Dropbox’s Mac app built for Apple silicon is now available to all beta users, following limited testing of native support.
A small number of beta testers started testing native Apple silicon support for the Dropbox app earlier in January, with the company promising its expansion to all beta users before the month’s end. From today, it is possible for all Dropbox users who have enabled “Early releases” in their account preferences to access the native Apple silicon app.
Dropbox has said that users on Apple silicon Macs will receive the newer version within 24 hours of signing up to the early releases program for their account. They can join the program by logging into their dropbox.com account, heading to the top-right corner and clicking their profile image to open their “Settings”. They can then, under “General”, locate “Preferences” and toggle on “Early releases”.
Late last year, Dropbox was criticized following confusing messaging about whether its client would adopt native Apple silicon support, forcing customers on Apple’s latest Macs to use a version of the app designed for Intel-based computers. Mac users have described Dropbox as poorly optimized, leading to excessive memory and battery usage.