How to Install Nextcloud Desktop Client on Ubuntu Linux

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Nextcloud provides trustworthy open-source self-hosted cloud storage services. It’s a fork of OwnCloud that offers similar benefits. To allow client computers to connect to Nextcloud servers, they must install the Nextcloud client app to provide transparent access to data on any storage.

Use the desktop clients to synchronize your files between your Nextcloud server and desktop. It supports Windows, Mac OS, and Linux systems.

You’ll want to install the client if you wish to have your files and data synchronized across all your devices.

Nextcloud desktop client enables productivity across any platform, whether in the office or on the road, to share, collaborate and communicate across organizational boundaries.

For more about Nextcloud, visit its homepage.

When you’re ready to install the Nextcloud client app for Linux, follow the steps below:

Below are two options available when installing the NextCloud desktop app on Ubuntu desktops…. You can select either one to get it installed…

Install Nextcloud Desktop App via PPA

To install the NextCloud client app using its PPA repository, run the commands below to add its PPA repository to your Ubuntu desktop.

Then update and install the client. To do that, run the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nextcloud-devs/client
sudo apt update

After adding the repository above, run the commands below to install the client.

sudo apt install nextcloud-client

After that, the client should be installed and ready to use… To launch the client, go to the Activities Overview, search NextCloud, and launch it.

When the app opens, type in the NextCloud server address and connect. From there, all your files and folder should be synchronized to the desktop.

Nextloud ubuntu install

Install Nextcloud Desktop App via Snap

Nextcloud App can also be installed via Ubuntu snap package management. This might be the quickest way to install the Nextcloud client app.

Snaps are applications packaged with dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

To install via Snap, run the commands below

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install nextcloud-client

That’s it!

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