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Ubuntu One started as a simple cloud sync with only a few features but it's slowly becoming an amazing application! After getting integration with the Ubuntu Music Store, Firefox bookmarks sync and mobile phones sync support, 2 new features have been announced today.

We've known about the first for some time: Sync any folder - which will allow you to right click any folder in your home directory and choose "Synchronize on Ubuntu One". So you can sync any folder with Ubuntu One, not just those in the Ubuntu One folder.

The second feature is called "File publishing". Until now, Ubuntu One allowed you to share folders with specific people who are also using Ubuntu One. But using the new "File publishing" feature, you will be able to share files with anyone. You will even get a short url for your files:

Right-click on any synchronizing file and choose “Publish via Ubuntu One”. Right-click again and choose “Copy Ubuntu One public URL” to add the short URL to your clipboard. Now you can sync, share and publish… directly from your Ubuntu desktop.

Both of these 2 new features will be available in Ubuntu One starting with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx".