Proton Mail today launched its Proton Calendar app for iPhone, a native app that allows iOS users to use the world’s largest encrypted email service as well as a calendar.
Encrypted mail for the rest of us
Proton Mail started in Switzerland in 2014 by scientists meeting at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). They want to build a private internet and their mail service is end-to-end encrypted, giving users more control of data. The company now offers mail, calendar, VPN, and cloud storage solutions.
If you think about it, calendars contain sensitive personal information. They are not just a list of events, but become complete records of people’s lives. That’s why Proton Calendar uses end-to-end encryption, which means no one, including Proton, can see or monetize your information without your permission.
Proton Calendar uses the same end-to-end encryption that Proton Mail and Proton Drive offer. Event titles, description, location, and participants are encrypted on your device before they reach Proton’s servers, meaning no one but you can access the data.
A complete calendar
Proton Calendar for iPhone offers a variety of features to help you stick to your schedule. These include personalized reminders, multiple calendar views, and event invites that are added automatically from Proton Mail, all protected by end-to-end encryption. Events sync across all your devices, you get a dark mode, and you can switch between different views whenever you need to.
what they say
Andy Yen, founder and CEO of Proton, said:
“Your calendar is much more than a list of appointments. It is a record of his life: who he has met, what he has done, and where he has been. You wouldn’t leave your journal open for all to see, but people have been left with no choice but to let big corporations control their special moments to inform their advertising. Services like Proton Mail and Proton Calendar provide an alternative to Gmail and other Google services, giving you control over your data online.”
[Also read: How to use App Privacy Report to monitor rogue apps]
The app is available for free on the app store. For those looking for more features (like extra features or 500GB of encrypted cloud storage), Proton is also running a Cyber Monday promotion. For a limited time, it’s offering up to 40% off Proton Mail Plus and Proton Unlimited plans, making it more affordable to protect emails and personal data with end-to-end encryption.
Please follow me on Twitter or Mastodon, or join me at AppleHolic’s bar & grill and Apple Discussions groups on MeWe.
Dear reader, this is just to let you know that as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.