Open-Xchange announced on Thursday that it has released an update for its web desktop software OX App Suite to improve usability across devices.
Launched in 2012, OX App Suite combines email, calendar, contacts files and social networks in one platform. Now it is available from more than 80 partners around the world, either as on-premise software or as a free download.
The OX App Suite updates include responsive user interface and document viewing improvements, the ability to attach and save files from mobile devices, and integration of LinkedIn user profiles and network activities. OX App Suite also extends backend support to Debian GNU/Linux 7 and Java 7, and supports Exchange Active Sync Protocol 12.1, Android 4 and Windows Mobile 7.
The new features come as Open-Xchange received a $20 million investment from United Internet which will go to supporting software development, international business development, as well as marketing and sales.
“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,” Rafael Laguna, CEO Open-Xchange said. “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.”
OX App Suite includes OX Documents, a cloud-based office productivity suite that Open-Xchange bulit with the 11-person development team behind OpenOffice and launched in March. OX Documents enables document editing in the browser. Open-Xchange will add apps for online editing of spreadsheets and presentations over the next year.
Open-Xchange presented the OX App Suite updates at OX Summit, in Hamburg, Germany, this week.