macOS Sierra 10.12: Compatible Apps

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baxyp

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ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac hangs at launch and spins with 100% CPU.

EDIT: ABBYY just released version 12.1.6 which fixes this problem.
 
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i've been running crashplan successfully thru every public beta of sierra (altho needed to re-install the app a few times... including for the final sierra release). otherwise, i continue to backup without issue.
Yeah, sounds like they concur. Hopefully on their update, no re-installs needed. I have no need to update yet. So, may wait a couple weeks. I have CCC, CP, and pwSafe.
 

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Yeah, sounds like they concur. Hopefully on their update, no re-installs needed. I have no need to update yet. So, may wait a couple weeks. I have CCC, CP, and pwSafe.
i just installed the 10.12.1 public beta, and crashplan is running fine (no reinstall needed).
 

mecutler

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Just installed Sierra and wanted to see what works. So far from my testing the below work for me.

MOD EDIT: This is a wiki post, which is editable by anyone with the appropriate rights. Please update this post with compatible and incompatible apps to ensure the list is comprehensive. For apps with limited compatibility, please include a link to your post explaining the limitations. The lists are in alphabetical order.

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Compatible

1Password 6
2Do
4D v15.2
Accordance Bible
Adapter
Adium (requires manual connection)
Adobe Acrobat Pro 10
Adobe Acrobat Pro 11.0.16
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adone Acrobat Reader DC
Adobe Bridge CS6
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3
Adobe Illustrator CS6 (Needs Java 6)
Adobe Indesign CS6
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Affinty Photo
Airmail 3
Airy YouTube Downloader
Alfred 3
Amphetamine
Apple Remote Desktop
AppZapper
Atom 1.7.4
BackBlaze 4.0.5.934
Banktivity 5 (formerly iBank)
Bartender 2 (Test Release)
Better Rename 9
BetterTouchTool
BetterSnapTool
BitTorrent Sync
Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
Caffeine
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.10-b4 <-(released 9/7/16)
CARROT Weather
Chatology
Checkbook Pro
Chrome 51.0.2704.84
Cinema 4D R17
Citrix Receiver 12.2.0
Cloudmagic
Colormunki Display (sometimes need a reinstall and re-calibrate)
Commander One
coconutBattery
Coda
Continuity Activation Tool
CrossOver
CustomMenu 2.12
DaisyDisk
Dark Boot 4.0.6
DaVinci Resolve 12
Day One v2
Deliveries 2.0.1
Discord
Disk Inventory X
Disk Sensei
Disk Warrior 5.0
Downie 2.3.9
Drobo Dashboard
Dropbox
Dropshare
Duel (moved in incompatible)
Duet Display (using the latest iOS and OS X versions, after removing the OS X kext Extension and restarting, and installing the latest app version - 1.5.8.8 - and restarting; these instructions were related by the Developer); previous comments: (with iOS 10, although a bit choppy) (DP5>GM causes app to try & reinstall, won't reinstall)
EazyDraw 8.3.1 (new version)
Elmedia Player
Evernote
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
Fan
Fantastical 2
Fetch 5.7.5
Final Cut Pro X (working fully as of GM)
FileZilla
Firefox
Fluid (and apps made with Fluid)
Flux
Folx Download Manager
Font Book (fixed in second beta)
F5 Big-IP Edge Client (VPN) - Now works in Public Beta 2
GhostTile
Google Drive Desktop App
Handbrake
HardwareGrowler
Hardware Monitor
HoudahSpot 4.2.1
iBackup (for iAccount iOS) - needs legacy java
iBooks
iDrive 3.4.0.15
iFlicks 2
iSkySoft iTube Studio 5.7.1
iStat Menu 5.11
iStat Pro
IVI Pro
iWeb
Itsycal
Keynote
Kindle (as of second Sierra seed)
Kodi
LastPass
Letterspace v1.6.4
Little Snitch Nightly build 3.7 (https://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/download.html)
Logic Pro X
LogMeIn
Magnet
MacMiner
Malwarebytes
MAMP Pro 4
Microsoft Office 2008 (as of 16A294a)
Microsoft Office 2011 (All Applications)
Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft OneDrive Personal (as of Public Beta 4)
Microsoft Remote Desktop
Mindnode
Minecraft 1.10
Moom
Mountain
MPlayer OSX Extended
MySQL Workbench 6.3.6
Nik Collection
Numbers
OmniFocus 2.5.3
OmniGraffle 6.0.4 (quite old)
OmniGraffle 5.4.4 (even older)
OpenEmu
Opera
Outside 1.1.7.1
ownCloud Client 2.2.0
Pages
PaintCode 2.4.2
Parallels 11.2.0
PDF Expert
Pinegrow Web Editor v2.9
Pixelmator (Magic Wand causes crash every time it is used, other than that no other observed issues)
Plex
PMT( PropertyMaintenanceTracker )
Pocket 1.6.2
Polar FlowSync 2.6.4
PopClip
PrintCheck
Pyware versions 8.0.1 and higher (due to using Oracle's Java and not the old MRJ)
Quicken 2007
Quicken 2015
Quicken 2016
QuickSleep 1.0.4
Quiver 3.0.2
Radio Silence
Reeder
Remotix
Scansnap Manager
ScreenConnect
Scrivener
ScummVM
Shazam
Sketch 3.8.3 by Bohemian Coding
SketchUp 2016
Skitch 2.7.8
Skype 7.30 (274)
Slack 2.0.3
Spark 0.2.4.7
Spotify (although slow to launch and ever the memory hog)
Steam (now works on GM - previous comment: Code signature error, needs to be manually signed)
Stickies 10.0
StuffIt Expander
Subler
SuperDuper
SyncMate
TechTool Pro 8 & 9
Telegram (As of 6/20 update is unstable: https://macos.telegram.org)
Telegram Desktop
Text Expander 5.1.4
Text Wrangler
Textual 5
The Unarchiver
Transmission
Transmit
Trim Enabler
TunnelBear
TunnelBlick
Tweetbot 2.4 (though sometimes, tweets appear blank or empty... closing/restarting Tweetbot fixes the issue temporarily.)
Twitter
Ulysses (as of v2.6)
VMT ( VehicleMaintenanceTracker)
Vivaldi Web Browser (1.2.490.39) (64-bit)
VLC
WhatsApp Desktop
Yummy FTP
xAct
XLD


Limited Compatibility

Aperture 3.6 (limitations listed in Sierra release notes)
Acrobat Pro 11.0.16 - Will not Print. Fixed in PB4.
CleanMyMac 3 will prompt to install a beta release that supports Sierra (3.5b2)
Fusion 8.1.1 (see this post)
gfxCardStatus (displays GPU status, but will always force discrete GPU since gfxCardStatus "requires" the discrete GPU)
GIMP (Default language changed, now stops loading)
Hazel (some rules do not work)
Line (Voice calling causes "App not responding" and skips audio)
Logic Pro 9.1.8 (can crash intermittently)
MacPorts
  • neither the package for El Capitan, nor the port binary within that package, is compatible with Sierra
  • it's necessary to build from source
Screenflow 5 and 6 (opens but nothing shows up when recording)
Simple Comic (will not install latest update but reads CBR files okay)
Sonos (Desktop) - Crashes if left open when computer goes to sleep, otherwise, functionality works as expected.
Splashtop Business (installs but will not always connect to remote computers, closing and restarting the app seems to fix this temporarily)
uTorrent (can crash in certain circumstances)
VMware Fusion 8 (Turn of 3D acceleration if you get an "Internal Error." **works in Public Beta 2)

Incompatible

3D Coat
Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 (crashes on launch)
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 (must reinstall Java 6, opens and functions, crashes on Save As...)
Adobe Illustrator CS6 (installer error, if update from prior OS, make work after reinstall Java 6)
Adobe InDesign CC (installs, but has some rendering issues when dragging objects)
Adobe Photoshop CS5 (crashes on close)
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (installer error, make work if update from prior OS)
Apptivate
AVG AntiVirus (doesn't open)
AVG Cleaner (crashes at launch)
BOX Sync (brings up Console, floods with errors, doesn't work at all)
BusyCal (crashes at launch)
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.19 (installs and opens for use but does not actually backup)
CCleaner (does not open)
Contacts (Apple's Application) Crashes FOR SOME at launch
Disk Warrior (launches and works for a while but crashes in the end before replacing the rebuilt directory)
EazyDraw 7 (crashes at launch)
ESET Cyber Security Pro 6.2.6.0 (not working when copied with Migration Ass., can't clean install)
EtreCheck (crashes during scan)
Final Draft 9 (crashes at launch) (Update to 9.0.9 fixes problems)
Freemacsoft LiteIcon 3.6.3 (Error message at launch even when SIP is disabled)
Greek Radio (icon has slash through it, Sierra throws error when launching)
GPGTools (not working with Sierra yet, they are working on it at @ https://gpgtools.org)
GPSPhotoLinker (with 10.10 and 10.11 it required manual install of Perl 5.10 and deactivation of System Integrity Protection (csrutil) but now stopped working at all with 10.12 (http://www.earlyinnovations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2513&start=10)
GutenPrint (current version does not work and is disabled by the macOS installer)
Identify 551 (developer has announced that he has ceased development on this program, as well)
Karabiner (needs major changes, not coming anytime soon)
Little Snitch 3.6.3 (see nightly build instead https://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/download.html)
Logitech Control V3.93 Doesn't recognize my Logitech Performance Mouse (Logitech Unifying Software V1.2.315 works). What this means is that my Logitech Mouse is Recognized, but just the left and right buttons work along with the scroll wheel. None of the other buttons can be programmed Because Unifying Software does not recognize the mouse.
Maintenance (crashes at launch)
Movist (crashes after some minutes)
MPlayerX
Online Bible 4.2.1 (crashes with Internal Error due to undocumented function in Sierra GM)
Onyx (crashes at launch)
Pages 09 version
Patterns (regex app from the MAS - marked as incompatible)
Pulse Secure 5.2r2 (backend dsAccessService seg faults when run)
Pyware versions 8.0.0, 7, 6, and lower (due to Apple's MRJ Java--not able to be installed on 10.12)
Quicken Essentials for Mac 1.7.4 (icon has slash through it, Sierra throws error when launching)
RapidWeaver 7 (Opens projects and appears to work but crashes when previewing Site) - Working after update to 7.0.4
Razer Synapse 2.0. (Loads but can't detect device(s))
Safari Technology Preview 9.1.2
Seil (needs major changes, not coming anytime soon)
SIMBL (SafariStand etc.)
Soho Notes (Crashes instantly at every attempt to open)
Splashtop Streamer (installer will crash on fresh installs, but will stream if previously installed on El Cap then updated to Sierra)
SyncTwoFolders 2.19 (Crashes after selecting destination or target folder)
Yosemite Disk Utility patched to run on El Capitan (crashes at launch)
Microsoft OneDrive (Crashes at Launch) -- works for me -- works as of PB4
Western Digital Disk Tools (Complains about needing to be launched from Applications folder)
WhatsApp Desktop (always recommends moving to Application folder when it is already there, and will lose login details prompting QR scans every time OS restarts) -- ChitChat works for me
WriteRoom 2.5.1 (marked as incompatible)
ZenMate (makes initial VPN connection then disconnects)
 
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ibarnett

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I can import photos direct from the card via a sd card reader, but my camera does not show up at all. Tried both Canon & Sony cameras. Same in Image Capture App.
Answering my own question................
Canon 6D, WiFi must be "off" to enable connection to computer.
Sony USB must be set to "mass storage", not "Auto"
Go figure:)
 

grahamperrin

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For readers whose browser does not properly show the title in the title bar:

macOS Sierra 10.12: Compatible Apps

hangs at launch and spins with 100% CPU.
Compatible with both Apple Hanger and Apple Spinner, a great application.

failures unpacking the update.
Compatible with Apple Nonpacker, could be a unique selling point. Or maybe it's just using Apple's new Stalemate framework.
 
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Macphun Team

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Macphun Aurora HDR waits forever if you select demo images , and crashes if you select a new image.
Our tech team is working on a hotfix for that. We're doing our best to release the update till the end of the week.
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Macphun Aurora HDR does not work.
Sorry for that! The update with a fix will be released till the end of this week. Stay tuned for the news :)
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I am on PB4.

Verifying that Chrome/Firefox work fine.

Libreoffice 5.2.0.4 works fine.

Thunderbird seems to have some issues like moving floating windows.

VLC 2.2.4 is working fine. No issues with control placements.

PS CC and LR CC are working fine.

McGimp 2.9.5 (my GIMP builds) are working fine. Since my builds include the plugins for the Nik Collection, they are working fine too.

Capture NX2 and View NX2 are working fine. Note that they were installed during Yosemite days and they are still going strong.

Finally, just checked to verify Macphun HDR Pro. Not working. Crashes after trying to load images.
Sorry for the issue with Macphun apps. The update with a fix for that will be released till the end of the week.
Cheers!
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Macphun's Aurora HDR 2016 crashes trying to send a file from Lightroom. I reported that to MacPhun weeks ago on the GM releases. Their attitude was....it will all be OK when you get the official release of Sierra. Really? So I upgraded from the GM to official Sierra build yesterday. Guess what? Yep same damn app crash. I sent the data to Macphun and they told me they were working on something. I am afraid that something in Aurora 2017 which should be out by the end of October. Not impressed with Macphun at all.
Thank you for providing us with all the data! We're trying our best to release the update with a fix to that within a day.
 

sananda

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Just installed Sierra on my 2014 11" MBA and performed a preliminary test with iWork '09.

iWork '09 looks good so far!

Startup performance is significantly better than it was under OSX El Cap. On El Cap a black window would appear first and then 1-3 seconds later the application window would display. With Sierra, startup is virtually instantaneous and no black window.

DISCLAIMER: This hasn't been an exhaustive test of all dialogs and features, but what I have tested worked flawlessly. Things in the past that caused an issue (crayon color picker changing to colored pencils) are working fine. If I find something or some reports something I'll modify this post.
Pages and Numbers '09 also working fine for me so far.

Lightroom 4 is also fine so far and the panels mentioned here - http://www.lightroomqueen.com/lightroom-macos-sierra-compatibility/ - are not missing.
 
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RumorzGuy

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I just posted the following in the bugs thread, but I thought that it might be wise to post it here as well for those of you who may miss it in the other thread . . .

<== ATTENTION VIRTUALBOX USERS ==>

Just a quick warning to those of you here who have Sierra installed on unsupported machines. In the unsupported machines thread we have discovered that having VirtualBox installed in Sierra may wreak havoc on your system.

The problem seems to be related to some of the kernel extensions that Oracle installs.

One of the biggest symptoms to date is that VirtualBox will break your iSight camera, so that it does not even appear under the Hardware/Camera section in the System Report. At least three people have now reported this problem, myself included.

If you open FaceTime, Photo Booth or any other app that uses the built-in camera, you will see a message that says that no camera is available, and that you need to connect a camera.

Short of totally uninstalling VirtualBox, there is currently no fix or workaround for this issue.

After a long, arduous troubleshooting process -- please see my post here -- last night I totally removed VirtualBox from my system, being as I really don't need it. My iSight camera was immediately fixed upon doing so.
 

steve333

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What about clicktoflash? If not, what else can let you download clips from youtube and other sites?
 

LarryMcJ

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I've sent the developer several emails about the Bartender 2 incompatibility, but no reply thus far. Oddly, on the home page he lists Bartender 2 as compatible with Sierra, but it definitely is not. I have Bartender 2 and Sierra on three Macs and it doesn't work on any of them.
 

fisherking

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I've sent the developer several emails about the Bartender 2 incompatibility, but no reply thus far. Oddly, on the home page he lists Bartender 2 as compatible with Sierra, but it definitely is not. I have Bartender 2 and Sierra on three Macs and it doesn't work on any of them.
odd, am using it on both of my macs without issue. try uninstalling/reinstalling bartender... and (of course), make sure you're using the latest version.

to install the helper (to hide spotlight), you have to disable SIP (which i did, then installed the helper, then re-enabled SIP).

 

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I've sent the developer several emails about the Bartender 2 incompatibility, but no reply thus far. Oddly, on the home page he lists Bartender 2 as compatible with Sierra, but it definitely is not. I have Bartender 2 and Sierra on three Macs and it doesn't work on any of them.
I'm not having any trouble at all with Bartender 2 on Sierra. You might try reaching out to the dev.
 

LarryMcJ

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@fisherking: Nope...still not working for me, and I even uninstalled Bartender 2 using AppCleaner. Not likely I'm doing anything wrong, I've been in the computer biz all my life and this is happening on three machines. The only apparent difference is you're using the latest Sierra beta and I'm not.

Bartender installs fine and I can can rearrange app icons just fine using Command+Drag, but then again I can do that anyway now with Sierra even if Bartender wasn't installed. The problem is when I restart, the icons are back to a haphazard placement.

@Weaselboy: I've sent Ben three emails since Sierra released and haven't heard a reply.
 

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@fisherking: Nope...still not working for me, and I even uninstalled Bartender 2 using AppCleaner. Not likely I'm doing anything wrong, I've been in the computer biz all my life and this is happening on three machines. The only apparent difference is you're using the latest Sierra beta and I'm not.

Bartender installs fine and I can can rearrange app icons just fine using Command+Drag, but then again I can do that anyway now with Sierra even if Bartender wasn't installed. The problem is when I restart, the icons are back to a haphazard placement.

@Weaselboy: I've sent Ben three emails since Sierra released and haven't heard a reply.
worked for me on the formal release of sierra as well, but...one icon continues to load in the wrong place if/when i reboot. so i move it, and get on with my day. so may be similar to what you're experiencing. how often are you restarting? it's rare for me, so....
 

ceparker27

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So I'm playing around with some stuff, so here's a few more I've found:
Working
Photoscape X
Mathematica
Picasa
Python (IDLE)
Dolphin Emulator
 

chudtsankov

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Photoshop CC Save Image For Web in Sierra
I'm unable to select an image file when 'Saving For Web' in the 'Save As' finder window in Photoshop CC running on Sierra.

There are times when I need to save a new image using a similar name by selecting the existing file, which matches the name in the 'Save As' dialog field. Using Photoshop CC under Sierra I'm unable to do so because of the inability to select existing files in the Save-as finder window.

I am able to right-click, so my workaround is to right-click on the file in question, select 'Rename' and then copy and paste the filename into the Save As form field.

Also, the Format, Settings & Slices options in the 'Save As' finder window are off-center, situated to the far left.
 

RumorzGuy

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I've sent the developer several emails about the Bartender 2 incompatibility, but no reply thus far. Oddly, on the home page he lists Bartender 2 as compatible with Sierra, but it definitely is not. I have Bartender 2 and Sierra on three Macs and it doesn't work on any of them.
I find that odd. I have Bartender 2.1.6 installed on an unsupported iMac running the Sierra final release. It appears to be running just fine without incident. Is your only problem that the app icons change order after you reboot? Personally, I don't care in what order my icons load in the menubar, just as long as they do load. In fact, I never try to reorder them. But I fully understand that some folks are more meticulous about that point than others.
 

RumorzGuy

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Online Bible Still Dead in the Water With macOS Sierra

Just an update regarding the Macintosh OS X version of the Online Bible 4.2.1 app that is distributed by David Pohl and Cross Country Software.

At this current time. Online Bible remains totally incompatible with Sierra, due to an undocumented function in Sierra which is resulting in an internal error, so that Online Bible crashes within seconds of being launched.

I am not a programmer, but the lead Mac version developer, Steve, sent me the following explanation. Perhaps it will make sense to some of you who do happen to be developers:

". . . a library the Online Bible uses, vis., WASTE, calls SetFontInfoForSelection() in Apple’s Carbon.framework, which ultimately tries to call -[NSTypographyPanel noGlyphsStaticString]. I have been unable to find any documentation on noGlyphsStaticString, which implies it is being introduced in Sierra. However, the error we are seeing is "unrecognized selector,” which means it is not yet implemented in Sierra. I find it hard to believe there are not other apps out there calling SetFontInfoForSelection(), so, at least theoretically, they should be having the same problem."

If there are any developers here who know anything about this function/method called "noGlyphsStaticString", or if you are aware of any online documentation concerning it, please let me know, so that I can write to Steve about it.

Steve informed me that until Apple fixes this issue on their end, Online Bible remains dead in the water, insofar as macOS Sierra is concerned.

For me personally, this is very disappointing news, because I have been using Online Bible for many years now, and I miss its easy copy and paste function.

In the meantime, I am using "Eloquence", which is an extension of the "e-Sword" project. I don't like it as much as Online Bible due to its apparent lack of a copy and paste function, but we must make due with what is available.

In fact, I have twice now posted a question regarding this on the Eloquence support page, and in over a month, no one has responded, which doesn't inspire much confidence in the project, in my view.
 

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