Version 1.3 of Go64 is now available, adding some convenient controls for sorting through Intel vs Universal apps in addition to displaying which of your apps are 64-bit compatible (and which aren’t).
There’s also a new German localization, courtesy of Eberhard Woentz. Thanks Eberhard! 👋🏼 And a couple of bug fixes which may impact you if you use the contextual menus within Go64 or have backups of old iPhone apps laying around (I’m looking at you, Thomas Tempelmann). Thanks, Thomas, for bringing the problems to my attention.
I also changed the text in the UI to read “Not 64-bit ready” and “64-bit ready” rather than “32-bit” and “64-bit”. It better reflects the purpose of Go64, and also takes care of that gray area where really old stuff like PowerPC apps were being listed as “32-bit” – which wasn’t really technically true, but served the purpose of letting you know they wouldn’t run on Catalina or Big Sur.
The new version of Go64 is a universal app that natively supports both Intel and Apple Silicon powered Macs. It still scans all of your installed applications to tell you which ones are 32-bit, meaning that they won’t work on macOS Catalina or Big Sur.
Just launch Go64 and perform a new scan. The “Architecture” column will show the type of each app that it finds. Click on the column header to sort the results by architecture type, and you’ll then be able to quickly see which of your apps will run natively on Apple Silicon. And now you’ll know which developers you need to pester to update their apps so they also take advantage of Apple’s ridiculously fast new processors 🙂
Go64 version 1.1.1 is now available. It’s a minor update that fixes a bug that could result in Go64 reporting that an app had a 32-bit-only internal component when the app actually also had a 64-bit version of that component. So it’d mistakenly report that the app wouldn’t run on Catalina when it would, in fact, run.
This update also fixes a situation where, if you multi-selected a bunch of apps and revealed them in the Finder, Go64 would open a separate Finder window to show each application. Now it’ll just open whatever folders it needs to and highlight all of the selected apps that reside in that folder.
If you’ve already got Go64, just choose “Check for Updates” from its menu. If not, you can download it from the Go64 page. Go64 is free.
There’s a new release of Go64 available. Version 1.1 lets you selectively hide applications in its list of results.
If you’re scanning your Mac to see which applications aren’t compatible with Catalina, there may be some that aren’t 64-bit but that you can live without. If you know you’re not going to upgrade an app, you can now hide it so it’s not listed, letting you focus on the apps that you need to worry about before installing Catalina. Just select the app and click the “Hide App” icon in the toolbar.
Version 1.1 also fixes a bug that caused the count of 32-bit and 64-bit applications to be incorrect when running Go64 in French.
If you’ve already got Go64, just choose “Check for Updates” in its menu. If not, head over to the Go64 page to download it now!
Version 1.0.6 of Go64 is now available, bringing intelligent updating that refreshes the data in Go64’s list of applications when you update an app on your Mac. This version also now runs on versions of macOS all the way back to Yosemite (10.10), so even if you’re updating to Catalina from a really old version of the system, you can still prepare with Go64.
If you’ve already got Go64, just choose “Check for Updates…” from its menu to get the new version. If you still haven’t downloaded it, you can get it from the Go64 page – it’s completely free (though donations are still appreciated).
Oh, and about that update-checking mechanism… I do know that the modal alerts that pop up in Go64 stall the installation of updates until you click “OK”. That’s also been fixed in version 1.0.6, so shouldn’t be a problem for updates after this one.
Version 1.0.5 of Go64 is out. If you’re not already aware of it, Go64 is our free app that scans your system for old apps containing 32-bit code that will no longer run correctly (or run at all) once you upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina.
This release fixes a bug that could cause the count of 32-bit and 64-bit applications to be incorrect, corrects a goof that could display (really) old PowerPC apps as 64-bit compatible, and scans TextMate .tmbundle files if you’ve got any installed.
If you already have Go64 on your Mac, just use its “Check for Updates” menu command. If not, head on over to the Go64 page to download your copy now!
Version 1.0.4 of Go64, our free app for determining which of your apps are macOS 10.15-compatible, is now available.
If you choose to list all the applications that Go64 has found, the new version will highlight all of the 32-bit apps in red. You can then sort the list by application name to see if you also have a 64-bit version of an app. If you do, then you don’t have to worry about finding an upgrade – just delete the 32-bit one shown in red.
Go64 1.0.4 also includes corrected website and company information for a number of applications, including those from Ashlar-Vellum, Avid, Slack, Steinberg and Valve.
You can get the latest version of Go64 here, or by choosing “Check for updates” in Go64 if you’ve already downloaded a previous version.