Just in time for the new year, ProtonMail is adding a new encrypted calendar to its service for paid users. ProtonMail is known for its encrypted mail service that provides end-to-end encryption to protect your data. It is a more secure alternative to services like Gmail and Yahoo Mail which sells your private info to advertisers. But the company is obviously focused on privacy and is continuing the trend with a new encrypted calendar system.
ProtonMail Announces ProtonCalendar
It’s called ProtonCalendar and is currently in beta. It’s available to paid ProtonMail users. But in the future, the company plans to make it available for free users of the service – after it leaves beta.
In its blog post, the company notes that security is its top priority when organizing your life online. “We believe everyone has the right to plan dinner with friends without announcing to Google who will attend.”
ProtonCalendar is using the same end-to-end encryption that ProtonMail does. So just like with mail, you can expect that you can keep track of your plans while keeping the data secure and private.
With ProtonCalendar, you can now quickly arrange your life and plan your events in a convenient, secure way. It uses the same end-to-end encryption that ProtonMail does, ensuring that no one, not even ProtonMail, can access your schedule except you.
The company also notes that users of the service can expect ProtonDrive. It will allow you to privately store and share your files online. The post notes:
And soon, you will be able to privately save and share documents to the cloud with ProtonDrive. Our mission is to create an Internet that serves you and doesn’t require you to hand over your personal data to governments or corporations.
Currently, ProtonCalendar is available online only. However, the company plans on launching dedicated apps for Android and iOS later this year.
We have written about the benefits of using encrypted online services like ProtonMail to help keep your data secure. Data mining and advertising is a multi-billion dollar a year business. The more you do to keep your data private on an internet that is constantly tracking you the better.