In an effort to offer customers with extra privacy-focused options to Google’s merchandise, ProtonMail has added a brand new encrypted calendar to its e-mail service.
The corporate’s new ProtonCalendar is at present in beta and all paid ProtonMail customers will now be capable to entry and use the brand new service that will likely be open to all customers as soon as it exits beta in 2020.
ProtonMail additionally launched its personal VPN service again in 2017 known as ProtonVPN as a part of the corporate’s ongoing mission to assist customers higher shield their privateness on-line. Along with ProtonCalendar, the corporate can be planning to launch its personal cloud storage service and office software to offer customers with a privacy-focused different to Google Drive and Google Docs.
CEO of ProtonMail, Andy Yen defined how the corporate is the polar reverse of Google in an announcement, saying:
“Our aim is to create and make broadly accessible on-line merchandise [that] serve customers as an alternative of exploiting them. Like ProtonMail, ProtonCalendar is engineered to place consumer privateness first, and in that respect we’re the polar reverse of Google. With the launch of ProtonCalendar beta, we transfer one step nearer to offering a full suite of companies [that] can substitute Google for customers who need extra management over their information.”
ProtonCalendar is tied to a consumer’s ProtonMail e-mail account and the brand new service has a clear interface that permits customers to view their calendar by month and day with color-coded occasion sorts.
The corporate’s new providing will likely be acquainted to customers who’ve used Google or Microsoft’s calendars earlier than. Nevertheless, ProtonMail had determined to place privateness on the coronary heart of ProtonCalendar by encrypting occasion titles, descriptions, places and members in order that neither the corporate nor third events can view the contents of consumer’s calendar entries.
Companies or customers which can be fascinated with encrypted e-mail will probably even be fascinated with different privacy-focused merchandise which is why ProtonMail’s resolution to develop into calendars, VPNs, cloud storage and paperwork makes quite a lot of sense.
In the event you’re a paid ProtonMail consumer, you possibly can check out ProtonCalendar for your self now whereas free customers must wait a bit longer to check out the corporate’s new encrypted calendar service.