Sync contacts, calendars, and notes with native mobile apps
To sync with your cell phone and email - iphone calendar, contacts, and notes.
ProtonMail offers encrypted contacts for both web and mobile applications (https://protonmail.com/blog/encrypted-contacts-manager/). Calendar and note functionality will be released in the future.
Proton Contacts for the possibility to make calls directly is needed, import - export - sync, and maybe chat in the app would be fantastic.
I strongly disagree with this statement: "ProtonMail offers encrypted contacts for both web and mobile applications"
I will give you that it exists in some form, but it might as well not in its current state. It no where near functionally complete nor usable, especially on mobile devices.
Many things are lacking, such as functional contact cards.
- not every contact card is for a person, sometimes it is for a business/organization (being able to use the "organization" field as contact name/title without duplicating to other fields)
- limit on how many email addresses are allowed to be entered per contact
- system integration/access (what use are contacts in Proton when you have to manage an entirely separate list on your phone and computer; what use is the Bridge when the contact list isn't accessible)
On the web GUI, yes, access was made easier, but that is merely a quick access not a full fledged address book.
I suggest getting with the people over at Etesync. They managed to create encrypted contact and calendar with sync and system integration, so we know it can be done.
Proton Contacts is not currently feasible for everyday use on mobile. It is very difficult to access contacts in the mail app, particularly for users that have a lot of folders and tags, and the lack of integration with your device contacts means you cannot access your Proton contacts in any of your calling or messaging apps, which defeats the purpose of having a contacts list. Please improve Proton Contacts!
Fair enough, in the web GUI, contacts are easy to access. But way too complicated in Android: Open Mail, open Settings, scroll down to More... In the Mail beta, even that option is gone...
Easiest would be to provide a Contacts home screen shortcut
A secure encrypted note service, to replace services a Onenote or Evernote
Would be great if you can add a 2nd street address line as field (often there is a building, street etc)
Ragners Here commented
Please do this so i can throw Google
Luca F Demichelis commented
We NEED the calendar for iOS. Like we need it yesterday. I have been a supporter since the early days, but we cannot use the product without a iOS calendar app.
Hello ProtonTeam, Is there an update on the Notes feature? A projected date when beta users can at least start to test?
As a paid user, it makes it difficult to justify continuing paying for services when there is little communication on items that are requested. ProtonMail has done many wonderful things in the last few years, but the basic requests seemed to be continuously put after an urgent/flashy request is made.
Thank you for continuing your efforts to make privacy available to all.
No way how to use the contacts on the phone see who is calling? Thats not a good implementation. As you said, privacy should be part of the product on the background not obstructing basic functions, but at this moment, we are missing the basic functions. As a paying of the Pro tier, I must say I expected this to be implemented already.
So is there a roadmap when we can expect contacts useful with phones, notes and calendar?
Please get the note functionality added! Currently using draft emails but that doesn't work well. Just get something basic added ASAP that you can add functionality to later. This is a key aspect of an enclosed ecosystem of infosec.
Waiting to get synchronization work this way with ProtonMail so I can throw Gshit completely.
I would love (and I am currently looking for) to be able to sync my contacts, events and notes with my phone (iOS or Android) contacts/calendar/notes native apps.
Using Proton Calendar on IOS would be enormously helpful!
The functionality provided by the app is not what is needed.
What is needed is syncing with phone contacts and calendars.
Jan Szeneri commented
I would like to see some sort of basic office suite, as well. Noticed I am not the only one interested. That would be worth paying for.
Is the contact going (is already) working to sync contacts with the phone? I would like to completely drop the contacts in the google account, but when I add another contact I have no option to add it to the protonmail contact list.
As a paying customer I was just a little disappointed learning that there was no calendar for IOS only Android? An IOS calendar would make the migration process a whole lot simpler. So I really hope for an IOS calendar function arriving soon. + notes. :)
Ed Fig commented
I would like to see notes in my email client. It would be a great feature, better than sending myself an email so I can read something small (like a note) on another machine.
James Hutto commented
Excited to be a new member of Protonmal/VPN/Drive. I'll be looking for the calendar. Thanks to the Proton Team!