on our Reddit channel.

Note: Feature is available in all paid accounts.

Koofr for Android 3.9.12 released

 

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This Koofr Android app update brings among other things a much improved Koofr document provider which allows you to open files directly from Koofr in other applications and completely renewed Offline files synchronisation logic.

These changes should resolve unexpected problems reported from some of the Android devices.

Also included in these update as always are some stability improvements and automatic photo upload detection on some more niche devices.

The new release is already available on Google Play and on Huawei AppGallery. You can let us know what you think of it on our Reddit channel.

Also, no picture in this changelog because of a bug in the changelog platform, we have notified their developers. :)

See the size of your folders in Koofr

 

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Have you ever asked yourself what is the size of your folders in Koofr? Now you can find out with one click, with a new feature straight from the users' wishlist.

Select a folder in the Koofr web app and click on the Info button in the Editing Menu. The Item Info will appear on the left side of the screen. Click on the Calculate size button to calculate the total size and number of all files and folders inside the selected folder and its subfolders.

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Note: This option is only available in the web app of the paid Koofr accounts.

When you are in a folder, you can see the number of items in it and their size in the upper-left corner above the files list in the Koofr web app.

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Note: Unlike the new Calculate size option, this only works for a folder you are currently in and does not take into account its subfolders.

Let us know what you think of the new improvement on our Reddit channel.

Getting the extra free space in Koofr is even easier now

 

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You'll be happy to hear that now it is even easier to get some extra, free space in your Koofr account.

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Invite your friends to join Koofr and each one of them that starts using Koofr will now bring you 2 GB of additional free space. Since you get 2 GB of free space as soon as you join Koofr, you will now only need four of your friends to accept your invite, to get to 10 GB of free space in your account. We will, of course, give them the extra 2 GB as well.

Invite them to join by clicking on Get free space in the Koofr web app. Send them your unique invite link or invite them via email.


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As an additional bonus, we rounded up the existing free space from your previously accepted invites. If, for example, one of your friends accepted your invite to join Koofr, you both received 500 MB of free space. Now, both of you already have the extra 2 GB of free space in your Koofr accounts, forever.

Let us know what you think of this improvement on our Reddit channel.

Security and authentication improvements in Koofr

 

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To start the new year off right we bring you some security and authentication improvements, as well as a new release of the Koofr Android app.

What is new and improved?

  • Our authentication pages are redesigned

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  • Sign in with Google now asks for your Koofr password if you already have a Koofr account with the same email address

  • Sign in with Google now requires a two-step authentication, if enabled on your Koofr account

  • Disabling the two-step authentication in Koofr now requires the user to re-enter their password (or to Sign in with Google) and enter the two-step authentication code

  • You are now able to remove your Sign in with Google connection in your Koofr account's Security settings under Services

What does the Koofr app 3.9.2 for Android bring?

Koofr now support scoped storage on Android 10 and 11 and is thereby allowed even more limited access to the data on your phone.

On the back of this important security measure, the upload and download processes, the media backup and automatic upload have been thoroughly overhauled and improved.

We have also added a way to preserve the GPS info in the photos when uploading them to Koofr. To do that you need to grant the Koofr app the media location access permission when turning on the media upload, along with the permission to access the photos themselves. If you have previously denied the media location access permission, you can turn the automatic media upload off and on again in order for the Koofr app to request the permission again.

Finally, a number of minor bugs, spotted since the previous release were fixed.

All of the mentioned changes are already live and the new Android release is already available on Google Play and Huawei AppGallery.

You can let us know what you think of these improvements on our Reddit channel.

Improving your Koofr account security - together

 

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At Koofr, we strive to provide users with as many features as possible, but safety and security are always at the top of our minds.

We already provide users with options to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) with their account and the use of the application-specific passwords for external applications that do not use our more secure API login. These applications mostly consist of rclone and WebDAV based connections.

We have advocated and suggested the use of application-specific passwords with all such applications instead of your main account password.

This not only prevents your account password from being leaked by a third party but also limits the access of any such application. The apps that use application-specific passwords cannot change the settings, email address or account password, or log into the Koofr web or mobile app.

On January 1, 2021, we are taking this a step further. Logging in with rclone and WebDAV will ONLY be possible with APPLICATION-SPECIFIC PASSWORDS.

Your main password will no longer work for these connections. We suggest you change your settings (if any) for any such application before the January 1st, 2021, to ensure all your connections continue working without interruptions.

If you are using our network drive feature and you enabled it in the Koofr desktop app or have already used the application-specific passwords when setting up your rclone and WebDAV connections, you do not need to do anything, everything will keep on working normally for you.

You can find help on how to create the application-specific passwords in our FAQ or in our video tutorial.

We know this change may cause you an inconvenience, but we believe it will greatly improve the safety of your Koofr account.

You can contact our support or write to our Reddit channel with any additional questions.

Stay safe,

The Koofr team

Koofr app 3.1.0 for iOS released

 

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The much-anticipated update of the Koofr iOS app has finally arrived.

You can now go dark. Or stay bright. Your choice. The dark mode is here. You can turn it on in the Display & Brightness settings of your iOS device.

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We listened to your requests and brought thumbnail previews of your PDF files to the tile view.

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Also, some bugs and annoyances were fixed. Thank you for all of the reports.

The new release is already available on App Store. You can let us know what you think of it on our Reddit channel.

Koofr app 3.8.12 for Android released

 

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The new release of the Koofr Android app is here. We reviewed your experience in the Koofr Android app and added a few things to make it even better.

What is new?

  • extended actions are now available on every file in the List view

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  • an Open folder action is now available for the files in Recent files and for those that appear in the search results

  • we added a file details dialogue, which opens if you select Info from the extended file actions

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  • an improved sharing dialogue, showing you recently used apps on top, and
  • the initial media backup dialogue now lets you choose whether you want to back up your existing videos, images or both.

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The new release is already available on Google Play and on Huawei AppGallery. You can let us know what you think of it on our Reddit channel.