EteSync is a journaled end-to-end encrypted contacts and calendar provider for Android and the desktop. Or to put it more plainly, it's an app that backs up and syncs your contacts and calendars across devices and to the cloud in a secure way while maintaining a full history of the changes. After setup, you won't even know it's there. You just keep on using the same contacts and calendar apps you were using before.
The name EteSync comes from End-to-End (Encrypted) Synchronization. Ete (or été) also means Summer in French. This is why the logo is a summer sun with blue (like the sea) synchronisation arrows.
Our servers are located in Austria and are hosted by EDIS, so our server is safe, but the beauty of EteSync is that you don't need to trust the server.
Please take a look at the FAQ entry for more information.
We believe in privacy as a basic right, and we believe end-to-end encryption is the best way to ensure this right for everyone. We would like to foster an ecosystem of secure, journaled applications that are as easy, if not easier to use than their insecure counter-parts.
Who are we?
EteSync was created by Tom, aka tasn, (more info on his website) because he was frustarted with the lack of secure solutions for contacts and calendar sync or even backup. For a short while there was Flock by the people behind Signal, but unforutantely it didn't last long.
Tom, as a long time open sourcec contributor, privacy fanatic and previously a lead developer for SHR, the biggest Openmoko (the most free phone to have existed so far), decided to take matters to his own hands and create EteSync.
The best way to contact us is by email. If your email contains sensitive or private information, please reach out, and we will negotiate a secure channel.
We are also reachable on twitter as @EteSyncHQ.
Interested in writing about us, or would like to learn more?
Please email us at email@example.com
Credit and Attribution
The codebase for the EteSync client started as a fork of DAVdroid, a CalDav and CardDav sync adapter for Android. It has been heavily modified, but a lot is still based on, if not entirely the same as the original work. Many thanks to their great work and for releasing their code under the GPL. It would have taken us significantly longer to release this, and the result would have probably been much buggier without them. Please check out the about page in the app for more information about used third-party open source libraries.
This website, and the API server were built using django and many great open source django modules. The frontend uses Bootstrap for the CSS and the icons are either from Font Awesome or from the Material Design Icon Set.
The following individuals have contributed to EteSync in one way or another. Be it translations, patches or other contributions that have helped making EteSync better. This list is incomplete, so please, if you should be here and aren't, let us know!
- Tal Hacohen
- Daniel Zaoui
- Demetris Charalambous
- Daria Szatan
- Wired Dude
- Paul K
- Stefano Guandalini (@guandalf)
- Adam Garrett-Harris
- Dan Vittegleo
- Ben Boeckel (@mathstuf)
- Jayanth R. Varma (@jrvarma)
- Stuart Pook (@stuart12)
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