Catalina (macOS 10.15) - What Works?

macOS 10.15 Catalina was released by Apple on October 7, 2019 and is supported by CIS as of March 2020.

Note: 32-bit apps are no longer compatible with macOS starting with macOS Catalina. After upgrading to macOS Catalina, 32-bit apps will no longer launch. For more information, please review Apple's support article.

Software/ServiceDescriptionCatalina Compatibility
Adobe CC
The latest version of most Adobe CC apps are compatibleYes, app specific (after updating to the latest version of Adobe CC products)
AirMediaVersion 3.1.12 launches without issue
BannerTo be testedUnknown
CanvasTo be testedUnknown
Cisco JabberTo be testedUnknown
DFSConnection to smb:// is functioningYes
DropboxTested successfully with version 77.4.131Yes
EndnoteTested successfully with version X9 9.3.1Yes (X9 9.2 or later), No (X9 9.1.1 or earlier)
F5 VPNTested successfully with version 7171.2018.0808.1Yes
FileMaker ProSome compatibility issues with 18.x, 17.xYes, see article
G SuiteAll Google apps are functioningYes
MapleTested successfully with version 2019.1, requests permission for accessibilityYes (2019 or later)
MathematicaTested successfully with version 12Yes (12), No (11 or earlier)
MATLABTested successfully with version R2019a, requests permission for Documents folderYes (R2019b officially supported)
Microsoft OfficeTested successfully with version 16.29Yes (latest version of 365/2019 or 2016), No (2011 or earlier)
MyAccountMyAccount is functioningYes
MyPrintTested successfully with AirPrintYes
PPRINTTested successfullyYes
Printer DriversPrinter compatibility depends on vendor supportCanon, HP, and Ricoh support can be confirmed by model
RemoteAppTested successfully with Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.3.3, prompts for camera and microphoneYes
WiFi ( as "Other Operating System", selecting "Mac OS X Lion or Newer" permits setupYes
WorkdayWorkday is functioningYes
ZoomTested successfully with version 4.5.4. Requests permission for camera, microphone, screen recordingYes
STATA SETested successfully with version 16.0Yes
TecplotTo be testedUnknown
NVivoTo be testedUnknown
LabVIEWTo be testedUnknown
SPSSOverall, SPSS Statistics and Catalina are compatible which is great news. However, there are a few nuances to be aware of depending on which version of SPSS Statistics you have and if you upgrade to Catalina or install SPSS Statistics on Catalina for the first time

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