Since we've had a lot of new visitors from the GNOME and KDE community getting to this blog post we've added a short introduction section.

What is EteSync?

EteSync is a secure, end-to-end encrypted, and privacy respecting sync for your contacts, calendars and tasks. Easy to use and open source - it seamlessly integrates with your existing apps so you won't even notice you are using it! Think CalDAV but encrypted in a way that no one but you can access it. Not hackers getting access to your servers or you server admins!

For an introduction to end-to-end encryption please take a look at our related blog post. For more information about EteSync, please head to our website.

The rest of the post

As readers of this blog you are probably aware that there are two EteSync related projects in this year's Google Summer of Code. The first project is an EteSync backend for Akonadi, the KDE personal information management server. The second project is an EteSync module for Evolution data server, the GNOME personal information management server.

We have previously written here about the great work both sjolly and nourmat have been doing, though this post is different. It is finally time for beta testing! Both of the modules have been thoroughly tested locally, and have been reviewed by the maintainers of GNOME, KDE and EteSync and are ready for some real-life testing by real users.

Are you a GNOME or KDE user and willing to give the modules a try? Please come join us at the community chat (IRC/Matrix/Web), or email us at for instructions on how to get started with the testing.

Your help will be much appreciated and will help us catch bugs and fix them sooner rather than later!

Thank you for your help!

As usual, we would like to remind you that we rely on your feedback and contributions to make EteSync better. Do you have any suggestions or  are experiencing any issues? Please send patches, report issues or just contact us.

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