While sprinters in track and field athletics finish after 400 meters at the latest, a sprint in software development can take up to four weeks. But then nobody has to run; rather, “sprint” here refers to a work phase in which new product functionalities are implemented and minor bugs are eliminated. The PowerFolder development team has just successfully completed the eleventh of these sprints and released version 14.4.

Düsseldorf, 16.05.2019 – With the eleventh Sprint and the completion of the PowerFolder version 14.4, the work on the WebSocket implementation was also completed. The big advantage: No additional port is needed anymore, all communication between iOS app and server is done via the web port. No additional ports have to be configured, and there are no more problems with possibly restrictive W-LAN networks and firewalls when using the iOS app.

Furthermore, some improvements have been made to the Desktop Client to ensure correct operation in the Federation. Finally, a bug in the calculation of quotas has been fixed and the multiple sending of invitation mails has been corrected.

The iOS app also profited from the 11th Sprint of the PowerFolder development team: Here it is now possible to access the files in the app directly from the Microsoft Office app; this saves annoying detours. The iOS app was recently upgraded from version 11.5 directly to version 14.3 in order to be able to enjoy the numerous new features on the go and has now also reached version level 14.4.0.


New in version 14: Picasso, D2D Connect and more

One of the most important new features in version 14 is the completely new development and redesign of the user interface (“Picasso”), which not only looks much more appealing and modern, but also brings a lot of new features and improvements – such as the responsive design, the multi-select functionality for file operations or a new overview page for admins, which provides all important information at a glance. Integrated into version 14, D2D Connect is also a solution that enables reliable and secure synchronization of data between mobile devices. For example, a company’s employees can use D2D Connect at trade fairs to

securely exchange data, even if the network is overloaded there – or information is passed on by aid organisations in the event of a disaster or in areas without sufficient network coverage. D2D Connect is currently only available for iOS devices; an Android version will be released later.

Other important new features of version 14 include the complete integration of PowerFolder into the operating system – and the resulting further increase in performance – as well as improvements in accessibility, document processing and drag & drop functionality.