We are excited to announce that we have released a Public Beta of Box Drive that will be compatible with new Apple devices with M1 chips today. Any Box user can access it without signing a Beta agreement with Box. The install instructions and download link are available on our Community site at this link.
Please note that this Public Beta is based on Box Drive's existing architecture, which uses kernel extensions. As such, it requires users to enable 'reduced security mode' in order to run Box Drive on M1 devices. Later this year, we are planning to add support for a new version of Box Drive that will be built using Apple's File Provider Extension (FPE) APIs. This new architecture provides a modern implementation that exists in user space with no kernel extensions. Users will not have to enable 'reduced security mode' to run Box Drive on M1 with this new version, so it will provide a more frictionless installation experience for users on M1 devices.