Proton Docs: A New Secure Alternative to Google Docs

Proton Docs

Proton, a Swiss privacy company, has introduced Proton Docs, a highly secure and end-to-end encrypted document creation and collaboration tool. This new service is integrated with Proton Drive, the company’s cloud storage product, and offers a robust alternative to Google Drive and Docs.

Key Features of Proton Docs

  • End-to-End Encryption: Ensures that only users have access to document content and metadata, with data stored on Swiss servers, protected by stringent privacy laws.
  • Rich Text Editing: Advanced formatting options for professional-grade documents.
  • File Compatibility: Seamless integration with multiple formats, including Microsoft .docx.
  • Collaboration Tools: Comments, collaborative cursors, and real-time presence indicators.
  • Image Embedding: Add visual context without compromising speed.

Privacy Commitment

Proton emphasizes that every document, keystroke, and cursor movement is encrypted in real-time, ensuring total privacy. Unlike Google Docs, Proton never harvests user data, guaranteeing strict confidentiality.

Proton Docs


Proton Docs is initially available as a web application, with dedicated apps for various platforms planned for the future. To access Proton Docs, users need a free Proton Drive account. The feature will be rolled out to all users over the next few days.

Proton Drive Suite

Proton Drive offers a comprehensive suite of tools, including a calendar, file storage, password manager, and more, all built with a strong focus on privacy and security.

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