OwnCloud has official desktop client. So, we can use that client to connect to our private OwnCloud server or another Owncloud services. For example, I use Owncloud client to connect and synchronize my files to OwnDrive Service (an OwnCloud storage service). I will show you how to install it on Ubuntu.

OwnCloud Desktop Client

Ubuntu 12.04

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/desktop/xUbuntu_12.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud-client.list"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install owncloud-client

Explanation - These three commands will write a new repository URL file into sources.list.d/ directory, then download all repository indexes including the new one, then install owncloud-client package.

Ubuntu 14.04

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/desktop/xUbuntu_14.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud-client.list"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install owncloud-client

Ubuntu 15.04

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/desktop/Ubuntu_15.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud-client.list"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install owncloud-client

Use OwnCloud Desktop

  1. Run it from menu. 
  2. Enter the URL for your OwnCloud service. For example, my URL will be http://my.owndrive.com.
  3. Login with your account. 
  4. Set anything you need with the synchronization behavior.
  5. Manage your files. Copy a file into the synchronized folder or else.
  6. You will have an OwnCloud indicator icon on system tray.
Connecting Desktop to Cloud


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