Proton Contacts mobile app
Yesterday I used Google Contacts (and/or the default Huawei contacts) app on my Android phone.
Tomorrow, I will use the secure and lovely Proton Contacts app for Android (and possibly iOS - there are probably iOS users who would want this, too).
From this Proton Contacts app, I will also be able to do my regular calls, browse call logs, see favourite contacts and groups for contacts, and utilize a search function for it all.
Please strongly consider making this tomorrow today, Proton Team <3
This is a definite must, keep contacts synced to Proton is a nightmare right now. We need mobile OS sync contacts.
Not to mention, the entirety of contact management on Proton sucks. There doesn't seem to be any thought put into it at all.
Jonathan G commented
If I could give this more votes I would. I am desperate for this to be a reality, it's critical for me.
Jonathan G commented
Seamless contact/vcard sync across platforms - from adding a contact to your mobile to it appearing in the autocomplete for emails. This would be incredibly useful as I often get contacts when i'm out with just my mobile - it would save me a lot of headache if there was some way for proton to automatically import them to my drive/account straight away.
I suspect this would also reduce friction for new users, and overall it would significantly improve the user experience.
Ken M. Haggerty commented
It's really incredible how bad almost every contacts / address book app is. I know the stock Apple contacts app is pretty tightly coupled to iOS, so I'm sure it's a challenge to build something better that still works as expected within how iOS does things.
There are just so many seemingly basic things that it seems like no other contacts app does properly, e.g.:
- Keeping track of old information for a contact (e.g., past addresses, past phone numbers, defunct email addresses, etc.)
- Allowing for multiple current jobs
- Multiple profile pictures
- Sharing phone numbers or emails between multiple contacts (e.g., landlines, office lines, commercial email addresses)
- Keeping track of key dates for individual contacts (e.g., upcoming events, travel)
- Dedicated contact types for chat bots, 2FA texts, businesses, receipts, etc.
- Public shared non-editable contacts + info for known entities & senders (e.g., businesses, companies, apps/services), just like caller ID or Yelp
- Tighter integration with social media and third-party accounts
- Recent communications with a person (e.g., emails, texts)
I could go on and on.
Olivier Thomas commented
I would like to see a Contacts app not only on iOS but also on the Mac. Currently it is buried in ProtonMail which makes it really awkward to search for a simple phone number...
Olivier S commented
Hello, I would like to get a Proton app that works like Google's "Contacts" app. So, an application that can add contacts without having to be connected to the internet. An application with which we can manage our ProtonMail contacts and also our telephone contacts, like on a Google account.
I am bought in to your services, because I wanted to leave Google behind this would really help
+1 for this. I am currently in the process of converting over from Google to Proton. The number one limitation I am finding atm is the lack of contacts functionality. Please look at getting this on the roadmap.
This is one of the best ever ideas for Proton ecosystem. At present, contacts are buried in protonmail on Android rendering it pretty low on the usefulness scale, an app with the ability to call out from or text or email directly from the contact would be e-heaven. Please prioritise this. Thank you Proton and keep up all the amazing work your are doing, you are leading the way on everything you do.
One of the most important things:
Google has too much Information about our contacts!
I nearly save everything in my contacts:
Favorite song, birthday, number, address.. and so on.
This should be a secret.
The contacts app could also be synchronised with Proton Mail. So it's easy to send a mail.
Even from a computer.
Move the contacts list from Proton Mail to its own app or to Proton Pass.
I agree. I would also like the application to be registered as proper contact provider with Android, Windows, iOS ...
David Garcia commented
The main problem with the Proton Contacts app is not the Web interface per se but the necessity to synchronise your contacts with your iPhone/Android device, as their native apps won't keep your contacts data encrypted.
To have a smooth transition from my Google Account to Proton, having a way to sync my contacts automatically seems to be a requirement/necessity. Still, I would expect it to keep my data secure, so it also needs a way to sync with my device contacts or integrate with the Phone, SMS and (probably) messaging apps (such as WhatsApp, Telegram or Signal).
Ryan Jarvis commented
Is this feature planned Proton?
Harlan Goan commented
Proton Contacts standalone app is so needed. It is currently buried in mail and not convenient for "real-day" access when time is of the essence. Bring the app, please.
Robert Loidse commented
I need an IOS contacts app ASAP. Very irksome to have to go through Proton email on an iphone or ipad just to get to a contact. Please…. Pretty please? Also WHEN are we going to see Calendar and Contacts a default choice in iOS settings?
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 the below header. If we store all our contacts under Proton, I also want to have control over pricing in the longer term!
LONG TERM Plans - LIFETIME Plans !!!
Nicolas Dahm commented
This, or like in Outlook, the ability to "sync contacts" in the protonmail app to have them appear in Android contacts !!!!!
Marc Kuniansky commented
Yeah this is pretty critical, especially as Proton is clearly trying to make an ecosystem that competes with google. A Contacts app that integrates with Email and with Calendar (for showing birthdays) would be the biggest missing link right now that would make it possibly to fully move off of google and onto proton.
Christopher LaPlante commented
STOP EVERYTHING ELSE and get this done FIRST!