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bradhs

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Let's use this post to capture the working and not working apps. I am currently installing and will update shortly.

Working Apps
  • 1Blocker
  • 1Password 7.9 (70900001)
  • A Better Finder Renamer
  • A Better Finder Attributes
  • Acronis Cyber Protect Home
  • AdBlock for Safari
  • Adguard (works but may cause performance issues in Safari when Private Relay is enabled)
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Adobe Acrobat DC 2021 and 2022
    • Adobe Bridge 2021 and 2022
    • Adobe InDesign 2021 and 2022
    • Adobe Illustrator 2021 and 2022
    • Adobe Photoshop 2021 and 2022
    • Adobe Lightroom
    • Adobe Lightroom Classic
  • Affinity Photo
  • Affinity Publisher
  • Affinity Designer
  • Alfred 4.0
  • Amethyst
  • AppCleaner (Background looks a little messed up but works)
  • App Cleaner & Uninstaller
  • Arq Backup 7
  • Atom
  • Audacity 3.0.2
  • Authy Desktop
  • Backblaze
  • Banktivity 8.2
  • Barrier
  • Bartender 4.1.2
  • BBEdit 14.0 (416056)
  • BetterSnapTool 1.9.5
  • BetterTouchTool
  • BeyondCompare
  • BibDesk
  • Bitwarden
  • Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
  • Blackmagic RAW Speed Test
  • Boom 3D
  • Boxy for Gmail
  • Brave Browser
  • Brother iPrint&Scan 9.1.1 (tested only scanning with MFC-7860DW printer)
  • BusyCal
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.2 (7359) Legacy boot up backups work with latest 12.5 beta and AS Macs.
  • CCleaner 1.18.30
  • Cisco AnyConnect 4.9.05042
  • Cities Skylines
  • Citrix (disable audio to stabilized connection)
  • Citrix Workspace 2110 Beta. Crashes on install but do reboot and it seems to work on 12.0.1. (MBA M1)
  • Citrix Workspace 2111 (Nov. 9) has official 12.0.1 support.
  • CleanMyMac (enable betas in preferences and download latest beta)
  • Cleanshot X 3.7
  • Clear
  • CloudMounter
  • Chrome
  • ChronoSync
  • CommandPost
  • Compressor
  • ConnectWise Control (it works but will crash from time to time-especially when waking up from a blank screen)
  • Contour Shuttle
  • CrossOver 21.0
  • Cyberduck 7.10.2
  • CyberGhost VPN 8.1.1
  • DaisyDisk (version 4.21.1 with macOS Monterey 12 Beta 6)
  • Dash
  • Dato
  • dBpoweramp 16.8
  • Default Folder X
  • Discord
  • Dissenter
  • Downcast
  • Downie 4
  • DriveDx
  • Dropbox
  • DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials 1.4.6
  • DYMO Label Software 8.7.5.47
  • Eclipse (using azul.com java)
  • ExpressVPN
  • Fantastical 3.4
  • Filemaker Pro 16 (unsupported but no issues so far)
  • FileZilla
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Firefox 102.0.1
  • Fitbit Connect V2.0.2 - After Beta 10
  • Flux
  • Forklift
  • Friendly Streaming
  • Garmin Express 7.6.0.0
  • Geekbench 5
  • GhosteryLite
  • GoLand (though a 'this app needs to updated by the developer in the future' message pops up)
  • Google Drive 48.0.13.0 (Intel)
  • GPG and GPGMail
  • Graphic Converter 11.5.2
  • Handbrake
  • Harvest (timer app)
  • Hookshot 1.22
  • HoudahSpot
  • HyperDock
  • iBoySoft NTFS for Mac 3.0.5
  • iDrive (fails on beta 2 when entering password)
  • iFlicks
  • IINA
  • ImageResizer 2.1
  • Infuse
  • Intego Anti-virus
  • iStat Menus
  • iTerm2 (3.4.8)
  • Itsycal 0.13.1 (2150)
  • iTunes (on intel Macs)
  • jdownloader2
  • Krisp.ai
  • LanScan
  • LaunchControl 1.52.3
  • LibreOffice 7.3.4.2 (intel and apple silicon separate versions available)
  • Little Snitch (5.2 Nightly not sure on "stable")* Works perfectly on latest stable. [See note below re: Little Snitch 5.3.1 (6225) alert box permission may not work.]
  • Lightweight PDF 1.0.5
  • Logi Options
  • Logi Options+
  • Logic Pro
  • Logitech G HUB - 2022.7.290502
  • Lulu
  • Macgo Blu-ray Player Pro (not Universal, still x86)
  • Mac Mail
  • MacPAR Deluxe
  • Macs Fan Control 1.5.13
  • Macupdater
  • Mailbutler (beta app available through developer)
  • Malwarebytes 4.13.5
  • Mamp
  • Manager 21.6.7
  • Memory Clean 3
  • Messenger (Facebook)
  • Meteo / Meteorologist 3.5.0
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft Teams (see below about issue with external web cams.)
  • Micro Snitch 1.4 (1312)
  • Minilogue Sound Librarian
  • Money Pro
  • MonitorControl
  • Mos
  • Motion
  • Negative
  • NepTunes
  • News Explorer
  • NordVPN IKE 6.8.2 (171)
  • OpenEmu
  • Paragon NTFS (15.9.314)
  • Parallels
  • Parallels M1
  • PDF Squeezer 4.2
  • PDFpenPro
  • Permute 3 - version 3.6.5
  • Pixelmator Pro
  • PopClip
  • PowerGuide + 0.1.1
  • Private Internet Access
  • ProtonVPN 2.2.1
  • qBittorent
  • Qbserve
  • Qfinder Pro
  • Quicken
  • Rectangle
  • Reeder
  • Resolutionator
  • Roboform
  • Rogue Amoeba
    • ACE 11.7.6
    • Air Foil - BETA 5.10.5fc2
    • Audio Hijack 3.8.6
    • Farrago 1.6.4
    • Fission 2.7.1
    • Loopback 2.2.5
    • Sound Source 5.3.7
  • Scoop!
  • Scroll Reverser 1.8.1 (10490)
  • Sketch 72.4
  • Skim
  • Slack
  • Screen
  • Sensible Side Buttons
  • Sharemouse
  • Signal
  • Sip
  • Skype
  • Soulseek
  • Speedtest (Ookla)
  • SpyderXElite
  • Steam
  • SteerMouse 5.6
  • Step Two
  • Streamdeck
  • Synergy KVM (I was able to get V1.9.0-rc3 to work, the amankhoza binaries)
  • Tamper Monkey
  • Telegram
  • TextMate
  • The Long Dark
  • Toast Titanium 17.4
  • Todoist 8.0.1 (12216)
  • Tot (Panic Software)
  • Transmission
  • Transmit 5.8.2 (326905)
  • Tuxera NTFS 2020.1
  • Tweetbot 3
  • Übersicht
  • Unison
  • Veracrypt 1.24-Update8 with MacFuse 4.2.0
  • Videoproc
  • Viscosity
  • Visual Studio Code
  • VLC 3.0.16
  • VMware Fusion 12.1.2 (Intel Macs)
  • VMware Fusion 12.1.2 with Monterey client (Follow https://blog.eucse.com/how-to-run-macos-monterey-12-beta-in-vmware-fusion/)
  • VMware Horizon (Version 2106 - Build 8.3.0 (18251973))
  • WALTR PRO
  • Wechat
  • WhatsApp
  • Windscribe
  • Winzip Pro 8.0.5152
  • Wireguard (works great now with latest update from Mac App Store AND on iOS App Store as well)
  • Wavebox
  • Xquartz 2.8.1
  • XLD
  • Yoink
  • Zoom
Not Working Apps (include a very short one sentence reason)

  • Airbuddy 2 (crashes instantly)
  • AltServer (Mail.app plugin needs to be updated)
  • Anki 2.1.44 App opens, bug Sync gives: "Connection timed out. Please try again. If you see frequent timeouts, please try a different network connection.Error details: ⁨error sending request for url (): error trying to connect: operation timed out⁩"
  • AppCleaner & Uninstaller (gracefully exits saying not ready for macOS 12)
  • Bartender 4 (Majority of features have been disabled whilst developer works on fixing issues) - 4.1.2 works.
  • Boom 2
  • Canvas Draw (crash on launch)
  • CleanMyMac X (crash on launch)
  • Citrix Workspace May, or may not work. Seems unstable. Try Beta 2110, might crash on install but reboot and it also might work. 12.0.1.
  • Disk Drill crashes on launch
  • DiskWarrior Fails to launch. Error unable to communicate with required system software.
  • Dropzone 4 - Launches but no interaction, shelve does not appear
  • ecam Live - Not working, crashes on launch
  • Fitbit Connect V2.0.2 - Only syncs for counting steps - Nothing Else - Fixed in Beta 10
  • f5 / BIG IP VPN - Keeps "Checking Client". Updating to latest version might solve it.
  • Graphic Converter 11 - Crashes on launch
  • GnuCash (app is not displayed correctly and clicking on items does not work, therefore unusable.) 4.7 is fixed.
  • GPGMail (Mail.app plugin)
  • Icewarp email (keeps bouncing in the dock and need to restart computer to stop it)
  • iDrive crashes on Bwta 2 when entering password on setup
  • IntelliJ IDEA 2021.2.1 (crashes on launch)
  • ITube Studio (crashed upon Launch)
  • KensingtonWorks 2.3.1 (2.3.1) [Button mapping is graphically shown, but does not work, at least with Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball.]
  • LaunchControl (exits on start)
  • Letter Opener Mail.app plugin
  • Little Snitch 5.3.1 (6225) [Keeps asking for udp port 443 access for Safari even though access was allowed on that port forever via alert pop-up. Workaround seems to be adding the permission manually in Little Snitch app. Not sure if alert pop-up permission is broken for other ports / protocols.]
  • Logitech Camera Settings (can't detect camera plugged in)
  • Mail Act-On (Smallcubed) Mail.app plugin
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop—Crashes on password entry (beta 2) ** Workaround: enter username first, the click the show password box, then click in and enter your password
  • Microsoft Teams - Experience Green screen with external web cams.
  • NX Studio (Nikon) crashes when editing RAW files (fixed in beta 10)
  • NordVPN (won't connect, tried to add VPN config profile to system but nothing happens) (6.8.2 seems fine)
  • Omnifocus 2 (hangs on launch, even after uninstall/reinstall).
  • Paragon NTFS for Mac (Will not install, Key Extension refuses to load) (fixed in 15.9.314)
  • Paragon extFS (can't install stating wrong version)
  • Papyrus Author will not print, or save to PDF
  • PowerPhotos 1.9.8 - crashes
  • Printer Queue - won't close automatically after print job in v 11.6
  • Private Internet Access (runs but causes macOS crashes and hangs)
  • Quickbooks Mac Desktop Freezes on open BETA 5
  • Rapidweaver - mostly works, but crashes when trying to preview in browser (safari, chrome)
  • Rogue Amoeba Apps
  • SnagIt (partially functions, a lot of on screen artifacts when using the annotation tools)
  • TotalFinder (developer is ending support past Big Sur_
  • TotalSpaces 2
  • Transmit (crash on launch)
    • v5.74 launches ok for some
    • Transmit 5.8.2 (326905) seems fine
  • Two Point Hospital (crash on launch for both Metal and OpenGL versions)
  • Unclutter (Crash on launch)
  • Installing Monterey on external, USB, SSDs. See post https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...ng-not-working-apps-dp1.2299695/post-29986215 for details
  • VirtualBox (kernel module incompatible for old installs, latest version won't even install)
  • Webcam Settings
  • WinClone - does not see the Bootcamp volume for cloning
  • Wireguard (same error as in iOS 15 Beta 1... activation error when trying to connect to tunnel.
  • Wechat for Mac (just crashes immediately on launch)
 
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Beachside

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Jun 7, 2021
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Plex - Audio doesn’t work, unless you go to settings and use “Old Video Player”
 

FNH15

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Apr 19, 2011
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Could someone kindly confirm If Zoom and Excel work? Those are the only apps I absolutely need for work!

Thanks!
 
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ratspg

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(DOES NOT WORK, updated wiki above) If anybody uses or can confirm if Wireguard works that would be a great help! Thank you.
 
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vbctv

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WORKING APPS
Affinity Photo
Affinity Publisher
Affinity Designer
Mamp
Firefox
Forklift
DaisyDisk
Downie 4
Geekbench 5
Handbrake
Authy Desktop
AppCleaner (Background looks a little messed up but works)
Dash

NOT WORKING
Airbuddy 2 (crashes instantly)
NordVPN (won't connect, tried to add VPN config profile to system but nothing happens)
 

nathansz

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working

alfred
amethyst
cities skylines
clear
discord
istat menus
Logic Pro
minilogue sound librarian
mos
open emu*
private internet access*
sensible side buttons
steam
the long dark
transmission

* these both almost never work on a first beta
 
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casperes1996

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Jan 26, 2014
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Important one:

Installing to external SSDs:

I wanted to maintain Big Sur Stable on the internal SSD and install to an external.
First attempt was through a “create install media” USB installer. Didn’t work, infinite loop of kernel panics when trying to boot the external.

Then I tried using the installer app from within Big Sur, pointing it at a newly formatted APFS version of the external drive again. Still the infinite kernel panic problem, BUT. Now the internal SSD with Big Sur had been corrupted too, with the “forbidden” symbol at boot. Reinstalling Big Sur now. Beware!

I should note this is on a 2020 iMac with the i7 10700K and the Radeon Pro 5700XT
 
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Cookie285

macrumors newbie
Apr 26, 2011
6
1
Stuttgart, Germany
Installed it on my M1 mini. Beta seems stable so far only having issues with Steam at the Moment. Will continue to test to see if anything else doesn't work in my daily work.

Working:
  • Chrome
  • Outlook
  • OneNote
  • Discord
  • Telegram
  • Twitterriffic
  • BBEdit
  • Crossover
  • Screens
  • iMazing
  • Calibre
  • OpenAudible
  • Handbrake
  • MagaSync
  • Filezilla
Maybe
  • GeForce Now (sometimes works, sometimes doesn't start, didn't test logn enough to be sure)

Not Working:
  • Steam (was working for a few minutes, now crashes constantly)
 

ahlucas

macrumors newbie
Nov 17, 2020
8
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cisco anyconnect/VPN functionality overall anyone? that's prolly the biggest fear of mine now before installing the beta. thanks!
 

macintoshmac

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May 13, 2010
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Outlook and Word beta channel apps have that annoying privacy popup at each launch. There is a slightly tedious workaround for it.
 

tm1982

macrumors newbie
Jun 8, 2021
5
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Anyone using Adobe CC2021 suite and Little Snitch on M1 macs can confirm they both work? Thanks ??
 

petekjohnson

macrumors newbie
May 24, 2012
29
18
Springfield, MO
MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

I am here to report that for 14 hours I have found DP1 to be frigging amazing. Far and away the most seamless OS upgrade I have ever performed, beta or not. I had exactly ONE app that flat out refused to run, and all it did was crash gently into a crash report window. Another app needed to install a System Extension that required me to restart into Boot Options and reduce my Security Policy before I could get them approved for loading. And then it worked fine. EVERYHING else has worked great. Not one hiccup.

I haven't had enough time to really explore all over the place, but one thing that I was eager to check into was the new built-in 2-factor authentication feature, and I can report that it works flawlessly. I was using OTP Auth before, and thought that was an excellent Mac/iOS/iCloud combo solution, but now I don't even have to go and GET codes to enter, it all happens automagically. It's fantastic!

  • 1Blocker 3.16.1 (works flawlessly)
  • AdGuard 2.5.3.955 release (works flawlessly)
  • Airflow 3.3.1 (works flawlessly)
  • Audiobook Builder 2.1.2 (works flawlessly)
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.1 (gives message about unsupported operating systems, then allows you to continue anyway, and seems to work fine. I wouldn't necessarily use it for a restore, but definitely to do a backup)
  • Cisdem PDFMaster 4.0.0 (crashes on launch)
  • CleanMyMac X 4.8.4 (works flawlessly)
  • DAEMON Tools 8.2 (requires System Extensions and rebooting twice to get up and running, then works flawlessly)
  • Deliveries 9.1.2 (works flawlessly)
  • Downie 4.2.6 (works flawlessly)
  • Droplr 5.9.5 (works flawlessly)
  • ExpressVPN 10.3.0 (works flawlessly, but after connection, got a message that it conflicted with iCloud+ Protected Browsing)
  • FE File Explorer Pro 3.0.4 (works flawlessly)
  • ff·Works 2.3.2 (works flawlessly)
  • Filmage Screen 1.3.1 (works flawlessly)
  • Fission 2.7.0 (message about unsupported operating systems, allows you to proceed anyway, seems to work fine)
  • Friendly Streaming 5.9.7 (works flawlessly)
  • Google Chrome 91.0.4472.77 (works flawlessly)
  • HandBrake 1.3.3 (works flawlessly)
  • IINA 1.1.2 (works flawlessly)
  • iMazing 2.13.8 (works flawlessly)
  • KeyboardCleanTool 3 (works flawlessly)
  • Linguist 2.4 (works flawlessly)
  • Facebook Messenger 97.11.116 (ONLY item to indicate needing Rosetta to continue, works flawlessly)
  • Meta 2.0.5 (works flawlessly)
  • OTP Auth 2.17.4 (works flawlessly)
  • Pacifist 3.6.2 (works flawlessly)
  • Permute 3.6.4 (works flawlessly)
  • Plex 1.31.1 (works flawlessly)
  • PlistEdit Pro 1.9.2 (works flawlessly)
  • Radio Silence 3.1 (works flawlessly)
  • Remote Desktop 3.9.4 (works flawlessly)
  • Signal 5.4.0-beta.4 (works flawlessly)
  • Skype 8.72 (works flawlessly)
  • Spotify 1.1.60.668.gff09d345 (works flawlessly)
  • Tampermonkey 4.11.6117 (works flawlessly)
  • The Unarchiver 4.3.0 (works flawlessly)
  • Transmission 3.00 Nightly (works flawlessly)
  • WhatsApp 2.2119.6 (works flawlessly)
  • Yate 6.5 (works flawlessly)
  • zoom.us 5.6.6 (works flawlessly)

An intermittent but very annoying problem where nearly all my "messaging" apps (Messages, Signal, Facebook Messenger, etc.) would stop playing notification sounds has gone away. They seem totally consistent in always playing them now.

SMB network connections seem more reliable.

Podcasts app continues to occasionally not remember my specified window placement and size.

Everything else has been seamless so far - KNOCK ON WOOD.

I'm NOT a developer, but the way I see it, with Catalina they introduced the split system and data volumes with "firmlinks" to make it appear as one unified file system, and System Integrity Protection (SIP). Lots of stuff was badly broken right from the start. Big Sur introduced the cryptographically Signed System Volume (SSV) and totally eliminated kernel extensions in favor of system extensions, while also making it much harder to install and authorize and load them, so many other things badly broke. Introducing the M1 architecture brought changes to all things related to the Restore/Install/Security boot-up modes, and the way of making external drives bootable. With Monterey, it does not SEEM to have nearly as many fundamental architecture changes that appear to be breaking apps. In the past, I would DEFINITELY already have had an app freeze or crash or a kernel panic by now. This time: nothing - flawless!

-Pete
 
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