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Maestral is indeed a great choice for most of the essential features of Dropbox, but the one glaring omission - at least to my workflow - is that it does not yet support differential copy mode, assuring that only those bits/blocks that were changed are copied again. When you deal with very frequent changes of portions of the same file, which might be many gigabytes in size, whether only a few megabytes of the entirety of the gigabytes are copied does make a huge difference over the course of a day. But for many, if not most, people it can probably more than suffice.
Still, should paying Dropbox users really have to resort to going such a route, one year after the Apple Silicon transition was announced, and one year after a great number of important Mac developers were presenting their solutions for AS the day of the announcement? (it's a rhetorical question, in my mind)
The only way they are able to accomplish this is to compromise security by decrypting your files. I use a lot of large files too, but in light of this I am now considering switching to Sync... particularly given I reside in Canada where our privacy protection laws are much stronger and we are not subject to the provisions of the Patriot Act et al.
I got my m1 today. Really surprised that Dropbox is not updated the app with M1 native yet.
The M1 Mac mini released on Nov 2020, and it is the 3rd round Apple release M1 products (mini, air, pro).
Interesting to know whether this company layoff most the programmer?
for anyone that follows this thread please go to the "idea" link M1 native request (https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-ideas/Apple-Silicon-M1-Desktop-Sync-Compatibility/idi-p/5277... ) and vote.
Maybe, just maybe they start thinking about it
I can't believe it. After months of silence, Dropbox accepted the "feature request" yesterday ..... I hope now, that we get something next year that works.
Frankly: Next year somewhere in the first half? You need again another 3/4 of a year?
From a Community Manager yesterday (28.10.2021)
"Dropbox currently supports Apple M1 through Rosetta. We have an internal build for native Apple M1 support, which we're currently testing and we’re committed to releasing in the first half of 2022. While we regularly ask for customer feedback and input on new products or features, this should not have been one of those instances.
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