Did you know that “long pressing” elements have additional behavior in Tonido iOS App?
For example, “Long pressing” an audio file in playlist or any of the other music view will queue that song to the current playing list. Tapping the “info” icon on the right will show the path to the audio file
Long pressing on a Photo or a Video file in the indexed view will show the full path to the file.
“Long pressing” any element in “Files” or “Favorites” or “Recent” menu will show the full name and path of the file. This is quite handy when the full name of the file is not shown in listing
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The new iOS app v5.0.2 is available for download in Apple Appstore. This has changes based on user feedback.
- Artists view now will show Albums of Artists as well as an option to go to “All songs” by that artist
- Video view has new tab to show Recently added video files to allow quick access. This requires you to update to the latest Tonido server v4.68
- More stability fixes and usability fixes
A bug fix release 4.68 is now available for Tonido Desktop and TonidoPlug.
This has some small but important bug fixes.
- Fix skipping folders when encountering media indexing errors
- Fixed bug in video data retrieval
- Fixed issue in Tonido Drive (Cloud Drive) when editing word documents
- New app auto magically organizes photos, music, videos and makes it accessible via iPhone/iPad from anywhere -
Austin, TX – May 14, 2013 — CodeLathe, the leader in Personal Cloud software and services, today launches a major update to its Tonido personal cloud server and iPhone/iPad app that will help families to automatically organize and catalog their personal photos, music and videos. Tonido lets individuals watch videos, listen to music, see photos and open documents that are stored on their computer right from their mobile iOS device. Users can now share their personal media without worrying about the privacy and security of their data.
“Media indexing and organization is one of the most requested features by our user community. When we set out to build this feature, our aim was to achieve a new benchmark in media indexing performance. We are extremely pleased with what we have achieved. For instance, our test results show Tonido takes only a few minutes to index a collection of 31714 photos, 11259 songs, 1734 videos using a Quad Core 2 GHz Intel Core i7, 4 GB RAM Mac OSX 10.7.5 computer. Furthermore, subsequent reindexing of this large media collection takes only 5 seconds. With Tonido’s superior media indexing performance, users can now catalog their large media collection in a few minutes. ” said Anis Abdul, CTO of CodeLathe.
Tonido offers users secure access to their home computer’s entire collection of documents, photos, music and videos from anywhere without uploading it to a public cloud service. Individuals begin by downloading the free Tonido server app on their desktop and the free mobile app onto their iOS device. Employing smart LAN switching technology to use gigabit access speed within home LAN networks, the app safely connects users to the documents stored on their desktop in seconds. Users can also access their files via Wi-Fi or 3G mobile networks, backup their photos and videos from their iPhone/iPad to their Tonido personal cloud, and download files for offline viewing.
“Today, households store terabytes of personal data in the form of photos, music and home videos on their PCs or NAS devices. Organizing this large personal media collection manually is an onerous task. Also, uploading terabytes of personal media to multiple online services for organization is not a practical solution. Tonido’s automatic media indexing and management technology solves this problem elegantly. It automatically catalogues photos, music and videos and makes it accessible from anywhere using one’s iPhone and iPad. Tonido is an extremely useful app for anybody with a large collection of personal media. Management of personal media has never been this easier,” said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO of CodeLathe.
- Automatic organization of photos by year and month based on EXIF Meta data
- Automatic indexing of music and organize it based on Song, Artist, Genre and Album names
- Automatic, multi-format live video transcoding and streaming (including MOV, MP4, M4V, MPG, MPEG, AVI, VOB, MKV, WMV, XVID, FLV, SWF, OGG, GP3, MTS, M2TS). Requires no manual conversion of video files for playback.
- Automatic multi-format music streaming and playlist support (including FLAC, OGG, WMA, MP3, and more)
- Tonido companion server apps are available for all computer platforms: Windows, Mac OSX and Linux
- Plug-and-Play remote access. No fiddling with router settings
- Easy to remember web URL access to one’s personal computer
- Stream Music and Videos to Apple TV using Airplay
- Listen to an iTunes Playlist from anywhere
The Tonido server app is available for free download at http://www.tonido.com.
The Tonido iOS app is available for free on the iTunes App Store at:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tonido-file-access-music-video/id388726418?mt=8.
For more information on the Tonido iPhone/iPad app, visit:http://www.tonido.com/ios/
CodeLathe, founded in 2008, is a pioneer in personal cloud products and services, offering turnkey personal/private cloud storage and sync solutions to leading mobile carriers, enterprises, network and external storage device makers to create value-added products and services. CodeLathe also offers personal cloud software and services directly to customers under its own brand, Tonido. CodeLathe’s mission is to enable customers to run their own personal/private clouds and provide a compelling alternative to public online services. Over half a million devices run Tonido (http://www.tonido.com) personal cloud software and a quarter million users use it daily. CodeLathe is also a maker of the popular portable network attached storage device, TonidoPlug (http://www.tonidoplug.com). Tonido™ and TonidoPlug™ are registered trademarks of CodeLathe LLC.
Starting today, with the Tonido Desktop 4.67 release, we are now making media (photos, videos and music) access and management much much simpler and powerful.
Tonido now supports automatic indexing of your media to organize them and make it available through the new “Photos, Videos, Music” sections.
Support for the indexed view of your media is now available immediately through the new Tonido iOS app 5.0 as well. Support for Android is coming soon.
This rich media management is not only available for Photos, it is also available for Audio and Videos. See examples below.
Media indexing automatically scans your directories and looks for jpegs and parses the exif data inside to organize the photos by year and then month. It becomes easy to quickly locate your photos irrespective of how your photos are located across your hard drives.
All your audio files are scanned and then organized using meta data present in the audio files. In the absence of meta data, it will use information from the folder name and the file name to make reasonable guesses of the song, artist and album names.
All videos are also added to the index, and can be sorted by name or date and played back effortlessly on your iOS device.
Managing your Indexing
By default, on startup, Tonido will index the default music, videos and photos folders on Windows and Mac OSX. Users can change the folders to index by going to Settings->Misc tab and adding or removing folders.
As always, Tonido offers you choices and options with media indexing.
You can choose to completely disable Media Indexing by deselecting the “Enable Indexing” option.
You can also select how re-indexing happens. By default, re-indexing happens automatically about every 12 hours if changes are detected inside the indexed folders. Note that re-indexing is designed to be pretty fast, on a Mac OSX mac mini server, re-indexing over 30,000 photos and 11,000 songs just takes about 5 seconds!
If you don’t want to do automatic indexing you can choose “Manual” indexing and you can initiate a new indexing process to run only by clicking on “Index Now”. Note that you can always run a manual indexing process at any time by clicking on “Index Now” button.
Controls Importing iTunes Playlists
We had introduced automatic importing of iTunes playlists in a previous version, but in 4.67 we now support managing this a bit better. You can disable the iTunes playlist import if you want. You can also change the location of your iTunes library location in case it is located in a different directory than the default. This can now be changed by using the Settings->Misc tab.
Tonido Desktop 4.67 is now available immediately on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux and TonidoPlug.
As always, we are working hard in making Tonido Desktop the best Personal Cloud solution on the planet.
We look forward to your continued support, feedback, comments
Holy cow, this looks awesome!
I’ve spent literally weeks looking for the right solution to share photos and videos with family. Started with SmugMug, then Amazon Cloud, then Google+/Picasa, then S3. Some have lousy control over permissions, some don’t have decent iPad apps, some don’t have any sort of transcoding for large files. And the killer: all of them cost a fortune for storage. I just can’t spend $1000/yr for family photo sharing. Then I started looking at the Gallery/Coppermine/Piwigo stuff. But what the hell do I want to become a sysadmin/programmer for, especially when the end result is going to be so awful looking? I’ve wasted so much of my life on LAMP — it sucks me in because I can do it, but then I get really irritated with the long term consequences of following that path. I thought OpenPhoto would be a good compromise, but now they’re TroveBox, and no longer work on local storage, but I installed the git version, and it almost seemed good enough. And throughout this, I almost bought a Synology device, but really the photo/video apps aren’t all that slick, and although they’re great for data protection, they’re sort of anemic in terms of speed/hardware. Oh, then there was the XBMC/Plex media sharing class of stuff, which is what I was probably going to end up with, but again, they are meant for sharing video, on TVs. No file-level permissions, user experience is TV-based, Plex would make everybody enter into a world of TV channels to see my Photo “channel”.
I’ve truly been going crazy with all of this.
You really need to advertise more. Only recently, when I started searching for “private cloud”, have I been finding solutions closer to what I need. And even then, it’s taken me days to get here.
If I’m still as excited about this after trying it out for a few days, I’ll be happily paying for the Pro (so cheap! And only I will need to pay, no need to get my mom agitated over cost!) or Biz subscription. Any OS VM I like, in front of a FreeNAS, and that sucker can run all year long.
The one thing that’s going to be missing is ability to add comments to photos. Then notification to group members that there are new comments. And maybe emailing of individual files — social sharing. But at this point, it’s the best trade-off I’ve seen.
Anyway, the tl;dr version: Awesome work, folks!
- Happy User
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Even though it took longer, we wanted to do it right the first time. So here’s the next generation of Tonido software coming soon to Windows, Mac, Linux and the Plug with full automatic media indexing.
Here’s a sneak peek on the iOS app that will be released soon.
- New app optimized for Android tablets makes documents, videos, and music available across desktop and mobile devices -
Austin, TX – April 2, 2013 – Access media files from any location while enjoying the security, privacy and unlimited storage of a personal server with Tonido. Developed by CodeLathe, the leader in personal cloud software and services, Tonido lets individuals watch videos, listen to music, see photos and open documents that are stored on their computer right from their mobile Android device. Users can now share their personal media without worrying about the privacy and security of their data.
“When compared to the iTunes App Store, Google Play lacks high quality, tablet ready apps to stream personal media. Tonido for Android fills that void and allows the user to access their media collection, even their iTunes playlists, from anywhere. The Tonido Android app brings users an enhanced experience through pleasing aesthetics, effortless remote access and sharing. It is extremely simple to use and is perhaps one of the most functional and beautiful apps on the Google Play Store. It is a must have for anybody who has a large digital media collection,” said Anis Abdul, CTO of CodeLathe.
Tonido offers users secure access to their home computer’s entire collection of documents, photos, music and videos from anywhere without having to upload it to a public cloud service. Individuals begin by downloading the free Tonido server app on their desktop and the free mobile app onto their Android device. Employing smart LAN switching technology to use gigabit access speed within home LAN networks, the app safely connects users to the documents stored on their desktop in seconds. Tonido also supports a wide range of video and audio formats including MKV and FLAC. Users can also access their files via Wi-Fi or 3G mobile networks, backup their photos and videos from their Android device to their Tonido personal cloud and download files for offline viewing.
“As Android devices set to overtake the iPad in market share, there is a clear need for Android apps optimized for tablets. Tonido’s new Android app is primarily designed for the personal consumption of media on a tablet. In some cases it is even better than our iPad app. More than ever, customers are realizing that their personal data is no longer safe in popular online services and they’re turning towards personal cloud services like Tonido for their remote access and sharing needs. The new Android app gives users one more reason to use Tonido Personal Cloud, where their personal data is safe and users hold complete ownership of their personal data,” said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO of CodeLathe.
● Automatic, multi-format live video transcoding and http live streaming (including MOV, MP4, M4V, MPG, MPEG, AVI, VOB, MKV, WMV, XVID, FLV, SWF, OGG, GP3, MTS, M2TS). Requires no manual conversion of video files for playback
● Automatic multi-format music streaming and playlist support (including FLAC, OGG, WMA, MP3, and more)
● Access personal iTunes Playlist from Android devices
● Tonido companion server apps are available for all computer platforms: Windows, Mac OSX and Linux
● Plug- and-Play remote access. No fiddling with router settings
● Easy to remember web URL access to a personal computer
The Tonido server app is available for free download at http://www.tonido.com.
The Tonido Android app is available for free on the Google Play Store at:
For more information on the Tonido Android app, visit: http://www.tonido.com/android/.
A new Tonido Desktop version 3.66 is now out.
Recursive File Search
A new file search that recursively searches files for a single folder is now integrated into the web user interface.
Clicking on “Search Folder” or hitting F3 in the web browser will open the search dialog. You can search for a file name, also filtering by file size or date modified.
Tonido Drive Improvements
Many Tonido Drive improvements are now available in the latest release including improved stability, performance and robustness.
There are a bunch of bugfixes including:
- Filter clears when file navigation is changed or bookmarks are clicked
- Add “Open” for PDF files, so PDF files open directly in browser instead of downloading first
- Fix UI issue which causes entries to repeat multiple times
- Fix some issues in music player
Tonido Cloud 1.12 the On-Premises File Storage, Mobile Access and Sync Solution for Businesses, Enterprises, Universities/Schools, ISPs and Hosting Providers can now be installed on Windows quickly using our provided one-click installer. Leverage your existing infrastructure without having to switch to Linux or using Virtual Machines.
The Tonido Cloud 1.12 installer bundles Apache, MongoDB, PHP etc and can be instantly installed on Windows 64 bit machines to get Tonido Cloud running with a few minutes.
Tonido Cloud 1.12 is available for trial/download starting immediately.