ProtonMail, the end-to-end encrypted e-mail service, has acquired a brand new feel and look that brings a extra handy interface together with new personalisation choices. The brand new redesign has been launched a bit over seven years after Geneva, Switzerland-based Proton launched the primary public beta of ProtonMail for Net customers again in Could 2014. ProtonMail competes towards the likes of Gmail and Microsoft’s Outlook by providing end-to-end encryption that is been in development, due to its rising adoption amongst tech platforms.
The most recent ProtonMail replace brings the brand new, “fashionable” look that’s primarily based on a brand new design language. There are additionally a number of layouts and themes to select from. The brand new themes notably have a mixture of darkish and light-weight hues and are particularly Carbon, Distinction, Legacy, Monokai, Snow, and the default Proton.
ProtonMail has additionally included fast filters to allow you to simply type your emails. Moreover, there are keyboard shortcuts that make it even simpler to examine for messages.
As ProtonMail is without doubt one of the key merchandise by Proton however not only a single one, there’s a new App selector to allow you to swap between totally different Proton providers — similar to Proton Calendar, Proton Drive, and Proton VPN.
Customers who’re on every other e-mail providers can transfer their messages to ProtonMail utilizing an built-in characteristic known as Import Assistant. It initially introduced the characteristic as a standalone Import-Export app that was out there in beta till November.
“Now we have redesigned ProtonMail to be simple to make use of, nevertheless it nonetheless ensures you’re accountable for your info always,” the corporate said in a weblog put up. “The brand new ProtonMail is a vital step towards our imaginative and prescient of constructing an web the place privateness is the default.”
The brand new expertise is initially restricted to customers accessing ProtonMail on the Net. Nevertheless, the corporate does have plans to do the same remedy for its cell apps within the coming months.
In case you are not a lot accustomed to ProtonMail, the e-mail service is claimed to have over 50 million users globally. The service gained recognition primarily because of its end-to-end encryption mannequin that’s claimed to be more secure and private over the normal Transport Layer Safety (TLS) encryption.
The privateness aspect of ProtonMail is one thing that makes it a stronger competitor towards widespread e-mail providers together with Google’s Gmail. The corporate is aware of this truth fairly clearly and thus it paid extra consideration in direction of constructing an encrypted surroundings over preferring common interface-level updates — the latter is what’s extra widespread among the many rivals. Nevertheless, as folks at a big scale these days search for comfort alongside privateness, Proton has lastly introduced the much-needed redesign.