Desktop Bridge application
I do not keep my browser open all the time, and as I primarily use my laptop for on-the-go computing, I do not always have an Internet connection available. Even with a desktop computer on home WiFi or a smart phone, (rare) issues do sometimes occur with my carrier/Internet provider that prevent Internet access for short or extended periods.This makes integration with existing PIM (personal information management) applications crucial, both for access to event notifications even in those few rare moments where I do not have Internet access, and for the ability to sync up my calendars when I regain access to the Internet.
Ideally, a Proton Calendar Bridge application would support both CalDAV and WebDAV for maximum compatibility with PIM applications, though I would consider CalDAV to be the absolute minimum as most PIM applications will support this out-of-box.
I can have polished and smart experience in desktop environments if the Calender Bridge was done. It is just grindy to open browsers just for nothing but checking/modifying your calenders.
A native desktop app would be nice, integration in Thunderbird even nicer.
I am currently using the original Proton Calendar App through the Windows Subsystem for Android on my desktop, Maybe that's an interim solution for you, too?
I've been trying to use it as-is, but without the ability to integrate it like you can many other calendar services, it's really useless.
Vu Dú commented
To me this is the only feature that prevents me from using Proton Calendar. I use Outlook at work and need to switch to Proton calendar on the web regularly for personal use. I need to be able to use one application.
For me this is also crucial to even concider using it. At the moment I store my calendar events in ETE Sync, bt it is super buggy - searching for an alternative I found none so far.
As we have already the bridge installed, making the contacts, calendars and drive functionality accessable for mac, linux and windows desktop applications (aka iCal and contacts app) would be really a big step foreward in replacing the dependency on big tech.
Also for android and ios of course ;).
As I'm using Thunderbird it would be great to have that Bridge functionality, that encrypts those CalDAV WebDav stuff (I'm not a Techi, I do not know what happens exactly).
But it should not be an extra Bridge but the already existing Bridge that can handle this encrypted calendar from Proton.
Outlook Desktop integration is crucial
David L. commented
There are quite a few different suggestions for this feature, expressed in different terms, but a lot of people would like Proton Calendar supported by a application for Windows or Linux instead of needing to rely on a browser.