ProtonMail Launch a Privacy-Focused Alternative to Google Calendar

Proton Calendar is a brand new encrypted calendaring resolution from the makers of ProtonMail — and it’s simply hit beta.

Organised spies, environment friendly emissaries, in addition to anybody else preferring absolute privateness for his or her day-to-day plans will admire Proton Calendar.

Just like the ProtonMail e-mail service this add-on is said to, it’s constructed round end-to-end encryption.

The occasion title, description, location, and members for each occasion are encrypted in your gadget earlier than they attain our servers, in order that no third social gathering (together with ProtonMail) can see the small print of your occasions. Solely you’ll know your plans,” the corporate say within the blog post to announce the brand new service.

Though no native desktop app (Linux or in any other case) is out there the service ( at the very least at current) a cloud-based device is accessible from Linux browsers. Cellular apps for Android and iOS are stated to be in improvement.

The video under does job of pitching Proton Calendar as a viable, privacy-minded different to nicely established gamers like Google Calendar and Outlook Calendar.

It at present helps the creation and deletion of occasions, together with recurrent or repeating ones, and allows you to set reminders. Extra options are prone to arrive between now and its public launch.

No phrase on whether or not it’ll be interoperable with current calendar shoppers sooner or later. The staff say there are ‘nonetheless debating whether or not or not there will probably be [a bridge]’ to hyperlink to different shoppers.

Eager to attempt it?

For those who’re have a paid ProtonMail account you possibly can entry ProtonCalendar proper now through the ProtonMail v4 Beta portal.

For those who’re subsisting on a free ProtonMail you possibly can ‘join’ to attempt the ProtonCalendar which, as acknowledged, continues to be in beta (i.e. anticipate bugs). It’s not clear if free account customers get on the spot entry — so for those who undergo the hassle and nonetheless don’t see it, apologies!

Nevertheless, as soon as the characteristic graduates from beta standing to steady ProtonMail say {that a} free, fundamental model of Proton Calendar will probably be obtainable for everybody to make use of, albeit with some limitations.

Extra particulars on the safety mannequin behind Proton Calendar can be found here


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