If you update your apps regularly or only download from the App Store, it will probably be fine. But if you hold an old favorite that the developer does not want to update – such as Microsoft Office 11 for Mac – you have to decide if you want to go to Catalina and lose access to the app or the update and keep using the old software.
Although you could pass Catalina, we recommend that youto stay informed of Apple & # 39; s security patches so that you do not lose any important privacy features.
Before you go to the new MacOS, you can check which of your apps will not reach Catalina as follows.
How to check for 32-bit apps on your system
1. Click the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen.
2. Select About this Mac .
3. Click on System Report .
4. Scroll down to the Software and click Applications .
5. On the right you see a list of apps and a column with the label 64-Bit (Intel) . If one of those apps has a No in that column, it means they are not 64-bit apps, so you must update them or find a replacement before you get the MacOS Catalina update.
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Originally published earlier this month. Updated to remove an incorrect reference about the number of apps that are not compatible with MacOS Catalina.