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
I'm stunned that drive does not currently support the 2nd point. While we can share a link, we can hardly share files to collaborate working in different locations. This is massive draw back & I really hope Proton is able to take this feedback seriously.
Also I would love to ditch google drive in favour of Proton Drive, but the reason I can't is the slow transfers. I need to share large media files typically larger than 1GB, but no matter how or what device I try it from I can't upload them faster than about 2 or 3 Mbps. Unless that changes then for me it's moot whether I can sync with Proton Drive or not.
Agree, so long as it's not restricted to one type of phone only. I still don't understand why iOS is usually catered to first when there are more than double the number of Android users. Time and again, developers only support iOS at the expense of the larger Android market. I'm in pro audio and it happens all the time there too, they only develop an iPad version of an app simple enough to run perfectly well on cheap Android devices.
So by all means I agree with these features but please don't restrict the app to one mobile OS!
FOR LINUX! FEATURES PARITY!
I echo this, but please design it for Linux as well. I also use KDE like a user below, but it should ideally be available for all major, recent iterations of linux
and simple text files creation (.txt and .md)
Same for me: this is pretty mandatory functionality to migrate from our current cloud services (OneDrive, Nextcloud self hosted). The lack of this kind of functionality is holding me back to switch to Proton with both my family users, as well as my businesses.
Agree with everyone, is mega critical feature!!!
Andrew Maggs commented
The absolute most critical feature must be desktop sync like, OneDrive, Google Drive, iCloud, DropBox and just about every other cloud provider supports. I used to use BoxCryptor with OneDrive until BoxCryptor abandoned its customers when it sold out to DropBox and have switched to Proton Drive which is great, but manual download, edit and upload is just such a painful workflow.
Agree! (except IOS app). Waiting for this to happend I stick to kdrive from Infomaniak
George Hutchings commented
Desktop Sync is an absolute must. When can we expect this to be available?
Jake Kelley commented
When is this feature coming? Desktop Sync. It was on the roadmap for end of 2022 but I've heard nothing. Considering switching back to Microsoft for OneDrive at this rate.
Proton Team - can we PLEASE get an update? You've been silent on it from what I've seen.
Amen. This is absolutely necessary if I'm to upgrade my Drive. Until there is a MacOS client, I'm not going to be able to use Proton Drive for my work.
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.