Easy check application compatibility with osx version

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cool11, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. cool11 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2006
    Is there any automatic and straight way, to easily and batch check all commercial applications of osx system, for their compatibility with the current version of osx?

    I have many folders with dozens of applications, lots of them obtained many years ago.
    I do not delete them, because from time to time maybe I need something even if it is old.
    But, I would like to know if there are applications on my system, that do not run anymore.
    Of course, it is a pain to open/run every single one by myself. And also it is not a good practice, to have them sit on my system even though some of them maybe they are useless.

    So, it would be handy if there is an application to do this check for all of them at a fraction of the time.
    Is there any special application to do this task?
  2. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2011
    Lucky Country
    I may be wrong, but I thought that incompatible apps would have a grayed-out circle with bar on them?
  3. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    That's not always accurate.....I installed the new version of Fusion the other day (on 10.9.4) and noticed when it got done installing the app icon had the gray circle with a line through it and thought "uh-oh". But when I double-clicked to run it, it executed fine. After a reboot, the circle went away.
  4. Pakaku macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2009
    If they're important apps, it would be assumed they're up-to-date anyways since they're being used. And as for the less important stuff, that sounds like a problem that will sort itself out on a per-use basis. In other words, I wouldn't worry about the stuff you don't use often.

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