If you use Dropbox on Windows, you'll be pleased to know that the company will be slimming it down to make it less resource-hungry

If you are a user of Dropbox You may have been surprised by the progression of the Windows application. A great platform for store content in the cloud That little by little has been growing the desktop application… in terms of performance but also in terms of resource consumption. Something that the company wants to change with an immediate update.

Dropbox every time It consumes more resources as a result of the various additions that it has added over time.. Functions of dubious utility that will become history in a future update and that are one of the reasons why the application for Windows (and also for macOS) has become increasingly heavy.

Less greedy for resources

As a former Dropbox user, a platform that I abandoned in favor of Google Drive due to price and because it better suited my needs, this news does not surprise me. Dropbox is Excellent service, which actually made it hard for me to leavebut it kept adding more features, some of which were of very little use and I doubt anyone had asked for them.

Dropbox has reached such a volume on desktop computers that It has become a very resource-hungry applicationsomething that penalizes its use in computers, especially in less powerful ones.

Notice in the Dropbox app

This is something that can be talked about in the past, because in Dropbox website and when opening the application itself they announce that since January 17th “the Dropbox desktop application will only support File Explorer and Taskbar on Windows”, and in the case of macOS, “the Finder and the menu bar.” Many functions that were considered accessory and consumed a lot of resources are gone.

“Starting January 17, 2022, the Dropbox desktop app will only support File Explorer and the taskbar on Windows, and Finder and the menu bar on Mac.”

Responsible for part of this exaggerated consumption is the use of frameworks such as Electron, an add-on with a very exclusive use for some users and is used to load the web content that the application uses to display content, applications…

For those who use Dropbox, the excessive resource consumption is demonstrated as commented by colleagues Genbetawhere they count on the beta of Dropbox for Apple Silicon, They have encountered a consumption of 830 MB of used RAM by an application… and that’s without synchronizing files. To compare, in Windows 11 and without synchronizing, it is the application that consumes the most resources.

The truth is that with the change for the better, The application should return to its origins. Keeping the good things about Dropbox, which is a lot, but without those add-ons of dubious utility that only consumed resources.