(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Open-Xchange, maker of messaging, collaboration and office productivity software, today released an update for the company´s web desktop software OX App Suite, providing users with optimized usability for PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
OX App Suite combines email, calendar, contacts, files and social networks in a one-stop platform helping users regain control over their digital lives, at work and in their personal lives, delivered by a provider they trust or from their own premises. The App Suite is available as a cloud service from more than 80 partners world-wide, as on-premise software via select system integrators or as a free download (http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:Main_Page_AppSuite#quickinstall).
In conjunction with cloud-based office productivity software OX Documents, OX App Suite lets users manage their digital lives from a single interface, on any device. By enabling fast previewing and simple editing directly in the browser without up and downloading files, OX Documents significantly improves collaboration, workflow and productivity for consumers and businesses.
“With the rise of mobile devices our digital lives have become increasingly complex, spanning multiple devices and applications. As a result, features originally designed to save time, now cost time as we constantly navigate from one machine to the next and swap between interfaces”, says Rafael Laguna, CEO Open-Xchange. “OX App Suite cuts back complexity by storing all your relevant data in a central location and enables users to access and edit them through a unified interface.”
Improvements of the latest OX App Suite update include:
– Responsive user interface improvements for computers, pads and smartphones
– Swipe gesture support for touch-screen mobile/pad devices
– Improved document viewing
– Attaching and saving files from mobile devices
– Support of keyboard shortcuts for better support for users with disabilities
– Integration of LinkedIn user profiles and network activities
– OX App Suite extends Back-end support to Debian GNU/Linux 7 and Java 7
– Support of Exchange Active Sync Protocol 12.1, Android 4 and Windows Mobile 7
– Online help for all supported devices
A complete overview of all updates to OX App Suite and the new OX Connectors can be found here.
Available as of March 2013, OX Text, the first application of OX Documents, enables document editing in the browser. Apps for online-editing of spreadsheets and presentations will complete OX Documents and be available within the next 12 months.
OX App Suite updates are presented today at OX Summit, Hamburg (). The company´s annual showcase of partners and products brings together more than 300 business leaders and decision-makers from the SaaS and cloud industries to lay down the course for the trusted and open cloud services ecosystem. As Forrester´s James Staten recently published, the cost of PRISM for the global service provider industry could be as high as $180 billion by 2016. Open-Xchange is a champion for service providers to turn this threat into a rich opportunity through offering cloud services built on transparent and secure open source software.
Open-Xchange develops, markets and sells web-based communication, collaboration and office productivity software, which enables full integration of email, documents, scheduling and social media. Built for the cloud, OX App Suite connects business and personal worlds, across devices and legacy systems. Sold and delivered through cloud and hosting providers, telcos and local Internet services companies, OX App Suite gives individuals the freedom to collaborate, work and communicate in the way they want to. Founded in 2005, the company is privately owned and headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, with offices in San Jose, CA, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For further information, please visit: http://www.open-xchange.com.