Why is the new version of Dropbox using so much memory on my mac?
Currently Dropbox is using 258.9 MB of memory.
I don't use Smart Sync.
I don't have more than 300,000 files synced to my mac.
I don't use the desktop app or want to use it, I use the standard Dropbox app that lives in the Menubar.
I don't use 'Selective Sync'
Dropbox version: 79.4.143
macOS High Sierra version: 10.13.4
Yes, there are different versions of Dropbox application. Generally You have to use only one instance! This same application can provide different ways to access the files in sync.
On the question why so much memory is engaged I don't know. I'm an user like you.
Hey there @512kilobytes,
Indeed, as @Здравко mentions, the new desktop app and the one you're referring to is one and the same.
If you find that the desktop app is using a lot of CPU or RAM on your computer, you can check out this article - although from what I understand, you already have. Awesome work!
In any case, I'd be more than happy to share your thoughts about the new desktop app with the dev team.
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to get back to us. Thanks!
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