For the best experience with the Nextcloud web interface, we recommend that you use the
latest and supported version of a browser from this list:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you want to use Nextcloud Talk you need to run Mozilla Firefox 52+
or Google Chrome/Chromium 49+ to have the full experience with video calls and
screensharing. Google Chrome/Chromium requires a additional plugin for screensharing.
By default, the Nextcloud Web interface opens to your Files page. You can add,
remove, and share files, and make changes based on the access privileges set by
you (if you are administering the server) or by your server administrator.
The Nextcloud user interface contains the following fields and functions:
Apps Selection Menu (1): Located in the upper left corner, you’ll find all
your apps which are available on your instance of Nextcloud. Clicking on an
apps icon will redirect you to the app.
Apps Information field (2): Located in the left sidebar, this provides
filters and tasks associated with your selected app. For example, when you
are using the Files apps you have a special set of filters for quickly
finding your files, such as files that have been shared with you, and files
that you have shared with others. You’ll see different items for other apps.
Application View (3): The main central field in the Nextcloud user interface.
This field displays the contents or user features of your selected app.
Navigation Bar (4): Located over the main viewing window (the Application
View), this bar provides a type of breadcrumbs navigation that enables you to
migrate to higher levels of the folder hierarchy up to the root level (home).
New button (5): Located in the Navigation Bar, the New button
enables you to create new files, new folders, or upload files.
You can also drag and drop files from your file manager into the
Files Application View to upload them to your instance. Currently,
the only Web browsers that support drag-and-drop folders are Chrome and
Search field (6): Click on the magnifier in the upper right hand corner of
to search for files.
Contacts Menu (7): Gives you an overview about your contacts and users on
your server. Dependent on the given details and available apps, you can
directly start a video call with them or send emails.
Gallery button (8). This looks like four little squares, and takes you
directly to your image gallery.
Settings menu (9): Click on your profile picture,
located to the right of the Search field, to open your Settings
dropdown menu. Your Settings page provides the following settings and features:
Links to download desktop and mobile apps
Server usage and space availability
Name, email, and profile picture settings
Manage connected browsers and devices
Interface language settings
Federated Cloud ID and social media-sharing buttons