The unofficial – but totally awesome – Ubuntu One Indicator*has been updated with a number of nifty new options and improved memory performance.*
The applet is useful for Ubuntu One users who want a more detailed look at the status of their Ubuntu One account than that offered by the default Messaging Menu entry, but*without*the need to open the main Control panel window.
‘Rewritten, New Options’
The ‘major sell’ of this update is clearly its top-to-toe rewrite in the Vala programming language. This has resulted in the applet becoming super memory*efficient.
Older versions of the indicator would typically sit on around 40MiB of RAM whilst open. The new version only uses around 3MiB.
A small number of new features/changes also feature:
Links to quickly open your Ubuntu One folder, the official website, or the control panel have been added to the menu
Estimated time for file transfer added to the drop-down
If you were annoyed by having to manually start the previous version you’ll be pleased to know that the applet now sets itself to*auto-start when you login.
Download Ubuntu One Indicator
Ubuntu 12.04 users can install the applet by running: -
- sudo add-apt-repository*ppa:rye/ubuntuone-extras
- sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indicator-ubuntuone
Alternatively, if you don’t fancy adding PPAs to your system, you can download the .Deb files from the buttons below.