Just pointing out. If you are on iOS; Page, Keynote and Numbers is E2EE in iCloud(with new apple’s advance data protection). From my experience, the compatibility between MS Office files is great (even better than LibreOffice). You can access these files via icloud.com if you are not on a iDevice (like Google Docs)
First of all, I agree with most of what is talked as arguments. Just a note on the 500 MB limit. When a service is E2EE and uses websites, the decryption of the content is done by the browser itself. So, if the file is too big, your browser will collapse before decrypt everything. Although ProtonDrive says that there’s no limit, if you place a big file and download on the browser, it will fail. Techlore experienced that, as he says on the last Surveillance Report. With native apps, maybe you can get around this limitation of browsers.
Regarding the 2FA, you could argue that they currently support 2FA in a way since the account username and password aren’t enough to get access to your data, you also need the encryption key to decrypt it. Also, I have recently heard from the Cryptee’s creator John that the release of 2FA with security key support is happening soon.
It’s not fair to make any allegations in this particular matter.
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IIRC, Cryptee was recommended on the old site. May be the team didn’t get a opportunity to review the Cloud storage section, including many other existing entries.
We don’t need to over-index on the 6th point. I believe 4th point is more critical than 6th.
The goal of this post is to evaluate if Cryptee is good enough to be considered as a Cloud storage provider, considering there are other cloud storage services that are arguably better.
They are not breaking any regulations. I didn’t say that you can’t download your data. Cryptee has decent export functionality if your library is small. But it’s not good enough for a “Cloud storage provider” where users can migrate all of their files.
Due to the lack of native apps and custom doc format, there’s no single-click export. Other cloud storage services can provide this option.
I am not sure if 2FA is important for productivity tools according to PG.
A criteria page for each category would make it clear to the user why the x tool was selected.
This is something already exists on email services recommendation
I understand that evaluating all the points will take time.
But, in the meantime, we should at least add a warning (similar to NextCloud E2EE) about the service not supporting all file types, file limit(500 MB), and storing EXIF time as plain text. IMO, they are a deal breaker for many for using them as cloud storage.