Dropbox plans to release a public beta of its Mac desktop app with full support for macOS Monterey and later in early Q4 2022, a company representative said in a forum post today. shared on Reddit.
With the release of macOS 12.3 in March, Apple deprecated kernel extensions used by cloud storage services like Dropbox and OneDrive, which prevented users from opening online-only files stored on Dropbox or OneDrive in third-party apps after the update. The new version of Dropbox for Mac will include full support for opening online-only files, but the updated app still hasn’t been released after several months.
If the last deadline promised by Dropbox is met, the public beta of the new Mac app should be available between October and November, which is probably around the same time that Apple will publicly release macOS Ventura.
In the meantime, Dropbox users can continue to open files online only on macOS Monterey and later by double-clicking them in the Finder app.
The full forum post reads:
Thank you for contacting us. We hear your feedback and are working hard on this experience.
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.
Your experience on PC devices, dropbox.com, and the latest iOS and Android apps remains unchanged. You can find more information here: https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/desktop/macos-12-monterey-support.
Make sure you have activated the early versions and once the beta version is available, you will receive a notification.
Dropbox previously announced that it would begin rolling out an updated version of its Mac app to beta testers in March, but development obviously took longer, leading to numerous complaints in a forum thread. dropbox forum about it.
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