This release has a couple of significant new features, but also a lot of changes under the hood. We took the time to clean up every aspect of our UI, to make it more streamlined, better and more consistent. As usual this also has loads of bug fixes and usability enhancements.
Upload to Tonido by sending Email
Tonido has always been accessible via your browser and via native mobile apps, and now we open up a brand new way of interacting with it.Via Email!
You can now send file attachments directly to your Tonido via email. Simply, send email with attachments to your Tonido account name (say email@example.com) and those attachments show up in your tonido user data directory called “Uploads”.
To make this work, just make sure a valid email address is associated with your Tonido Account (say firstname.lastname@example.org). If it is not, make sure to go set it up in your Tonido Settings->Account Tab. Now, just send email from email@example.com to your tonido account firstname.lastname@example.org.
How easy is that?
Create new Thots by sending Email
Not only can you upload attachments via email, you can now do more stuff via email.
For example, you can send emails to be added to your Thots application. To do so, simply add “thots” somewhere in the subject like:
thots this is a great day to think
Cogito ergo sum and rest of the email message
This email is now magically changed into a new thot and shows up in your Tonido Thots.
New Jukebox UI
A big visual change in this release is the brand new theme for Jukebox app. This theme integrates more nicely with the rest of Tonido.
Tonido Account Recovery
One of the main issues that customers ran into when they lost their data on a hard drive was that they couldn’t reinstate their original Tonido account name (and the URL).
Now, as long as you have associated a proper Email ID along with your Tonido account, you can recover your account name when you reinstall Tonido. Note that only your account name is recovered, it is not possible to recover any of your Tonido data. So we still recommend making periodic backups of your data.
To recover a old account when you reinstall Tonido, click on “New Account” and choose “Recover Account”
When browsing, it is now possible to remove folders and files that you don’t wish to see from appearing in your listings.
Simply add these paths and names you don’t wish to see anymore into the Settings ->Misc ->Ignore Files or Folders section.
In the above example, I have added 3 entries. Any file or folder that matches this filter will now not show up when you browse via explorer or when you share with someone.
Much improved Performance
We spent a bit of time speeding up UI loading performance. The first time loading might take some time, but subsequent times you load the Tonido site in your browser, you will get much faster and improved loading performance. In most cases almost 2X faster approximately 5 to 7 seconds.
We added a bunch of fixes to Torrent, Webshare and other apps. The UI uses the same fonts across almost all the apps for consistency and there are many other fixes too numerous to list. You can see the full list of fixes in our release notes.
As always, tell us what you think and more importantly spread the word to all your friends about the goodness of Tonido.