Dropbox Finally Launches macOS App With Online-Only Files Fix – Review Geek

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When Apple released macOS 12.3 Monterey earlier this year, some deprecated kernel extensions killed some functionality in apps like Dropbox and OneDrive. For example, Dropbox users cannot open files online only in its dedicated app. It’s a problem, but a fix is ​​finally on the way.

This week, we’ve had some good news and some bad news about Dropbox’s macOS support. A company representative shared an update on the situation on the DropBox Forums, indicating that a public beta of the new Mac desktop app with full macOS Monterey support is underway. Here is part of the statement:

“A public beta for full macOS support will be available early in Q4. For now, you can still double-click to open files in Finder. Everything else works as usual.”

So what’s the bad news? Well, it looks like Dropbox’s beta app isn’t out yet, and it won’t be released until Q4. While this isn’t a big deal for all Dropbox users, for many it’s too little too late. Since macOS 12.3 arrived in March, we’ve waited nearly six months for a fix, and it’s still not here yet.

For what it’s worth, that’s not the first significant issue between the two. In January, Dropbox released a beta app supporting Apple’s native silicon, which came later than many expected. Either way, it’s good news for Dropbox users who find it hard to use many of the features in the latest version of macOS.

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Lance B. Holton