Proton Calendar: Share events/invite people to events
I have started playing around with Proton Calendar in beta. It looks nice. I cannot see a way to share events to other people or invite them to an event (internally to other ProtonCal users or externally to people using other calendar services). Is this feature available? If not, is it in development?
Sending invitations and adding participants to events is available on Web and Android and is planned for iOS
Geordon VanTassle commented
Creating calendar items on iOS mobile app is fine, but I seriously need to be able to add participants from mobile, as well.
As it is, I have to create the item in the app then go to the web app to add any participants. This is very far from user friendly.
What is the timeline for this? We may have to go to another service if this doesn’t get added for iOS.
Please implement adding participants to events for iOS ASAP. This is a major barrier for adoption.
You say it's available. How? I don't see it.
We've been waiting for a while for anything around this, and I don't see a planned roadmap that is readily available for constant consumption QoQ or YoY.
Below is what I did to ensure my family transferred away from Google Calendars while waiting for Proton to catch up.
I hosted a nextcloud instance myself and installed the calendar extension to start. Proton bridge v2 is available to use to update any personal calendar syncing to the Proton cloud service (specifically calendar here), and according to the roadmap update from the CTO, v3 is planned for sometime before xmas.... We'll see if that becomes a reality or not. From there, I allowed my family members full edit to my calendar in nextcloud and then synced all settings to their mobile device using DAVx5.
This solution allows us to fully decouple from Google calendar while still having the benefits of Proton mail. Hopefully this helps others out there that are looking for a solution.
This is all done with a raspi 4 and functions fantastic for now.
@protonPMs, please update us on the progress of this item.
I like the feature where I buy a flight ticket and I can just add it automatically to google calendar.
I can invite people to events or edit an event on a browser, but not in the iOS app.
Yusuf M commented
Proton Calendar and hence Proton Mail is useless without CalDav. OK, so I can share my Proton calendar but can't do anything with it on another platform?
Use case example: My public transport planning app lets me create an .ics file from the desired connection. But at the moment I can't use the Android app of Proton Calendar to open the .ics file with or to import the .ics file. I'd like to switch from Outlook to Proton Calendar, but my use cases doesn't allow it.
The ability to share easily with other proton users is a must. As others have mentioned for families and businesses, this is a necessity. The ability to adjust share levels (i.e. view only, edit, etc) for events needs to be included. Once this and a desktop sync app is ready I can move fully over from Google. I tried once, but there was to much push back for lack of features.
I really like what I see in Proton mail, contacts and calendar. But there are other features I must have:
1. Shared contacts with other PM accounts
2. Shared calendars with other PM accounts
Same features with non-Proton Mail accounts are desirable, but not an absolute requirement.
In addition to one logon for the primary logon, in my case another trusted user who also has a protonmail account would need the one logon if offered.
EDIT capabilities across accounts (like a family shared calendar) is one of the most important things for me as a private user with family. This is one of the points why not all my family already switchted to proton mail, calendar and vpn.
Not just shared calendars but EDIT capabilities across accounts (like a family shared calendar), etc.
calendly Integration is a must!
Brent Russell commented
As the CTO of our organization I have chosen to use Protonmail for our organization. I am getting a lot of pushback from our team because of the lack of a calendar sharing feature. The organization will be leaving protonmail for something else unless we get this feature.
Will not be using Proton Calendar until share/invite capability is added. This should be basic and included in Beta.
Agreed. Until this feature is implemented its really hard to use the calendar for much beyond a personal day-timer/reminder. I totally get this product is in Beta but well, its been in Beta for over a year and needs to be pushed along with the Proton Mail Beta to a fully functional production rollout sooner then later.
In order to use Proton Calendar instead of gmail, and bring my family to using it as well, I would need two features:
- Ability to share calendars between two Proton Calendar users
- Ability to display the calendar in a weekly view
The Calendar presents nicely and is easy to use but add my vote to sharing, mobile and push/email notifications and not just the desktop. No one is always at a desk anymore. I really need to leave Gmail but I am used to what I now consider basic convenience features.