Proton Drive, a secure and encrypted cloud storage service, has launched its macOS app, allowing Mac users to sync and access their files from their desktop.
Proton Drive, a secure and encrypted cloud storage service developed by Proton, the company behind ProtonMail and ProtonVPN, has launched its macOS app, allowing Mac users to sync and access their files from their desktop
The app is available for download from the Proton website.
What is Proton Drive?
Proton Drive is a cloud storage service offering end-to-end encryption, ensuring that only the user can access and decrypt their files. Even Proton or any third party can’t see or tamper with them. It also encrypts file metadata, such as file name, size, and creation date, providing an extra layer of privacy and security. Integrated with other Proton services like ProtonMail and ProtonCalendar, users can seamlessly store and share files across different platforms.
What are the features of the macOS app?
The Proton Drive macOS app offers several features:
- Sync Any Folder: Users can sync any folder between their Mac desktop and the cloud.
- Offline Access: Access files offline, with automatic syncing of changes when the device is online.
- Drag and Drop: Supports drag and drop functionality for easy file upload and download.
- Dark Mode: Adapts to the system theme of the Mac for a comfortable viewing experience.
- Touch ID Support: Allows users to unlock the app with their fingerprint.
How to download and use the macOS app?
To download the Proton Drive macOS app:
- Ensure you have a Proton account and a Proton Drive subscription.
- Create a free account for 1 GB of storage or upgrade to a paid plan for additional features.
- Download the app from the Proton website or the Proton Drive web app.
- Sign in with your Proton credentials, select folders to sync, and access files from the app’s menu bar icon or the Finder sidebar.
What are the benefits of using the macOS app?
Using the Proton Drive macOS app offers several advantages:
- Desktop Access: Sync and access files directly from your desktop without opening a browser or web app.
- Optimized Performance: Enjoy faster and smoother performance, optimized for the Mac operating system and hardware.
- Space Saving: Save device space by downloading only the necessary files, not the entire cloud storage.
- Enhanced Security: Protect files and privacy with encryption before uploading to the cloud and decryption only on the device.
What are the future plans for Proton Drive?
Proton Drive is in beta, with plans to add more features and improvements:
- File Sharing and Collaboration: Share files and collaborate with others.
- Version History and Trash: Restore previous file versions and recover deleted files.
- More File Types and Formats: Support for photos, videos, music, and documents.
- Expanded Platform Support: Availability on Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS.