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(1 replies, posted in Web Desktop)

The applications are designed to run only when you use them. However, in the case of applications like Mail, it will continue and run even after you logout and receive email for you.

The file system is also always running in the background.

What this mean is that some of the applications that we have developed at CloudTop may continue and run, but then they also need to have some code running on our servers. If you develop your own application on CloudTop, you may run some of your code through XML Web Services on your own server and thereby have the application continue offline (like we have done for the Mail application).

Since the file system always is running in the background, CloudTop is almost like an always on, running computer and file server for you. You may access the API that sit behind your CloudTop desktop through the CloudMe API page (we run CloudTop on top of CloudMe's cloud drive), [url]https://cloudme.com/api[/url]

You may also access your CloudTop hard drive through WebDAV and mount it as an hard drive on your computer using [url]https://cloudme.com/webdav[/url]

Cheers, Daniel

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(1 replies, posted in Web Desktop)

I think you can login to CloudMe.com, then go to Administration and use their profile picture changer to update your CloudTop profile!

Cheers, Daniel

I believe we had some problems that day. Can you confirm that you can login once again?

Thanks

This is strange, there shouldn't be a browser, since we put it offline about 2 years ago.... Do you have a browser application you can open? If possible, please send us a screenshot at support@cloudtop.com

Thanks

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(4 replies, posted in Web Desktop)

Can you specify os, browsers and versions please?

Have you tried to reset settings on the login page (under Help)?

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(2 replies, posted in Web Desktop)

We are working on an updated version of the Mail app that will be out within the next two weeks. The Mail app is actually capable of IMAP connections to any external server, but we have currently disabled it because it were not fast enough. Our intention is to eventually bring it back smile

You can use CloudTop to develop your own app. In the start menu, you will find Developer Documentation, which give you a starting point on how to setup development and a reference manual on how to do development.

Use this forum to discuss your programming projects, experience, change ideas and exchange program code. You may also use this forum to let other users know about and try your apps.

Please note that you can not yet publish your apps in our marketplace. However, if you are able to host your app on a https enabled web server, any CloudTop user can include and make use of your app through right clicking on the desktop, choosing New -> Shortcut and enter the full https address to your app.

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(0 replies, posted in Mail)

Please note that the mail application in CloudTop is in alpha mode. This means that it should not be used for any important emails, since it might not work 100%.

Use it for experimentation and to try out the service. If you find any problems, please use the Feedback application within CloudTop to post a support ticket.

CloudTop is still developing and working on this application.

The CloudTop Cloud Drive is accessible through CloudMe. You have full access to your online hard drive in CloudTop if you mount it as a Network Drive using WebDAV. A Network Drive enables you to view Cloud Drive as a local hard drive on Windows, Mac and Linux, just like you can see it within CloudTop.

You can find more information about CloudMe and WebDAV here: [url]http://cloudme.com/webdav[/url].

Please note that both CloudTop and WebDAV use CloudMe as an Internet file system. In other words, the full potential of CloudMe is used, not only the Blue Folder that exists in Cloud Drive:/Documents/CloudMe.

CloudTop do not have any specific apps for iPhone or Android, but you can use the CloudMe apps and access any files or documents that you have in CloudTop.

Please download the CloudMe app from your app store:
[url]https://www.cloudme.com/en/apps/iphone[/url]

[url]https://www.cloudme.com/en/apps/android[/url]

Yes, with CloudMe you have full access to your online hard drive in CloudTop using WebDAV. Most computers also allow you to mount that CloudTop hard drive as a network drive, enabling you to view it on Windows, Mac and Linux just like you can see it within CloudTop.

You can find more information about CloudMe and WebDAV here: [url]https://cloudme.com/webdav[/url]

Please note that both CloudTop and WebDAV use CloudMe as an Internet file system. In other words, the full potential of CloudMe is used, not only the Blue Folder of Cloud Drive / Documents / CloudMe, which is synced, but the ability to create folders and files that only are available on CloudMe and not synced to your local computer. If you need to have folders created using CloudTop or WebDAV synced to your local computer, please consult the advanced help for CloudMe Sync:

[url]https://www.cloudme.com/en/sync/help/advanced[/url]

Yes, you can use the CloudMe Sync software to sync your computer with CloudTop.

Please download it from here: [url]https://cloudme.com/sync[/url]

If you want to sync the contents on your CloudTop desktop, you can create a folder on your computers desktop called CloudTop, then configure CloudMe Sync to sync that folder with the folder called Cloud Drive / Desktop in your CloudMe account.

All files, icons and documents you put on the CloudTop desktop will end up in the Cloud Drive / Desktop folder.

Yes, you can use CloudMe to recover your password if you registered a correct email address with iCloud when you first created your account.

The CloudMe password recovery will send you a password reset link to the specified email address and then allow you to set a new password.

Please use the following link:
[url]https://sos.cloudme.com/recover[/url]

If you are unsure which email address you used to register your account at iCloud / CloudMe, you can use the CloudMe user search and enter your different email address to find your username:
[url]https://my.cloudme.com/[/url]

CloudTop is a web service, delivered through a web server and cannot currently be installed on a computer.

If you have a Chromebook or use the Chrome browser, you can install CloudTop through the Chrome Store, please find CloudTop here:

[url]https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cloudtop-desktop/fnnohjdomaaidcjeefcpnhipalbnmigc#detail/cloudtop-desktop/fnnohjdomaaidcjeefcpnhipalbnmigc[/url]

You can customize CloudTop using the following methods:

1) Open the Marketplace app. Using Marketplace you can install or remove any app or widget on CloudTop, including which apps are present on the desktop or in the start menu. Apps on the desktop can also be dragged to the trashcan if you want to remove them.

2) Widgets can be removed by hovering them and clicking the "X" in the top right corner. New widgets can be added through the Marketplace or by right clicking the widget pane.

3) You can remove the widget pane by clicking the cogwheels in the taskbar next to the click in the bottom right corner. If you are not using the widget pane, close all widgets first by following step 2) above.

4) You can remove the taskbar by right clicking on the desktop and unchecking taskbar.

5) You can remove the topbar by right clicking on the desktop and unchecking topbar.

6) You can change the wallpaper by right clicking on the desktop and choosing properties. Here you can choose Wallpaper categories and choose from CloudTop, Hamad Darwish and Custom Color. If you choose custom color, you may have a single color and gradient as background instead of an image.

7) If you want to have your own picture as a wallpaper. Open Document Explorer, go to any folder, choose upload and upload a photo from your computer. Right click on the photo and choose Set as wallpaper

8) You can change the color of all grey transparent windows. Right click on desktop, choose Properties. Click on the Themes tab. Choose the color you like.

9) You can customize the look and file of the Console, command prompt application. Use the skin command to view available skins. Change skin by typing

skin c64
skin amiga

10) You can customize the look and feel of the Widget panel by right clicking the desktop, choosing Properties, clicking the General tab and then selecting your desired theme for the Sidebar (widget panel need to be set to visible first)

11) You can use CloudTop in 31 different languages. Choose your language when loging in or by choosing the desired language in the topbar.

12) You can change the size of the desktop icons by right clicking on the desktop, choose Icon Size.

13) Icons on the desktop can be positioned top-left (vertical), top-right (horizontal) or centered to the middle of the screen. Right click on desktop and choose Align.

Any existing web app can run whithin CloudTop and be available on the desktop. Just right click on the desktop, choose New -> iLauncher. Enter the http address to your web app.

Yes, you can use CloudTop to develop your own app. However, you can not yet publish it in our marketplace. However, if you are able to host your app on a https enabled web server, any CloudTop user can include and make use of your app through right clicking on the desktop, choosing New -> Shortcut.

You may use any of our apps and its source code as a starting point for building your own app, as long as you only allow people to use your app through the CloudTop service.

Any existing web app can run whithin CloudTop and be available on the desktop. Just right click on the desktop, choose New -> iLauncher. Enter the http address to your web app.

CloudTop is a separate company from CloudMe. We kindly use the CloudMe.com service through their API's as an online hard drive for the CloudTop online computer.

In order to use CloudTop, you need to have a CloudMe account (since a computer without a hard drive will not boot ;-). When using your CloudMe credentials to login to CloudTop, you also have to agree the terms of service for CloudTop.

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(0 replies, posted in Frequently Asked Questions)

CloudTop is a cloud web desktop built in HTML5. Originally CloudTop was called iCloud and operated on iCloud.com, but was later renamed to CloudTop.com.

What is unique with CloudTop is that it is built on top of a Client Application Server (XIOS/3), that enables most of the applications on CloudTop to run and executive within your browser. Other WebTop's often circle back to the server to generate its user interface, handle user input and interaction and run the application logic. This is not the case with CloudTop, since the user interface and application logic is running and executing on the client application server.

The server is used mainly for: 1) Booting the CloudTop, 2) Loading application code, 3) Loading/Saving documents and data changes (transactions).

CloudTop uses the CloudMe.com service as its online hard drive. CloudMe is used to store user settings, documents and handles transactions and document security for CloudTop. CloudTop could potentially integrate to any cloud storage and use it as its online hard drive.

Applications in CloudTop are written in HTML5. This means that user interface components are all HTML developed in HTML + Javascript, application logic is also written in Javascript with the help of functionality in the Client Application Server. CloudTop have an XML-based user interface language for describing a user interface that make use of the HTML/Javascript components to build its user interface. Application data is bound to the user interface components using a declarative XML-based process language that also allow invocation of local application logic in Javascript or remote server-based application logic over REST or SOAP.

If you are curious about how any of the applications in CloudTop are built. Open the System Manager application. Click on the Views tab and then edit to view the source code. All source code for the apps in CloudTop if open to look at. You may even use the source code of an existing app to build you own. Some documentation is available in the Developer Documentation within CloudTop.

Please note that CloudTop is not a VDI or screen-cast solution. Everything you see if happening within the browser, is rendered within the browser and is only pure browser technology (HTML5).