Friday, December 16, 2022

Proton Drive

Andy Yen:

Proton Drive’s mobile apps give you the freedom to access your files and folders from anywhere, anytime. You can upload your files and photos to Proton Drive using your mobile app and access them either on your mobile device or on your laptop or desktop by logging in to the Proton Drive web app. Your files will be available seamlessly on all devices and platforms.

Even in today’s constantly connected world, there are places with weak or no mobile network coverage. Our iPhone, iPad, and Android apps solve this problem by giving you offline access to your files and folders so you can access them without an internet connection. If you activate offline access for a file or folder, they’ll be encrypted and saved on your device so that they can only be accessed through the Proton Drive app. This gives you constant access to your files without compromising their security.


Your files are encrypted on your mobile device using encryption keys you control, and best of all, this encryption happens automatically without requiring any action from you.

The Mac and Windows versions are not in beta yet.

Tim Hardwick:

Proton Drive offers a free version with 1GB of cloud storage, while users subscribing to 500GB of encrypted storage ($9.99/month) via the Proton Unlimited plan also get Proton Mail, Proton Calendar, and Proton VPN. There’s also an individual Proton Drive subscription that offers 200GB of storage for $3.99 a month.


Update (2023-03-03): Anant Vijay:

We’re excited to announce that we’ve open-sourced the Proton Drive Android and iOS apps’ code. This means the code for all Proton apps out of beta, including all Proton Drive apps, is now available for anyone to examine. You can verify for yourself that these are doing exactly what we claim.

Update (2023-05-16): Anant Vijay:

If you’re on a Free plan, Proton Drive will store older versions of files for up to seven days. If you’re on a paid plan, you can access versions of your files that are up to 10 years old.

2 Comments RSS · Twitter

Ever heard about FileN ? It's a much better alternative to many Dropbox-like services.
Also, Proton has been suspected of being a honeypot for a few years now. So, yeah, I wouldn't trust them with my files.

"Proton has been suspected of being a honeypot for a few years now"

Pray tell, by whom?

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