Proton Drive Cloud Storage Now Available for Mac Users

Proton Drive Cloud Storage Now Available for Mac Users

In a significant move towards enhancing digital privacy, Proton, the renowned Swiss company initially recognized for its secure email service, has unveiled its Proton Drive encrypted cloud storage for macOS. This development comes four months after the service debuted on Windows, marking Proton’s commitment to delivering secure alternatives to mainstream cloud storage options.

Proton Drive promises a “privacy-first alternative to Big Tech” by providing end-to-end encryption for files and folders by default. This feature contrasts competing services, like Apple’s iCloud, where users must manually activate E2EE for some data. By default, the Proton Drive ensures full encryption across all data, including metadata and file names.

Proton Drive offers 1GB of free storage, with paid plans starting at $4/month for 200GB and additional features such as automatic file versioning for up to 10 years. The service currently syncs files stored in the Proton Drive folder, with plans to enable synchronization for any local folder.

Proton Drive distinguishes itself by emphasizing user privacy and security. While many of Proton’s applications are open source, the Mac app for Proton Drive is not currently open source, but the company has assured users that this will change in the future. Proton’s commitment to transparency is evident, providing users with confidence in the security of their data.

Source: Proton

Future Prospects

Proton Drive’s expansion to macOS adds another layer to the company’s mission to provide privacy-focused alternatives. Proton Drive is a secure choice for those seeking a reliable and private cloud storage solution with seamless cross-platform functionality, robust encryption, and a commitment to user privacy.

In the words of Andy Yen, Proton’s CEO,

“With the introduction of Proton Drive for macOS, we’ve achieved a significant milestone in the fight for a better internet.”

As Proton continues to refine its macOS client and explores future integrations, users can expect further advancements in secure and private cloud storage options.

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Farukh Kitchlew

Farukh is a student of BBA at NUST, and writes about technology startups and is interested in makeup and fashion.

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