macOS Sierra App Compatibility List


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I know it’s been a while since my last post, and for those of you who’ve been reading up about my Epstein Barr do not fear, I will have blog posts and updates soon!

This post is aimed at developers and users looking to upgrade to macOS Sierra but wondering if their favorite apps will continue to work. Below is a list of functional and non-functional apps as of the date of this post.

Working Out Of The Box (Sorted A-Z):

  • 1Password
  • Alfred
  • Android Studio
  • AppCleaner
  • Arduino
  • Base
  • Battle.Net
  • Blender
  • Byword
  • Charles Web Proxy
  • Chrome
  • Coda 2
  • DaisyDisk
  • Dash 2
  • Dropbox
  • Genymotion
  • Graphic
  • iCircuit
  • IntelliJ
  • Java 8 JDK (from the Oracle website)
  • Kindle
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Money Dance
  • Navicat Data Modeler Essentials
  • Navicat Premium Essentials
  • Notability
  • NPM (Node Package Manager)
  • NVM (Node Version Manager)
  • PaintCode
  • Parallels 12
  • Pixelmator
  • Pocket
  • PS4 Remote Play
  • QuickRadar
  • Rested
  • RubyMine
  • RVM (Ruby Version Manager)
  • Screens VNC
  • Sketch
  • Sketchbook
  • Skype
  • Slack
  • Sococo
  • Stuffit Expander (Mac App Store Version)
  • Textastic
  • Transmission
  • Tower Git
  • ToyViewer
  • Tunnel Bear
  • Tweetbot
  • VirtualBox
  • Visual Studio Code
  • VLC
  • WhatsApp
  • Xcode 7.3.1
  • Xcode 8
  • Zeplin

Working With Some Tweaks:

  • Homebrew
    • After installing or upgrading to macOS Sierra, the /usr/local directory’s permissions are not what Homebrew expects. You should really install Homebrew in your Home folder (probably setup as a hidden folder) instead of in the default location. If you do, however, need to fix this, then go ahead and input the following command in a Terminal window:

        sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local
      

Not Working:

  • Duet Display
    • The app will prompt you to install it every time you turn on your Mac. You will follow through with the process, restart, and it will prompt you to install again. For now users suggest uninstalling as it can cause issues with waking from sleep or unlocking. Duet has said they will release an update with Sierra compatibility as soon as Apple releases the final OS. Expect an update any day now.

And that’s all for now, if you have any other apps that are working, not working, or partially working then please feel free to send them to me via Twitter or Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for most tech and programming related posts :)