Dropbox’s newest beta has added native help for Macs with M1 processors, 9to5Mac reports. The addition was confirmed by a Dropbox group supervisor on the company’s forums, and we’ve verified it by putting in the newest beta of the macOS app. You may seize it yourselves from this Dropbox forum.
The service has at all times labored on Apple’s M1 Macs, however till now it’s had to make use of Apple’s Rosetta 2 translation layer. This allowed the macOS app, which was initially designed for outdated Intel-based Macs, to run on machines with Apple’s new M1 processors. Providing native M1 help ought to lead to Dropbox having higher efficiency and consuming much less energy when used with Apple Silicon units. That mentioned, Rosetta translation is so quick you may not discover a distinction in day-to-day use (we haven’t to date).
Dropbox was one of many final high-profile holdouts nonetheless missing help for Apple’s ARM-based processors. In October there was some controversy after discussion board posts from the corporate’s workers advised extra clients must ask for a local M1 model earlier than the corporate would develop it. The outcry that adopted prompted Dropbox’s CEO to publicly announce that an M1-optimized model of the corporate’s macOS app would arrive within the first half of 2022.