The makers of the popular email service ProtonMail have released an early beta version of their latest offering called ProtonCalendar. It’s a fully encrypted calendar application that’s currently available to the ProtonMail users with a paid plan.
Without naming anyone, Proton takes a dig on how big corporations “snoop on your calendar and use that information to inform their advertising.”
It claims that ProtonCalendar doesn’t track event information, such as event title, location, description, and people involved. All the data gets encrypted on the user’s device before being sent to Proton’s servers. This will also prevent third-parties from tracking user’s calendar activity.
How to use ProtonCalendar?
Eligible users can try the encrypted calendar web app in ProtonMail 4.0 beta. The ProtonCalendar option is available in the sidebar.
As the development progresses, the ProtonCalendar will integrate with the ProntonMail, and it will be tied to the ProtonDrive cloud storage as well. Speaking of other platforms, ProtonCalendar apps for Android and iOS will be released sometime in 2020.
Now, one of the biggest benefits of Google Calendar is that it’s offered for free. Here, Proton says that a basic version of ProtonCalendar will be available for free after the official release. The calendar is currently in early beta, and the users can submit their feedback using the Report bug option.
The new calendar adds to Proton’s arsenal of apps and services focused on the hottest buzzwords right now: Privacy and Security. The company is trying to create an entire suite that can serve as an alternative for those wanting to part ways from Google.