Proton Mail desktop app
A proton mail client protonmail that combine all the features and design from the proton web UI and allows the user to synchronise other mailboxes.
I feel like a much better use of Proton's resources would be to make improvements to Proton Bridge where needed, and make it more obvious to less-tech-savvy users that web apps are an option.
I could be wrong, but I would guess that many of the 3000+ votes in support of this feature would be perfectly content with a progressive web app, which Proton Mail, Calendar, and Drive already support, it just isn't obvious to the less tech-savvy user. All Proton needs to do to rectify this is add a button to the web client itself that says "Install to desktop" and call it a day.
There are definitely some things that a true desktop app would be great for, but with excellent web app support already in place, and Proton Bridge as an option, the added value of a desktop app, in my opinion, would not be worth the cost to develop at this point. I'd rather see Proton focus on getting their current offerings caught up in functionality with competing products.
I have upvoted this one! Good idea.
Can we also think about asking Proton for long-term paid plans instead of the short 24 months one. I have created a petition under this header:
LONG TERM Plans - LIFETIME Plans !!!
A native desktop client (also Mac) would be important. If necessary an Electron app is better than nothing…
Linux app !
I hope they create app for mac os
Mike Caporali commented
I find the bridge unreliable on my windows 10 PC. I frequently have to delete and re add the account to get my emails. Many times I get multiple copies of the same email, other times the new emails don't arrive. I've pretty much given up on the bridge and use the web. I would certainly prefer a desktop app. Hopefully I could integrate my other emails into the proton app.
Steph M commented
Bridge doesn't work seamlessly for me. I'd love to see a centralized desktop app!
[Deleted User] commented
For those who regularly clear their browser cache and use 2FA an app (such as a PWA) which allows you to stay logged in while clearing cache is very useful. As well, you can integrate security with biometric login (like on the phones).
Would like to see the proton iPad mail app to be allowed to run on the M1 MAC.
I would be totally for this since it's not a big move to make the iOS app into a Mac desktop app with little development.
Alisa Lindsay commented
I have stopped using ProtonBridge for now because with Windows 11, it often requires me to log back into it.
We really need a true ProtonMail desktop application for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Like a better version of Outlook made by ProtonMail that integrates both email and calendar into one easy to use application!
Eric Nicholls commented
I beg to differ. I feel they should have a better integration with GNOME and KDE.
Just make a Desktop Shortcut No app needed.
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Ed K commented
I disagree. I'd rather have the Proton devs sped their time on the security and services and not re-inventing another email client. The bridge, like anything else in life, has a bit of a learning curve and works quite well with Thunderbird.
It would be interesting to have the bridge integrated into one of the many fine email clients, in the way Enigmail plugin was and now OpenPGP is integrated into Thunderbird.
J Miller commented
Its would also allow for the protonmail to be set as the default mail!!
Miguel Guhlin commented
A long-time user of tools like Thunderbird, Eudora Lite, etc., the bridge works great to secure my email as I move it in bulk from providers such as Gmail and Google Workspace. Forwarding a few hundred or thousand emails to ProtonMail is a pain, but the Proton Bridge works great. If a desktop app were to be developed, it would have to support other email providers. Learning to implement the Bridge isn't that difficult if you know how to configure your email client for email these days...sheesh, figuring out IMAP ports, SMTP, can be a pain in itself. ProtonBridge makes it work quite well. -An Everyday user of ProtonBridge
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Brodie Kurczynski commented
I do not support this idea. The current website is fantastic and I would love to see further improvements to that. Adding the overhead of developing a dedicated desktop app would take away resources from other efforts. Plus, the bridge allows the use of existing desktop mail apps.
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