Macos 10.15 32 Bit Apps

  
Most current releases of Adobe apps are compatible with macOS Catalina 10.15.

And if you need to run a 32-bit application for daily use a Virtual Machine is not recommended (even though it can be done), in that case it is probably best to either use a ‘two Mac strategy’ with one running macOS 10.14 Mojave and one running macOS 10.15 Catalina, or – if you insist on using one Mac only – to run macOS 10.14 Mojave. Most older Adobe apps were created using 32-bit architecture and do not work in Catalina. We have no plans to update apps that we no longer support or develop. The following table lists some common 32-bit Adobe apps that are not compatible with Catalina. (It is not a comprehensive list of all older 32-bit Adobe apps.).

Can I use my Adobe apps in macOS Catalina 10.15?

We've updated most current apps to 64-bit architecture. The following versions work in Catalina, but have these known issues.

Macos 10.15 32 Bit AppsList

How To Run 32 Bit Apps On Macos Catalina

Adobe appVersion(s) compatible with Catalina
Adobe Creative Cloud apps 2021
2020
Acrobat Pro DC, Acrobat Standard DC
2019 and later (subscription or non-subscription)
Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017, Adobe Acrobat Standard 2017
2017
Adobe Acrobat Pro 2020, Adobe Acrobat Standard 2020
2020
Adobe Connect11.2, 11
Adobe Digital Editions 4.5
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021
2020
Adobe Premiere Elements2021
2020
Apps

Most older Adobe apps were created using 32-bit architecture and do not work in Catalina. We have no plans to update apps that we no longer support or develop. The following table lists some common 32-bit Adobe apps that are not compatible with Catalina. (It is not a comprehensive list of all older 32-bit Adobe apps.)

Macos 10.15 32 Bit Apps Download

Adobe ProductStatus and alternatives
Creative Cloud apps – 2018 release and earlierNo updates planned. We recommend that you upgrade to the latest release of Creative Cloud apps.
Adobe CaptivateUpdate scheduled end of 2019
Creative Suite appsNo updates planned. We recommend that you upgrade to Creative Cloud.
FuseNo updates planned. Find free characters on Mixamo.
Adobe Presenter Video ExpressNo updates planned. We recommend moving to Adobe Captivate.
SpeedGradeNo updates planned. Certain features have been integrated into Premiere Pro, which is 64-bit compliant.

Uninstall 32-bit apps before upgrading to Catalina

Before you upgrade to Catalina, we recommend that you uninstall your 32-bit Adobe apps. Older uninstallers are also 32-bit apps and don't work in Catalina.

If you already upgraded to Catalina, you can use the Creative Cloud Cleaner tool to uninstall older versions of Creative Cloud apps.

If you've kept Acrobat DC or Creative Cloud apps up to date, they are already 64-bit compliant.

You can update your apps using the Creative Cloud desktop app. See how to update your apps to the latest versions.

Macos 10.15 32 Bit Apps List

Are there issues using current Adobe apps in Catalina?

See the following documents for known issues with Adobe apps and macOS Catalina:

Macos 10.15 32 Bit Apps
  • Enterprise: Known issues with Creative Cloud packages on macOS Catalina

More like this

Since macOS Catalina users haven’t been able to run 32-bit apps anymore. While many apps’ creators developed new, 64-bit versions of the apps by now, there are still some applications and plugins that can only run on 32-bit Macs. If you need to run a 32-bit app on Big Sur, you can do it with the help of a virtual machine.

Virtual machines allow you to install and open an earlier version of macOS (for example Mojave) in a window on your Mac Big Sur or Catalina. You will be able to run two operating systems at the same time, which is handy if you want to open a single 32-bit app alongside your 64-bit Mac applications. However, when you run a virtual machine, your computer’s resources are split between the two operating systems, so everything may run slower than usual.

Popular virtualization apps for macOS are Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion and VirtualBox. This article will cover pros and cons of using VMware Fusion, VirtualBox and Parallels.

Install 32-bit apps on macOS Big Sur With Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop is very intuitive and easy-to-use for regular computer users. You can open another operating system in a separate window (including a full screen mode), or you can turn on Coherence mode. In Coherence mode the virtual machine will run in the background, while 32-bit programs can run alongside your regular Mac apps. Parallels Desktop allows you to copy and paste or drag and drop between both OS’s without any problems.

Parallels Desktop prices start at $79.99, however there is a free trial period available.

Get 32-bit apps on macOS Big Sur With VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion is another popular virtualization software for Macbooks. It is close to Parallels in terms of functionality and pricing, but VMware’s Fusion supports a larger number of operating systems than Parallels. On the other hand, Parallels is easier for beginners, and runs a little smoother. Otherwise, these two programs are approximately on the same level.

Install 32-bit apps a Mac Big Sur Via VirtualBox

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If you don’t plan to spend extra money on virtualization software, there’s always VirtualBox by Oracle. VirtualBox is a pretty decent free alternative to paid software if not slower, less polished and missing some handy functions. If you need to run some resource intensive apps on a virtual machine, VirtualBox might not be the best choice for you. VirtualBox also requires more technical knowledge than, for example, Parallels, as users need to tune some settings themselves when installing it. However, if you are a power user already or don’t mind doing a little more work, and you are not going to run resource intensive software, VirtualBox is a good (and free!) alternative.