Saturday, June 1, 2019

inventory your 32-bit MacOS apps for when life becomes 64-bit only

If you're a Mac user, you may be getting used to seeing warnings like this:
Much like with what happened with iOS, 32-bit apps will no longer be supported.

(For someone with packrat tendencies, this is a bummer! Also I have a pile of indie games that will need special care to run in the future.)

Bob on the Lost In Mobile WhatsApp channel mentioned you can find out what apps are on your system now that might not easily run in the future:
1. Go to "Apple Menu | About This Mac"
2. On the "Overview" tab click "System Report..."
3. In the left column scroll down to "Software > Applications"
4. You can sort on the rightmost "64-bit" column and look for the "No"s.

Wonder when Apple will move away from Intel chips for Macs and what the transition will look like.

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