GNOME Desktop integration

GNOME is a free and open source graphical desktop environment for GNU/Linux based operating systems. It has an excellent integration with Disroot's cloud services.

In the context of desktop environments, integration is the ability to use a number of web services and applications directly on the desktop as if they were just computer programs. In the case of GNOME, moreover, this level of integration makes it look and feel unified with the rest of the applications.

Once we have set up our Disroot account with GNOME we will not need to configure anything else. On top of that, the process is pretty simple.

Setting up an Online Account

When we setup an Online Account the cloud tasks, calendars and contacts will be automatically configured and accesible from the Evolution manager and the GNOME Task, Contacts and Calendars apps.

  1. We open the GNOME Settings and go to Online Accounts

  1. Select Nextcloud and fill in the required data:
    • Server:
    • Username: your_username
    • Password: your_super_secret_password
    • Click on Connect

If we entered the data correctly, a box will appear with the aspects that we can integrate. By default, they are all active, but we can activate/deactivate them as we wish.

Now services such as the Calendar, Tasks and Contacts can be found and used directly on our desktop.

Next we will see how to work with the Cloud services integrated in the GNOME desktop.


The Calendar app is quite easy to use. From it we can manage our calendars and perform basic operations such as adding, editing and removing events. To do this we need to have installed the GNOME Calendar app.

It should be already installed and accessible from the Software menu. If not, we will have to search for it and download it from the system's software centre.

Once we have our account connected we will notice that our calendars are already integrated if we press on the current time in our top bar on the desktop.

The calendar window will automatically display all the events (if any) from our Disroot's cloud account. We will, of course, receive all notifications on upcoming events as well.

The same will happen if we open the GNOME Calendar app.

From now on we can synchronize and perform all the basic operations of managing our calendars in the cloud from the desktop.


The cloud tasks will be configured automatically and can be managed from, for example, the Evolution task manager.

In the same way as our calendars, we can manage our tasks from the desktop and synchronize them through the cloud.


The configuration of our online account will also automatically integrate our cloud contacts (if any) from Evolution or the Contacts application.