Proton Drive Launches Encrypted Cloud Storage for Mac Users

Proton Drive, the privacy-focused cloud storage service, has launched its end-to-end encrypted cloud storage service for Mac users, completing its multi-platform support that already includes Windows, iOS, and Android, as well as the web portal. Proton Drive promises full encryption for files and folders by default, unlike iCloud, which only encrypts iCloud Drive data in transit and on Apple’s servers by default. Proton Drive is part of Proton’s grand plan to bring secure, privacy-focused Google-alternative products to market.

Proton Drive is now a viable “privacy-first alternative to Big Tech” and is available on all major platforms. The Swiss company claims that Proton Drive is a privacy-first alternative to Big Tech and does not tie users to any specific hardware or operating system. The macOS client isn’t as polished as its Windows counterpart, but the Swiss developers are planning to bring the ability to sync any folder on a Mac with Proton Drive to the platform.

Proton Drive is a critical piece of Proton’s mission to build an internet that protects privacy and secures data. The app lets users easily sync files and employs cryptographic signatures to guarantee file authenticity and prevent data tampering. Proton Drive ships with 1GB of storage for free, with additional paid plans available starting at $4/month for 200GB of storage plus additional features such as the ability to automatically store previous versions of a file for up to 10 years.

Proton Drive is a privacy-first alternative to Big Tech and is now available on all major platforms, including macOS. It promises full encryption for files and folders by default, unlike iCloud, and is a critical piece of Proton’s mission to build an internet that protects privacy and secures data.