A few functions are important for me to use ProtonDrive:
1. Sync files automatically from my laptop
2. Share files with others for working together from different locations
3. An IOS app (like ProtonMail) for using my files on the phone
The roadmap is encouraging. (https://proton.me/blog/proton-drive-roadmap)
For me migrating off of DropBox & Google is dependent on having MacOS & Windows clients. Looking forward to seeing this deployed.
We definitely need a Windows integration too...!
So when is the macOS integration is coming?
Hilary R. commented
It needs to have the equivalent of Google Docs and Sheets. If Skiff can do it (end-to-end encrypted) then I don't see why Proton can't.
Andrew Boos-Hartig commented
If i can sync files or connect via SSH so it can be used as a terminal interface or added as a path for network storage to provide similar functionality then i would use proton drive constantly.
Robert S. commented
Proton drive absolutely useless to me without the ability to sync files across my devices.
Honestly, there are already a lot of good sync clients available already. If you only made available one of the protocols already supported by rclone, you could save a lot of work on the client and Proton Drive would actually become useful.
Mark Gardner commented
Those of you following this idea should look at the recently-published Proton Drive roadmap: https://proton.me/blog/proton-drive-roadmap
Come on guys! I know you can make this happen 👍
P. Mainardi commented
As an iPad and Windows PC user, I would like to see a full integration of the app with productivity apps (Word, Excel,PDF Expert, etc...) similar to Microsofts' OneDrive. At the moment, with only a browser interface, Proton Drive does not meet my needs.
Edmund Laugasson commented
Well, Linux client is necessary, indeed. But not all users are using GNOME as a desktop environment, although GNOME Online accounts should definitely include Proton accounts. Also KDE has its own Online Accounts inside Control Panel and Proton account support would be good addition also there. Moreover, today KDE is quite resource-efficient. E.g. empty system took ~718 MB of RAM with KDE 5 Plasma desktop with EndeavourOS.
Christian Taillon commented
Interested in ProtonDrive for Linux.
If resources were made available, the open-source community may be able to come up with a solution. Many here also mentioned insync collaboration as well. This could be a way to boost both of your customer bases.
Finally, in this guy's opinion, collaboration and integration with GNOME via the GNOME Online Accounts would allow you to easily support and advertise to a Privacy and Security-minded community.
Many potential customers may be self-hosting NextCloud.
Sync via WebDAV +1
Casey Gibson commented
A MacOS and Windows desktop client is the main thing blocking me from replacing One Drive with Proton Drive. iOS app is working great 👍
Garrett Davies commented
Please Proton, you guys are fighting the good fight but a fella needs to have file manager syncing. As much as I hate to admit it; Microsoft has a VERY good template for how to handle it. That kind of integration with Nautilus and Dolphin would be next level.
Syncing is really really critical. An app would be very helpful but without syncing its just storage and not really useful. As an example i can't actually store my writing on Proton Drive because it has to sync with my writing app. It needs a location and a url doesn't cut it.
At the very least, a way to SFTP files up. Some way to Cloud Sync up is a must-have. Ideally, in a way for something like Synology or TrueNAS cloud sync processes to send files automatically.
Yeah, it's not usable until there's a desktop sync app. This is critical.
After that, having android and iOS apps will make it very convenient. This is important.
As an example use case; if I can take a photo or screenshot on my phone while I'm out, go home and boot up my computer and see that it's already in the proper folder, we're working.
Another example use case; if I can write a resume or similar important document on my computer, shut it down without manually doing anything else, go out, I see a sign somewhere that says they're hiring, I can pull out my phone, go to the most recent version of my resume, and send it to them via email or however they want it.
Dave E commented
Unless there's a desktop sync app Proton Drive is a no-go to me. I've been a Visionary user since it's inception and have tried moving Gigabytes of files from OneDrive to Proton Drive using the web interface. The slow upload speeds limited by Proton Drive and slow file check process after upload makes this impossible to use for me. Need a desktop sync app. I would not have released this out of beta without it.
Dear Proton Team,
Your Proton Drive product looked appealing until I saw there is no sync client. In my use case it is completely useless.
I need to be able to manage files from my file explorer, command line of any OS I'm using (Windows, Linux, MAC).
A great service with a poor usability. That's so sad !