The creators of the popular email service Protonmail, they have just release a beta version of the new ProtonCalendar encrypted calendar. New service calendar, created to compete with its respective services Google, is currently available to ProtonMail users using a paid version of ProtonMail.
As Proton states, without naming a specific one company, there are many companies that "puncture your calendar and use this information to improve their advertising techniques".
He claims that ProtonCalendar does not keep track of your information, such as event titles, location, description, and attendees. All data is encrypted in device before being sent to Proton servers. In this way, third parties are also not allowed to monitor their calendar activity user.
How to use ProtonCalendar?
Users who are currently able to test the encrypted calendar application can do so in ProtonMail 4.0 beta. The ProtonCalendar option is available on the sidebar.
Once the service is completed, it will be integrated into ProtonMail and linked to the ProtonDrive repository. As for its availability on other platforms, ProtonCalendar will be released for Android and iOS sometime in 2020.
One of its biggest benefits Google Calendar, is that it is offered for free. Proton also says the basic version of ProtonCalendar will be available for free after the service's official release. However, the calendar is currently undergoing a trial and users can comment on it using the Error Report option.
The new calendar adds to Proton's application and services arsenal, which focuses on two main concepts: Personal Data Protection and Security. The company is trying to create an entire suite that can serve as an alternative for those who want to leave Google.