Dropbox to Roll Out Update With Full Support for macOS 12.5 by End of May

Dropbox today announced that it is expanding support for macOS 12.5 and later, with all users set to receive the update by May 2023.

General Dropbox Feature
Dropbox users that have not already got the update with support for macOS 12.5 can expect to receive it between now and the end of May. Anyone interested in early access to the version of Dropbox with support for macOS 12.5 can join the beta now.

Basic, Plus, Professional, and Family plan customers simply need to turn on early releases and keep watch for a notification to opt-in to get the beta, while Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, and Education customers need to contact the Account Team or Customer Support.

Dropbox added that it is also working directly with a small subset of customers with complex configurations to ensure their migration to the new system is as smooth as possible.

With the release of macOS Monterey 12.3 in March 2022, Apple deprecated kernel extensions used by cloud storage services like Dropbox and OneDrive, resulting in users being unable to open online-only files stored on Dropbox or OneDrive in third-party apps after updating.

Dropbox previously said it would begin rolling out an updated version of its Mac app to beta testers in March 2022, followed by an announcement in August that said the public beta was coming in the early fourth quarter of 2022. Development has evidently taken much longer than expected, leading to complaints from some users.

Tag: Dropbox

Popular Stories

Apple Vision Pro 2 Feature 2

Apple Reportedly Suspends Work on Vision Pro 2

Tuesday June 18, 2024 8:17 am PDT by
Apple has suspended work on the second-generation Vision Pro headset to singularly focus on a cheaper model, The Information reports. Apple was widely believed to have plans to divide its Vision product line into two models, with one "Pro" model and one lower-cost standard model. The company is said to have been deprioritizing the next Vision Pro headset over the past year, gradually...
Apple WWDC24 Apple Intelligence hero 240610

Apple Explains iPhone 15 Pro Requirement for Apple Intelligence

Wednesday June 19, 2024 4:48 am PDT by
With iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia, Apple is introducing a new personalized AI experience called Apple Intelligence that uses on-device, generative large-language models to enhance the user experience across iPhone, iPad, and Mac. These new AI features require Apple's latest iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models to work, while only Macs and iPads with M1 or later chips will...
2022 back to school apple feature

Apple's 2024 Back to School Sale Launching This Week

Monday June 17, 2024 12:27 pm PDT by
Apple will launch its annual Back to School promotion for university students in the United States and Canada this week, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple's back to school sales provide students with a free Apple gift card when purchasing a Mac or an iPad, and this year's promotion could help Apple push the new M2 iPad Air and M4 iPad Pro models. Last year, Apple offered U.S....
apple watch series 9 display

Kuo: Apple Watch Series 10 to Get Larger Screen and Thinner Design

Monday June 17, 2024 1:20 am PDT by
This year's Apple Watch Series 10 will be thinner and come in larger screen sizes than previous models, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his latest industry note -10-and-98075c44ce92">shared on Medium, Kuo said the screen size options on the next-generation Apple Watch will increase from 41mm to 45mm, and from 45mm to 49mm, while being encased in a thinner design. For reference,...
M4 Real Feature Red

M4 MacBook Pro Models Expected to Launch in Late 2024

Tuesday June 18, 2024 10:50 am PDT by
MacBook Pro models with an M4 chip are expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2024, according to display analyst Ross Young. In a tweet for subscribers, Young said that panel shipments for new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are set to begin in the third quarter of 2024, which suggests a launch toward the end of the year. Apple started its M4 chip refresh in May with the launch...
Apple Pay Later feature 1

Apple Discontinuing Apple Pay Later

Monday June 17, 2024 11:44 am PDT by
Apple is discontinuing Apple Pay Later, the buy now, pay later feature that it just launched last October. Apple Pay Later is being discontinued as of today, but people who have existing Apple Pay Later loans will be able to continue to pay them off and manage them through the Wallet app. Apple announced plans to end the feature in a statement provided to 9to5Mac, which also notes that...
watchOS 11 Thumb 2 1

watchOS 11 Supports Automatic Nap Detection

Monday June 17, 2024 4:05 pm PDT by
watchOS 11 appears to include a new feature that allows an Apple Watch to automatically detect and record when you're taking a nap. As shared on Reddit, an Apple Watch owner took a nap and was able to see the sleep data recorded in the Health app, despite not putting the device in Sleep Mode. Right now, the Apple Watch only tracks and records sleep when it is in Sleep Mode, and there is no...
iPod Nano vs iPod Pro Ad Feature 1

Apple Developing Thinner MacBook Pro, Apple Watch, and iPhone

Monday June 17, 2024 2:22 am PDT by
Apple intends to slim down the MacBook Pro, Apple Watch, and iPhone, with the new ultra-thin M4 iPad Pro a sign of the company's new design trajectory, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. When the M4 iPad Pro was unveiled last month, Apple touted it as the company's thinnest product ever, and even compared it to the 2012 iPod nano to emphasize its slim dimensions. Writing in the latest ...

Top Rated Comments

FightTheFuture Avatar
19 months ago

Apple's has excellent and seamless integration between Apple devices, while Drop Box has support for non-Apple devices and platforms?
I wouldn’t call iCloud Drive seamless from my experience, unless it’s a lot better than before. And for how much I rely on Dropbox I stay clear of it’s native app. Try Maestral if you’re a heavy Dropbox user.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
munpip214 Avatar
19 months ago
Dropbox was great back in the day…
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cameront9 Avatar
19 months ago
Too little too late. I moved all my files to iCloud Drive over a year ago now. Used them for years but the space was expensive, and the support was outdated. Good riddance.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
edrozenberg Avatar
19 months ago
Dropbox was great years ago on the Mac before they turned it into a bloated montrous web-app that slows down your entire machine when file activity is happening.

All anyone ever wanted was a folder that syncs, and this is what Dropbox provided in the early days.

Now it's all about what Dropbox wants to get from you, how Dropbox wants to tell you to work, features they want to push you to use, "enterprise" features even many enterprises don't want.

I abandoned the Dropbox apps years ago. All I do now is use Transmit (Panic) to occasionally copy to Dropbox some files I want to share, and grab the sharing link via a right-click on the files in Transmit. For everything else I want to sync, iCloud drive has been working pretty well for me for some time.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
19 months ago
Already moved over to OneDrive (already included with my Microsoft 365 subscription) and iCloud (already included with my subscription).
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
avkills Avatar
19 months ago
Dropbox seems to work right now on 12.x; But they should really be targeting 13.x, right!?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)