Linux Client for Syncing
Proton Drive really needs the ability to sync desktop files automatically. This post focuses on a Linux client for Proton Drive.
I need this if I ever want to use proton drive properly. Manually dragging and dropping is... okay... but automatically syncing and being able to save files "directly" into the cloud (or into a synced folder) is worth so much with my workflows
Adrian Rohner commented
a must have! especially if you are serious about all the open source talk :). Joke aside, I would really appreciate such an app and definitely migrate my existing tresor-drive solution.
Same here this feature is critical of I want to migrate from my nextcloud instance
A linux sync client is the only feature holding me back from upgrading to the unlimited plan.
Proton team you are awesome. A little step more please !
Rodson Matos commented
That's the only reason I didn't upgrade my account yet, but I don't know if this could create some kind of security issue. Nevertheless, it's a must have feature.
The value in encrypted cloud storage really is as a central hub for data that users want to edit / view across their devices. Drag / drop / upload / download is not convenient or user friendly. I am paying for security AND convenience.
Alberto Ruiz commented
I would be subscribing to Proton Unlimited if it wasn't for the lack of a Dropbox like sync client on Linux
Visionary here. Come on Linux Drive for Linux is mandatory. What is the holdup? I have all these tools I pay for and cannot use them.
There is no excuse that there is not already a Linux AppImage already made for Drive to be able to sync.
Brian Scholl commented
Long time paid subscriber and the lack of this feature has me looking for other solutions :(
This is what is needed to get rid of OneDrive and DropBox!
Why pay for a service if I can't access it from my work machines? This is critical to me.
Absolutely essential. Essentially unusable without automatic syncing via a desktop client.
My operating system is Linux, this application is a vital tool for me, managing all my files from the browser takes time; I have to download and re-upload
Martín P. commented
I am a visionary user and in my opinion this is critical.
Any idea on time frame for this?
Javier Jenkins commented
Without a Linux client this service is essentially useless to me
I am hesitating to subscribe to the paid version because this feature is missing
Frederik Dewanckele (FD-Computers) commented
I am paying client and I critically need folder sync for linux.
Chris Hobcroft commented
As an avid user of open source software, it feels strange to me that Proton Mail doesn't have a client integrated into Linux.
It feels almost like a perfect place would be in Ubuntu's "Online Accounts" plugin, which already allows configuration of Google, Microsoft, Flickr, etc.
Failing that, some kind of service that can run in the background, and allow selection of which folders to sync to the local hard drive, and where - kinda like how Google Drive Sync used to work on Windows.
I mean, the integration with Proton Drive that automatically happens on some Android file explorers (com.android.documentsui) is really neat, and slick and convenient... and there really does need to be an open source option to do this on laptop/desktop environment.
Patrick Schneeweis commented
Without a Linux client this service is essentially useless to me. I signed up for a paid account with extra storage assuming that an open-source friendly company would have at least a basic Linux client available...total waste of money. Will not be renewing if a client is not available at renewal time.