- tasn 3 months ago
Hey everyone, creator here.
As it says on the website, EteSync is a secure, end-to-end encrypted and journaled personal information synchronization for Android, the desktop and the web. It currently supports contacts, calendars and task lists, with more on the way.
It's been almost two years since I first posted about EteSync here on HN (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13975965) and a lot has changed since. Here are some of the highlights:
There are now a web client, a desktop proxy (so you can use e.g. Thunderbird, Outlook or Mac's Contacts app) and a python API, making it available on many more devices.
You now can also share your calendars, address books and task lists with other users. So you can e.g. have an end-to-end encrypted shared calendar.
We now support sending invitations for calendar events with attendees. Something that's traditionally implemented on the server, but because of end-to-end encryption we had to implement on the client side.
There is now support for tasks (todo lists) using the Open Tasks (open source) app. It's already there in the Google Play version, and will be available on F-Droid soon, once they build it.
A lot of usability and stability improvements all around thanks to many reports from the community! It's a much more polished product nowadays.
The web application is signed and verified in the browser using another project of mine, Signed Pages (https://github.com/tasn/webext-signed-pages/), which adds a layer of in-browser security that's not available elsewhere.
I have have a lot more planned, and I just can't wait to get it all out there. :)
Looking forward to hearing your feedback, and any cool ideas you may have, or end-to-end encrypted products you're just dying to have but don't exist...
Thanks a lot, Tom
P.S I'll be giving a talk about some of the challenges with building end-to-end encrypted applications based on my experience from EteSync. You can either attend FOSDEM (free, and a great conference), or watch the live-stream. More information: https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/challenges_in_buildin...
- plouc 3 months ago
It looks interesting, but there's no info on pricing available without first signing up...