Proton Offers Google Docs-Like Feature For Editing, Sharing, and Updating Content In Real-Time Without Privacy Compromises

Leading Swiss tech company Proton has just rolled out a new Docs feature that is very similar to the likes of Google Docs.

The new initiative is designed to help users carry out editing, sharing, and updating content in real-time. Moreover, it is said to be supported by End-To-End Encryption so you don’t need to worry about any data breaches or material being stolen for AI model training purposes either.

The only exception is if the creators themselves end up downloading their docs, copying, and feeding them into the AI system personally.

In theory, such encryption would also give rise to Proton Docs being safe at all times and users sharing them in a restrictive manner, similar to how Google Doc users do daily by adding respective email IDs or altering permission options later on as well.

In the past, users were allowed to put up files on their Drive and see them on PCs or the firm’s mobile app. However, editing would need to be done using apps owned by third parties and then again be uploaded after the process was over.

Today, it’s the era of Google Drive and many feel it’s time things got simpler and more reliable because we are living in a modern tech world, right?

It’s a great option we believe and one that’s similar to Google Drive with allowance for quick edits and additions to be made on the go.

The biggest question we have right now is whether or not it can serve serious competition for Google Docs. Well, not just yet as a fast test by media outlet PCMag proved that a lot of work needs to be done in terms of fixing little errors.

The display might be accurate and complete of the entire 80-page file but when you do open the same on the Docs software, major losses are witnessed during the entire conversion process.

Both fonts and lines are altered and major text chunks are rarely seen throughout the process as well.

Meanwhile, other little kinks worth mentioning include losing out headers and footers as a whole and having page breaks get ignored while key indentations are deleted entirely.

The company was quick to address the concerns made by experts, with a statement on how work was being done on this front so that the right formatting updates could be brought forward.

Therefore, it might not be perfect just yet, but it’s refreshing to see the company being transparent about its goals to attain user privacy in a world where AI dominates and makes things so much more difficult.

Remember, Google is working on including Gemini AI through Google Drive, its Sheets, Slides, and Docs. This would serve as an aid for all to answer queries and roll out text with graphics. But Proton isn’t doing that, just yet as their main goal is to free users so they can work easily without fears of data collection on the rise.

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