Proton Drive really needs the ability to sync desktop files automatically. This post focuses on a Linux client for Proton Drive.
Marko Zovko commented
Not having a native linux drive app is the only thing preventing me from buying full ultimate version.
I really like linux and proton but this is just unbareable, like having to go through the webapp or use some semi reverse engineerd drive https://rclone.org/protondrive/. I haven't tested rclone yet but it might work but still I need an app or at least a service I can configure to sync my files with proton, the app is secondary.
Dear Proton Team
Is it really true that this didn't yet make into the "PLANNED" items?
It is the second-most wanted feature at the time of writing, and above both the currently "PLANNED" ones (one of which has only 16 votes).
It would be really useful to understand why it is not a priority, given the support it has on the "official" customer voice collection community.
Is it a major technical challenge (that would greatly surprise me...)?
Proton i know you will make one !
with the increasing popularity of linux this should be a no-brainer
same here visionary and linux users, using only 5% of the drive because of the lack of client on linux.
Jim Kinnibrugh commented
Use of Linux is growing according to the Dutch company which supplied my desktop computer and they attribute this to a growing awareness of the security and privacy issues with proprietary OSs and growing support for the principles of FOSS. This chimes with the principles of Proton and I feel there is a need for Proton to give more weight to meeting the needs of Linux users and not just in respect of Proton Drive.
I look forward to a Proton app which allows access to all the Proton services and to a growing awareness of Proton among Linux users and a stronger association between Proton and Linux in the minds of all.
Jim French commented
Currently paying for full tier subscription and not making efficient use of proton drive due to non-compatibility with GNU/Linux . Please add client support . If you treat security seriously the Linux client sound have been release FIRST not still waiting after windows and macOS, even a basic CLI would be fine
Jef Verelst commented
Totally agree with the comments below.
If you expect us to consciously select a storage solution, you can expect us to make a conscious choice of OS as well. So please, Linux client!
many privacy conscious users run linux - will offer key functionality to core users.
I have proton Unlimited, partly because i saw that Proton Drive for Linux is on the roadmap.
For a privacy focused company, Linux should be a priority!
Proton Drive is useless without a desktop client. No real security is possible outside of Linux.
A desktop client is necessary for Proton Drive being useful. A command line tool would be totally sufficient!
As of November 27th, Proton updated their blog purging any mention of a developing a Linux client. Do not purchase a premium plan unless you know what you’re getting into.
Alicia De Vlinder commented
I would already be using Proton Drive if there were a Linux client. I gladly pay for Proton's much appreciated security and privacy, now using mainly e-mail. I'd rather not work around it with third party solutions. I prefer to put my trust where it is earned, and Proton has earned it!
I agree with others. I would use Proton Drive in a heartbeat if there was a Linux client.
Bernd Queck commented
I agree with the others here. For me it's very important to have a Linux Sync Client. When i am traveling i need my Files offline. So please bring a Linux Desktop Client.
I was really surprised when I read that there is no Linux client for Proton drive. I was just about to pay because everything else sounds very good. But if there is no real support for Linux users and you ignore all these people commenting here, then no... I mean look at the Linux communities, these are exactly the people you want to reach with "privacy by default", right? Why would you ignore them?
Quinn B commented
I am a visionary subscriber but frankly I don't know how much longer I'm going to keep paying if they keep ignoring Linux.
I don't understand why Linux support is even a question for a supposedly privacy focused open-source company. Any time they make a desktop app they should plan for Windows, Linux, and MacOS support from the start. Just like planning for Android and iOS on mobile. We shouldn't have to beg for it.
Uccelli Danilo commented
It's very important for me to be able to automate the synchronization of a Linux folder.
I use mainly Linux Mint Cinnamon.
Eduardo Hurtado commented
Why not? I have been a paid user for years and I am surprised that a client for Linux is not in your plans, I continue paying for OneDrive only because I cannot use Proton Drive on Linux, please focus on this client since it is essential.