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

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.

May 14, 2021 macOS 10.15 Catalina and iOS 13 Support for Akai Pro. Akai Pro has been actively testing our products with each Beta release of macOS Catalina 10.15 and iOS 13 to guarantee our users know exactly what works and what will require updates before they make the jump to the new OS.

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

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.)

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.

  • Macs using OS X 10.7 through 10.10 must first upgrade to OS X 10.11 El Capitan before updating to macOS 10.15 Catalina. Go to the OS X 10.11 El Capitan download page to get it. Open the System Preferences menu and select Software Update.
  • Blue Cat Audio has not yet announced official support for macOS 10.15 Catalina, but all of their products are testing well and don’t appear to have issues. Go to their Mac OS 10.15 Catalina Status Update page for more information. Make sure your other software and devices are also supported before upgrading. Mac OS 10.15 Catalina Status Update.
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Are there issues using current Adobe apps in Catalina?

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

  • Enterprise: Known issues with Creative Cloud packages on macOS Catalina

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For iPhone and iPad users who still connect their devices to a Mac for syncing and backups (and there are a lot of people who still do this), there are changes in the latest version of the Mac operating system. In macOS 10.15 Catalina, the iTunes app is gone.

Now you use the Finder, similar to how you see a hard drive or a server. Here’s how to use your device in the Finder and how to back it up.

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Your iOS device in the Finder

When you connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac using a Lightning cable, it will appear in a Finder window. In macOS Catalina, your device is in the left column in the “Locations” section. (If this is the first time you are connecting the Mac and iOS device, you will be asked to pair the two on the Mac, and you’ll have to trust the Mac on your iOS device.)

When you click on your iOS device in the left column, the window will fill with some information that looks a lot like the info you used to see in the iTunes app.

How to back up your iOS device in macOS Catalina

1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac using a Lighting cable.

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2. Open a window in the Finder (Command-N).

3. In the Locations section in the left column of the Finder window, look for your device and click on it.

4. Information about your device should appear in the right side of the window. Click on the General button near the top of the window if it’s not already active.

5. Look for the section labelled Backups. You have a few options to consider:

  • You can choose to back up “your most important data” to iCloud, or you can back up all of your device’s data to your Mac.

  • If you want to encrypt the backups on your Mac, check the box for “Encrypt local backup.” You will need to create a password.

6. When you are ready to back up your device, click the Back Up Now button. You can also click the Sync button at the bottom of the window.

How to restore your iOS device in macOS Catalina

If you need to restore your iPhone or iPad using a backup on your Mac, here’s how it’s done.

1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac using a Lighting cable.

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2. Open a window in the Finder (Command-N).

3. In the Locations section in the left column of the Finder window, look for your device and click on it.

4. Information about your device should appear in the right side of the window. Click on the General button near the top of the window if it’s not already active.

5. Look for the section labelled Backups. Click on the Restore Backup button.

6. A window will appear where you pick what backup to use to restore. If you click the pop-up menu labeled “backup,” you can pick which backup to use. Pick one.

7. Enter your password in the Password section.

8. Click Restore to start the process. This will take a few minutes to complete.

How to manage your iOS device backups in macOS Catalina

When you back up your iOS device to your Mac, it doesn’t always replace the previous backup. This is handy in case you want to restore from a different point in time. But each backup takes up storage space. Here’s how you can delete backups you don’t want.

1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac using a Lighting cable.

2. Open a window in the Finder (Command-N).

3. In the Locations section in the left column of the Finder window, look for your device and click on it.

4. Information about your device should appear in the right side of the window. Click on the General button near the top of the window if it’s not already active.

5. Look for the section labelled Backups. Click on the Manage Backups button.

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6. A list called “Device backups” will appear. They’re labeled based on the name of the device that was backed up, and the date. You can select one of these, and then click Delete Backup if you want to delete it.