Open Collective
Open Collective
March 2023 Update
Published on March 26, 2023 by Marcel Klehr

Hello everyone,

it's been a while (TM) but I have a feeling most of you will not be disappointed about the lack of spam from me :D As I mentioned in my last message, I am an employee at Nextcloud now, for a few months already, and am quite happy with that decision. As you probably noticed, however, my attention to floccus and the bookmarks app has decreased over the course of that time. Nonetheless, I was able to spend some of my vacation time on my hobby projects.

Here are some of the highlights:

  Import and export of floccus accounts as well as bookmarks themselves on Android and iOS
  Seamless sharing of links from other apps to floccus on iOS
  Fixing multiple exotic syncing issues that required a lot of time to solve

Especially iOS development was quite a pain as I refuse to purchase Apple products and had to resort to running macOS in a virtual machine...

The last few months I've also been able to polish the user experience in Nextcloud Bookmarks noticeably.

  You can now sort by URL
  Nextcloud flow integration works again
  Automatic file download now correctly allows downloading more than 90KB
  Loading UX is much more pleasing
  And of course, since Nc 26 Bookmarks also has support for the smart picker and link previews

Nextcloud Bookmarks has also seen some major improvements:

    Integration with Nextcloud Talk: Allow bookmarking mentioned links
    Many User Experience and performance improvements (e.g. right click support, virtual scrolling)
    Better search algorithm
    Allow linking bookmarks and bookmark folders to Nextcloud projects
    Show and count duplicates
    Implement bookmarks backup to Files

I'm very grateful for the support I've received from everyone of you in working on these projects. Thank you for continuing to support me in these efforts! Also, feel free to shoot me a message, if you have feedback, ideas, critique or just want to say hi.

All the best and godspeed to you, wherever you may be right now :)