Koofr changelog
Koofr changelog
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Your favourite cloud storage Koofr is now accessible over IPv6

 

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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.

Koofr desktop client update

 

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We released a minor but important update for the Koofr desktop client.

Certain Mac OS users were experiencing a pesky bug in some very specific scenarios, where some files in a synced folder would for no apparent reason be moved to local trash folder only to be re-downloaded from the server right after that. We are pleased to say that this bug together with some minor other bugs was successfully hunted down and crushed.

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The application will self-update to the new version, so there is no manual input necessary on your end. This latest version is marked as 5974c04.

We would also like to give a big thank you to users that reported this impossible to reproduce bug and helped us with logs and additional info.

We hope you enjoy the updated version of the Koofr desktop client. Let us know what you think of it on our Reddit channel.

Recent updates: Koofr for Android

 

Improvement

  

We just updated Koofr for Android to current version 3.12.0. This update mostly focuses on optimizations for Android 12 and includes improved automatic background media uploads. These changes should improve the overall experience using the app, especially for the newer devices using Android 12.

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This is just the very latest in a series of smaller updates in recent months which focused mostly on improving and optimizing existing app features. To bring you up to speed, here's what other recent updates brought to Koofr for Android:

In our August 2021 update, we improved the speed of folder listings, which will make for a smoother experience browsing through folders in the app. Folders and items in folders are now displayed faster when moving up and down the folder structure.

We also improved opening documents in-app via Storage Access Framework, allowing for seamless opening of documents in other apps and saving any potential changes back to Koofr.

In our September 2021 update, we upgraded the file transfer feature to allow for multiple parallel uploads and downloads. The app can now transfer several files between your phone's local storage and your cloud storage simultaneously. This translates into faster batch upload and download and improved productivity.

Release 3.12.0 of Koofr for Android includes all these updates and is already available on Google Play.

Share your thoughts on these improvements with us on our subreddit.

False "this file is dangerous" warning in browser

 

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When downloading your files from Koofr in the past days, you may have gotten an unpleasant warning from your browser, saying that the files are dangerous and you should not download them.

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We would like to assure you that there is nothing wrong with our service or your files.

The reason for Google being unhappy about our service is because there have been various potentially unsafe files shared over public links by some users, which triggered various antiviruses and browsers to flag our whole domain as problematic.

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We are working around the clock to get this issue sorted, so the warning should disappear by itself in the following days, but you can still download files by clicking Keep anyway (you may need to first click Show all downloads to get this option).

Because of these issues we will be enforcing our TOS policies with regards to illegal and malicious files being shared over public links more strictly, any malicious file detected and reported by antiviruses or google to us will be blocked and if user is sharing a larger amount of such files his account will be restricted. We will also be adding an option to report a malicious link directly on the link page. We cannot have few malicious users impacting the service quality for everyone else.

Thank you for understanding and if you detect any problematic links from our platform please report them to our support.

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.

Koofr gift cards proxystore plans listing with bitcoin and monero payment options

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.