Dropbox, one of the most popular cloud storage services, has learned its lesson. In recent years, its application had been changing until it became completely unnecessary: its own file explorer that complicated things and caused confusion for the general user. Now they will return to focus on what launched them to success: be a part of the Finder.
Going back to the origins to convince again
This is the statement that Dropbox has published on its official support website:
“Starting January 17, 2022, the Dropbox desktop app will only support File Explorer and the taskbar on Windows, and the Finder and menu bar on Mac.
You can also save, view, share and access files on dropbox.com and the latest apps for iOS and Android. “
In other words, Dropbox will be reduced to being one more folder in the Finder of our Macs. Over time, many of the users I speak with in my experiences as a trainer they had complained about how unnecessarily complicated it had become the customer, and that must have resulted in a reduction in active users.
To this is added another good news: that client will become native for Macs with Apple Silicon chip. This version has been in development for some time, and has passed from being available to a closed group of beta testers to the whole community. This should improve the performance and power consumption of the application. The final, stable version of Dropbox for the M1 chip family is expected to be available later this year.