Proton Docs which would be similar to GoogleDocs
Proton mail needs some collaborative word processor and spreadsheet in a drive where people can securely work on it but only the person who owns the files can keep them and no one can download them or copy them.
Franz A. commented
ProtonDocs would be a wonderful addition to all the other products from ProtonMail I already use!
Adam Bauernfeind commented
I think its a very good idea, and with this, I would be freed from (almost) all google products completely.
Kerry Panchoo commented
We can start of with a simple rich ext editor that has basic formatting much like whats in the email system. What would be extremely useful is a wikistyle versioning and revision system. Something similar to confluence in Atlassian's Jira
s h commented
Allow for users who have access to a folder or documents on drive to edit real time and share with other users. Same functionality as google sheets.
Example: Update a timeline(Gantt chart) .XLS in Proton Drive and it updates for everyone else with a notification that there has been changes.
Feature with much usability!
Would be great to have a doc/exl-like files preview and editing option (espacially for paying users)
Keisha phillips commented
I found this post very interesting and informative. Thank you for sharing your special thoughts with us. I definitely share this with my peeps.
Also... there seems to be a problem with downloading pictures uploaded from my phone in that when I try to then bulk download them from Drive to my PC I have to rename each file as a .jpg before my PC can open them. Don't know what that is about or if anyone else is experiencing this problem.
This is a must have development for me without a doubt. There is much debate on here about devs for Proton but the key ones for me are
Edit docs direct in cloud
Develop the calendar so that the task view can act as a 'to-do' list with being able to mark items as done so that I don't have to use another supplier who I don't trust.
Introduce a password manager. I know there are competing products and I have looked at them but I don't really trust them as there are too many tick boxes saying I have to allow them to track web history etc. This would seem to be an integral fit with Proton's offering of a private web and avoiding hacks and scams etc. too. Suggestions for the best one to use in the meantime though would be greatly appreciated.
I previously thought that a secure browser too was a good idea but frankly firefox does this really well already and it seems a big thing to introduce when there are other features and developments which are more important.
Overall though, Proton must grow and expand its product suite otherwise other organisations will overtake...
Beyond all this there are many other options and ideas but they need to come later.
I agree! Accessing and working on documents dircetly on ProtonDrive from wherever and from different devices would help a lot! Thanks!
I would like the same. And would move our small company emails and drive over to proton.
Having come to loathe all the standard privacy invasive options the web has grown up with being able to edit documents in the cloud would be a superlative functionality addition. I think this would sit extremely well within the proton product.
Came here to make this suggestion. I don't so much care about collaborating with others in documents but I use google drive for stuff like maintaining my CV, if I could do that in proton drive (open edit and save a document) then it's an instant win and I might finally be able to remove myself from yet another google service
Zoltan Vigh commented
Came to post this. Once protonmail offers documents that can be collaborated by different users like google drive / docs / sheets, we will no longer have to depend on google for any of their products or services.
Thank You PM for beginning to introduce a Drive; but as others have mentioned it hasn't many of the practical features needed for day to day collaborative work.
I'm in favor of there being an alternative so people can cut loose of Google drive (or One Drive) completely.
As it is I will need to continue to keep a gmail account (or one drive for some) in order to share with others the documents we are mutually editing; yet maintain a PM account for a domain email address and the security benefits enjoyed with PM.
Not necessary imo. I think this is very out of scope for what Proton Drive needs to be.
This is a daunting task. I already found missing features in Google Docs and I'm not even an advanced spreadsheeter (as a matter of fact, I'm a beginner).
I'd love this, though. I just fear it would end up being a worse contender to Google Docs or something full fledged as Libre Office and you'd end up using one of those anyway.
If they can pull it off, I'd definitely use it! But it has to be compatible with a workflow that mixes between offline, collaboration and different file types etc. It should also be smart and allow for extensions.
What about focusing on the ground work for open source projects? Making the security core and the open source community could create apps and programs like these? Someone mentioned CryptPad. Could this team collaborate with Proton? Or could they fork the project?
I keep track of my finances on google sheets and use google docs to write/edit papers and now I want to keep track of my tutoring clients. I would like to move all this off of google because I don't trust them with my information. wondering if you could offer a comparable product
agreed :) +1