Today ownCloud announced the introduction of the Virtual File System within the ownCloud Desktop Client. The Virtual File System provides the technology to synchronise with the end device only when needed. With this, users will now need significantly less local storage space, have a simplified usability, as well as an improved user experience with ownCloud.
Unlike earlier versions, users can now choose not to synchronise all files with the server from the Desktop Client. Users no longer need to selectively decide which folders they want to synchronise, now, the local ownCloud folder shows them the exact file and folder structures that exist on the server, regardless of whether or not the data is fully available locally. If a file is requested, users can download and open it with just a single click, they can also download several files at a time by right clicking the files via the context menu.