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Apple Silicon (M1) Desktop Sync Compatibility

Apple Silicon (M1) Desktop Sync Compatibility

Helpful | Level 6



They are looking to release in the first half of 2022 (link to post)



Increased Transparency: Public Roadmaps and Development Backlogs



Original Post:


Please can you upgrade the Dropbox app so that it works natively on Apple Silicon Macs (M1) without Rosetta.


Rosetta is not an option as it annihilates the battery.


This may be a duplicate of the below idea however that started for ARM processors in general and you haven't looked at it in 6 years so starting an Apple specific idea in the hope you see it.


There are also lots of comments on this thread to help support the case for demand: 

New member | Level 2

@chetman, I was afraid it meant ”first half of 2022”, but I found it hard to believe it would take them so long. 


I think Dropbox have to get their game together, but I am going to stick with their services nevertheless. It’s still at great service, and I use the ”request a file” feature a whole lot. 


But it’s so tone-deaf, almost arrogant, of their CEO to tweet that they ”of course” will support the M1 — when not even his own people take it for granted. 

Justin F.4
Helpful | Level 5

So what, companies that make virtual machines are unhindered by "lots of technical changes in the OS", but a file-syncing app will take another 8 months? Cool.

New member | Level 2

It's appalling that making Dropbox AS native 1) had to be proposed by the users, and 2) had to gather enough votes to even be *considered* for implementation. As a paid customer, I'd go as far as to say it's outright insulting. Is that how little they value the performance / efficiency of DB? Is Rosetta emulation good enough for them? Is that how little they value my (limited) resources?

Time to look into alternatives.

Helpful | Level 6

@segeholm If you won't leave over it, then they have no reason to care what you think. 


I'm actively looking for alternatives now. I haven't loved the bloat and unwelcome new "features," but it wasn't annoying enough to really think about changing. This kind of software malpractice, though, is enraging. 

New member | Level 2

> This idea is going to need a bit more support before we share your suggestion with our team.


What share of paying registered Dropbox customers are mac users? Is that share growing or shrinking?

Explorer | Level 3

Dropbox - please update or risk loosing my subscription to your service I’ve got a business account and im quite prepare to move it to one drive or similar 

New member | Level 2

Def support native support for Drop on Apple silicone.

Currently also use MS OneDrive and I would have to drop Dropbox if MS supports but DB does not.



Justin F.4
Helpful | Level 5

Yeah, I'm a graduate student. Neither my time nor my budget allow for this level of gross incompetence in a product on which I rely to manage my digital life. These comments about iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, etc. make them sound like appealing, competent alternatives.

Explorer | Level 4

Support for a major platform? Maybe in H1 FY22...


Support for a freaking VR Headset? Apparently any day now? Priorities?!


"Slack and Dropbox are coming to Oculus Quest"

Community Manager

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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