Apps updated for Mountain Lion?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Namtaro, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Namtaro macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2011
    Just wondering if applications will have to be updated for Mountain Lion?
    I have a bunch of apps that I can't live without, and they're mainly apps that aren't on the app store.

    Do you think the upgrade will cause a lot of problems or should I wait on the update a bit to check if my apps will be compatible?

    Thanks a lot !
  2. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    Many will yes. Many have already, but mostly utilities and such.
  3. klaxamazoo, Jun 21, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2012

    klaxamazoo macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2006
    If you can't live without the Apps then it seems pretty obvious that you should wait and verify the all your required Apps function properly before upgrading to Mountain Lion.

    [Edit] Actually, there are other options if you are impatient. You might be able to make a Time Machine backup immediately before the ML upgrade and revert back to Lion if your Apps don't work. You could also install ML on a second partition to test it out.
  4. Namtaro thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2011
    klaxamazoom, for your suggestion with another partition which seems like the best idea..
    As far as I've read, the Mountain Lion upgrade will be App Store only so no USB/CD upgrade so I'm wondering how I would install it?
  5. Comeagain? macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    When you run the installer, it will ask where you want to install. If you have a partition formatted in HFS (Journaled) Case-Sensitive, it will give you the option to install there.
  6. moderngamenewb macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2011
    To check to see which apps will work, check out It shows which apps are/aren't compatible with Lion and Mountain Lion
  7. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    Mtn Lion doesn't seem to be as big of a change under the hood as Lion was. That was mostly due to Rosetta being discontinued. Most apps will work, but there are always poorly coded and/or apps that touch deep into the code that may have issues.

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