QUESTION   What are the differences between the Workplace Desktop (v8.x) and Workplace for Windows and Mac (v10.x) apps?

ANSWER  Please refer to the table below for a point-by-point comparison.

  Workplace for Windows and Mac (v10.x) Workplace Desktop (v8.x)

The Workplace for Windows and Mac cloud drive makes it possible to display all of the projects and files to which you have access in your Workplace Folder and allows you to sync items stored in the cloud for local, offline use via the right-click menu.

Workplace for Windows and Mac is the version we are actively developing.

For more details, please refer to The Workplace for Windows and Mac app.

Workplace Desktop stores the projects and files synced to your device. If a project or file hasn't been explicitly synced to your device, you will not see it in your Workplace Folder.

While not undergoing active development, Workplace Desktop v8 often benefits from features added to v10. It is a robust, time-tested version of the Workplace app.

Sync Architecture

Workplace for Windows and Mac, the Workplace service populates a separately mounted drive with your Workplace-stored items.

The Workplace Desktop app syncs your Workplace files to your local device and syncs your local disk files to the cloud.

Additional Folder Sync Options

Does not support syncing items outside the Workplace Folder to the Workplace service.

Supports syncing any folder on your local device to the Workplace service via Workplace Desktop folder sync.

Multiple account switching

If you have multiple Workplace accounts, you can associate them all with one instance of Workplace for Windows and Mac, allowing you to seamlessly switch between accounts. For more information, please refer to Switch between Workplace accounts.

Does not support account switching.


Provides a streamlined and feature-rich desktop app interface.

The Workplace Folder context menus offer access to a broad range of common functions.

the Workplace Desktop v8 app presents an older interface that provides advanced functions, but is not as intuitive as v10.

Workplace Folder context menu options provide access to some common functions.


Supports silent, automatic app update with no user intervention required.

Supports silent app update via an RMM tool.