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Connected Folders for Desktop App Core for Mac v0.7


Desktop App Core for Mac 0.7  Release Date:  May 10th, 2023

We are excited to announce the latest updates and enhancements to our product. Our team has been working hard to improve your experience with our platform, and we are pleased to share the following changes:

Connected Folders Support

We're thrilled to announce that we now support Connected Folders, simplifying the management of your files across multiple drives. Check out our detailed feature description and user guide for more information.

Upload Improvements

We have improved app performance for scenarios where files with larger sizes (over 50 MB) are uploaded. Files greater than 50 MB will now be uploaded in chunks, with chunk sizes optimized based on file size. In case of any chunk upload failure, the upload will resume from the last successfully uploaded chunk within 24 hours.

Support for Fetching Co-Editing Settings from the Cloud

With the newest changes in co-editing, the domain admin can set up co-editing preferences for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. As in Desktop App preferences, the available options are ask, always co-edit, never co-edit. This version of the application supports consuming such settings that come from the cloud.

Support for Google Workspace Files

We have added support for opening Google Workspace documents in the browser after double-clicking. Refer to our support article if you encounter any troubles.

Issues Addressed

Fix for FlowJo Application

This update includes a fix for an issue that prevented Desktop App Core drives from being accessible from FlowJo application in previous versions.  With this update, the drive is now available under Home directory via created symlink, ensuring seamless access to all necessary files and data.

Known Issues/Limitations

Following Egnyte Desktop App features are currently not present in the Egnyte Desktop App Core (v0.7)

  1. Smart Cache connection
  2. Configuration of data-usage throttling

These features will be added in upcoming releases of the Desktop App Core. Once Desktop App Core reaches full parity with the older Desktop App, this will replace the current version.

Other Notable Limitations

  1. Desktop App Core will run on OS Monterey or higher.
  2. There is a difference in Command Line Interface usage - this is described in this article
  3. Custom Cloud Start Path can only be added via Command Line Interface and only during the drive addition step. After the addition, it cannot be changed.
  4. If the Core version of the app is running alongside with current production Egnyte Desktop App, there might be some problems when connecting a drive that needs SSO.
  5. The application checks for open files every 30 seconds and renews or closes locks depending on the file open. This means that files may remain locked for up to 30 seconds after closing the file.
  6. Opening files from a third-party application’s recently opened files feature (for example, recently opened files in MS Word) may result in opening an older version of the file (if the file has been changed by someone else and the user hasn’t visited the folder where the file resides).
  7. Some skips will remain on the list even after skipped files are removed from the cloud drive. Clicking “retry all” in the skips panel will resolve those skipped items.
  8. Thumbnails/previews are available only for certain file extensions when listed in a folder and the rest after the given file is downloaded.
  9. Context menu: There are some options for which the user does not have permission in the context menu and will no longer be made visible. For example, the rename and duplicate option will not be available in a read-only folder.
  10. If the skipped file event is generated in the synced folder (for example file is skipped because of unsupported characters) - the file will be removed from the cloud until the skip is resolved.
  11. No progress bar for syncing items inside the widget
  12. Visual Indicator for collaboration or for locked files are not visible in folders synced for offline access.
  13. If a user has installed Desktop App Core and legacy Egnyte Desktop App (Egnyte Connect), restart of Desktop App Core might be required in order for a co-edition prompt to show up.
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