5 Check app com­pat­i­bil­ity

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Ap­pli­ca­tion de­vel­op­ers are ul­ti­mately re­spon­si­ble for mak­ing sure that their ap­pli­ca­tions and pro­grams, such as Mi­crosoft Of­fice 2016, are com­pat­i­ble

with new ver­sions of macOS. This means that be­fore up­grad­ing to High Sierra, you should care­fully check the de­vel­oper’s web­site to en­sure which fea­tures are still sup­ported.

The de­vel­op­ers will have had ac­cess to the pre­view ver­sion of High Sierra, so it’s likely they will have been able to come up with a vi­able up­date but ap­pli­ca­tions may not be 100% com­pat­i­ble im­me­di­ately af­ter High Sierra is re­leased.

Mi­crosoft, for in­stance, has ad­vised that ver­sion 15.35 of Of­fice 2016 will in­stall and run in High Sierra per­fectly fine but not ev­ery func­tion works. Ap­ple have re­leased spe­cific guid­ance about their own ‘pro’ apps (for more in­for­ma­tion head to bit.ly/pro_app_ com­pat­i­bil­ity). In brief, the fol­low­ing Ap­ple pro-level apps are com­pat­i­ble with High Sierra: Fi­nal Cut Pro X 10.3.4 or later Mo­tion 5.3.2 or later Com­pres­sor 4.3.2 or later Logic Pro X 10.3.1 or later MainS­tage 3.3 or later

If you re­quire these apps and haven’t yet bought them, the most re­cent ver­sions are avail­able for pur­chase from the Mac App Store. If you al­ready use any of these, make sure to up­date your sys­tem prior to up­grad­ing to High Sierra (See ‘Up­date, up­date, up­date’).

If you need to check which ver­sion of an app you have on your ma­chine, open Finder and click Go > Ap­pli­ca­tions.

≈- click on the ap­pli­ca­tion in ques­tion and select Get Info. You’ll see the ver­sion num­ber of the ap­pli­ca­tion in the Gen­eral sec­tion. If you do dis­cover any is­sues with Ap­ple ap­pli­ca­tions, visit bu­gre­port. ap­ple.com to share your feed­back.

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