Proton has actually released a beta variation of the Proton Mail desktop application today. Readily available for Visionary strategy customers at first, it provides users of the app access to Proton Mail and Proton Calendar.
The app is the very first standalone program to gain access to Mail and Calendar on the desktop. Proton customers who desired gain access to up previously needed to turn to utilizing Proton Mail Bridge for that. It enables users to gain access to Proton accounts in standalone e-mail applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird and others.
The devoted Proton Mail desktop application will make things much easier for users, a minimum of when it concerns the setup part. It is readily available for Windows and Mac systems at first, however will likewise be launched for Linux. Proton prepares to have a variation all set in early 2024. All Proton Mail users will access to the devoted desktop app in early 2024 according to Proton’s assistance page.
The beta application is an operate in development. A devoted Proton Mail assistance post lists includes that are not yet supported however are prepared. The app does not support offline mode at this moment, which indicates that e-mails can’t be accessed while offline. Simply put, you can’t check out or prepare e-mails while you are not linked to the Proton server.
Other constraints consist of that mailto links and ICS files will not open in the app, that users can’t change in between accounts quickly, which there is no notice badge for unread messages. All of these functions (and more) are prepared and will be presented in the future.
Proton Web app, desktop app or Mail Bridge
Proton Mail users have 3 tools at their disposal now. The web variation of Proton Mail, which they might access from any modern-day web internet browser. The desktop app, which remains in beta and just readily available for Visionary customers, and Mail Bridge, which serves as a bridge to utilize Proton Mail in third-party e-mail customers.
All 3 serve various functions. Proton Mail users who utilize other mail services and a devoted e-mail program might wish to keep utilizing Proton Mail Bridge for that function, as it assists bring all accounts together in a single app.
The desktop app might be an option for users who choose to utilize a devoted app, specifically if Proton Mail is their online e-mail service.