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The (almost) complete guide to apps that don’t play well with macOS High Sierra

Whenever an operating system update appears, there are usually apps that haven’t been updated by developers or just aren’t working well with the new update for one reason or another. Today we’re providing you with a list of apps that just aren’t working with macOS High Sierra or that work, but have some compatibility issues.

Apps that do not work with macOS High Sierra

AppleWorks: Apple


Disk Inventory X: Tjark Derlien

Excel 2003 Power PC version

Excel for Mac 2004


Filemaker 9 Pro: FileMaker 

FileMaker Pro: FileMaker 

FileMaker Pro 10: FileMaker

Filemaker Pro 11.0.4: FileMaker 

FileMaker Pro 8.5: FileMaker

Google Drive: Google


Intego Backup Manager Pro: Intego

Internet Explorer: Microsoft

Internet Security Barrier X6: Intego 

Mailplane: uncomplex gmbh

McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac

Microsoft LyncMicrosoft

Microsoft Messenger: Microsoft

Microsoft Office 2004: Microsoft

NetBarrier X5: Intego

nvALTBrett Terpstra

OnyXTitanium Software

Path Finder: Cocoatech

Personal Antispam: Intego

VirusBarrier X6: Intego



RoaringApps: Bryce Cameron 

Mac Premium Bundle 2013 (X7): Intego

VirusBarrier 10.7.3: Intego

Adobe Illustrator CC 2017: Adobe

McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac: McAfee

KarabinerTakayama Fumihiko

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

Microsoft OneDrive: Microsoft

Deep Freeze for Mac: Faronics Labs

MP Navigator EX 4.0: Canon Inc.

Startupizer 2: Gentle Bytes

Apps that have some issues with macOS High Sierra

Audacity®: Open Source

beaTunestagtraum industries

Chromium: Open Source

CrashPlan: Code 42 Software (note that CrashPlan is dropping support for personal online backups)


Language SwitcherTJ-HD Software

Microsoft AutoUpdate: Microsoft

Snapz Pro X: Ambrosia Software

SuperDuper!: Shirt Pocket

TechTool ProMicromat

VirusBarrier Express: Intego

VirusBarrier Plus: Intego

XtraFinderTran Ky Nam

Myst III ExileUbisoft

RivenXJean-Francois Roy

Encyclopaedia Universalis 2011Encyclopaedia Universalis

NetBarrier X8: Intego

BearShiny Frog

App Cleaner: Nektony

Duden Wörterbücher Deutsch: Bibliographisches Institut / Paragon Software

Le Petit Robert 2008: Sejer 

Add to our list

Have any favorite apps that aren’t working properly (or at all) under macOS High Sierra? Please leave the name and version of the app in the comments section below. 

Steve Sande
the authorSteve Sande
Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!