How can we improve ProtonMail?

MacOS & Windows Mail App

It would be awesome if ProtonMial built apps for Windows and macOS just like on mobile. I feel that this is the missing gap for PM.

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      • Exotic_Code commented  · 

        make is cross-platform. Linux, MacOS, and Windows. maybe use Electron to develop it.

      • Maurilio Filho commented  · 

        In the GitHub I find many versions of Third-Parts os client for ProtonMail, with UI web.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Xamarin can be used to develop apps for all platforms.

      • Cindy commented  · 

        I agree. I have never liked depending on the internet while composing or reading email. I always like to download it to my computer or device first. I've often lived in areas where the internet is very poor or even unavailable except in public places. I would go to the wifi place, download the latest email, go home and read/write it privately.

        Even here in this developed country, in many places the internet often is slow or drops the connection. So it would be wonderful if I could get it downloaded to my Windows-based desktop.

      • Jon commented  · 

        I agree that ProtonMail needs an app for desktop.

        Just wrapping the site in something like electron.atom.io could perhaps be a solution?

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I agree - a Mac OS app would be great. The IOS app is really good - would be nice to have one for Mac

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        macOS and Windows app would be nice, but it would not be complete without Linux.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        This is an okay idea, but making a plugin for Thunderbird should be higher priority.

        Anyway, if you guys do do this, *please* make it free software (meaning libre!) And cross platform, of course!

      • Filip commented  · 

        Plugin for Mail.app or Airmail3 would be great. And probably much better than developing solid app.

      • Heather Clarke commented  · 

        Sure would love a protonmail app for computer.

      • Mauritz commented  · 

        I would love to use ProtonMail on a daily basis but without a native app for Windows it's problematic :/

      • Danie B commented  · 

        Agreed! A native OS X app would be terrific. The iOS app is amazing, would love a secure macOS app.

      • AxMi-24 commented  · 

        What we want is a native desktop client. No apps and especially no UWP app that locks it down to Win10. Win10 is a privacy nightmare so being forced to use it in order to use protonmail desktop would be somewhat self-defeating.

      • Rod commented  · 

        A Windows UWP app would be great as you should be able to cover all Windows platforms in one go i.e. desktop, tablet and phone. Yes, I am one of the minority who has all three.

      • Eric commented  · 

        Prefer a native MacOS app over the browser apps. While JS code is vetted by Protonmail developers...still JS seems less than optimal to use in conjunction with a browser.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Yes, I would immediately use this native app as well. In fact, a number of my friends (most of them developers) have said they would switch to PM, if native apps are released.

      • fuujin commented  · 

        That's my biggest concern.
        I will directly subscribe for premium account when this feature will come out.
        I'm old fashion, I need my MacOS App :-)

      • Moped Will commented  · 

        I can't imagine that it would be too terribly difficult to make a desktop version that is identical to the browser version, but that authenticates the same way as the iOS app. It would still be worth it to me if the macOS app cost $1-2 to buy.

      • Petr commented  · 

        macOS App in the App Store would be gorgeous!!!

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