Dropbox has announced that it will release a new beta app with full macOS Monterey support in late 2022.
In January this year, the company notified Mac users that the Dropbox app for macOS will not be fully compatible with the macOS 12.3 update, and upon upgrading their computers to the macOS 12.3 version, users will face issues with accessing online-only files.
Later it was discovered that Apple had deprecated kernel extensions used by cloud storage services like Dropbox in macOS 12.3 beta which resulted in the app’s performance issues; Microsoft’s OneDrive was also impacted by the changes in the aforementioned update.
Dropbox’s new beta app will be released in October – December time frame this year
When Dropbox warned the users of the possible issues with the macOS 12.3 version, the company also said that it was going to roll out a beta version in March 2022. However, the beta update was not released in that month or even a few months after that.
Recently, a concerned user posted on the company’s Community page asking about the promised beta update and complained about the lack of communication.
In response, the company confirmed that it will be arriving to users in the fourth quarter of 2022, which is the October – December time frame.
Thank you for reaching out. We hear your feedback and we’re working hard on this experience.
A public beta for full support of macOS will be available in early Q4. For now, you can still double-click to open files in Finder. Everything else is working as usual.
Your experience on PC devices, dropbox.com, and from the latest iOS and Android apps remains unaffected. You can find more information here [https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/desktop/macos-12-monterey-support].
Please ensure you have turned on early releases and once the beta is available to you, you will receive a notification.
Previously, Dropbox updated the macOS app with native support for Apple Silicon Macs.