If you are a Dropbox user, you might have been surprised by the advancement of the app for Windows. A formidable cloud content storage platform that has gradually increased the desktop application… in functionality but also in resource consumption. Something they want to change in the business with an immediate update.

Dropbox is consuming more and more resources due to the various additions it has added over time. Functions of dubious utility that will go down in history in a future update and which are one of the reasons why the application for Windows (and also for macOS) is increasingly cumbersome.

Less resource intensive

As a former user of Dropbox, a platform that I abandoned in favor of Google Drive due to price and because it is more suited to my needs, this is news that does not surprise me. Dropbox is a great service, which I had a hard time leaving, but it was adding more and more features, some of which were very unhelpful and I doubt anyone asked for them.

Such a volume has come to have Dropbox on desktop computers, which has become a very resource-intensive application, which penalizes its use on computers, especially on less powerful ones.

Reviews in the Dropbox app

This is something we can talk about in the past, because on the Dropbox website and when opening the application itself, they announce that from January 17 “the Dropbox desktop application will only support File Explorer and Taskbar on Windows”, and in the case of macOS, “Finder and Menubar”. Many functions that were once incidental and resource-consuming are disappearing.

“As of January 17, 2022, the Dropbox desktop app will only support File Explorer and Taskbar on Windows, and Finder and Menubar on Mac.”

Responsible for part of this exaggerated consumption is the use of frameworks like Electron, an addition of very exclusive use for certain users and which is used to load the web content that the application uses to display content, applications. ..

For those who use Dropbox, the exaggerated consumption of resources is demonstrated by the way Genbeta colleagues comment, where they have the Dropbox beta for Apple Silicon, they came across a consumption of 830MB of RAM used by an application. .. and this without file synchronization. To compare, under Windows 11 and without being synchronized, it is the application that consumes the most resources.

The truth is that with change for the better, the app should return to its origins. Continue to maintain the goodness of Dropbox, which is a lot, but without having those additions of dubious utility that only consumed resources.