Is Accordance 64-Bit on the Mac?
If you run Accordance on a Macintosh computer and recently upgraded to High Sierra 10.13.4, you may have noticed an alert when you run any 32-bit application. The alert states that the particular application you launched “is not optimized for your Mac.” This warning is part of an ongoing transition for macOS from Apple to move all applications to 64-bit code to take full advantage of modern processors and features of the operating system, which is also 64-bit.
So what about Accordance on your Mac? We’ve got some great news for you: you may not have even noticed, but Accordance has been 64-bit since way back in June, 2017, when we released v. 12.1. So, if you’re running the latest version of Accordance 12, you’ve been good to go for quite a while! Since last year, Accordance on the Mac has been 64-bit and fully compliant with Apple’s guidelines.
However, if you’re running an older version of Accordance, it’s time to upgrade! Apple hasn’t announced that older 32-bit apps are going to stop working anytime soon, but the writing seems to be on the wall, to borrow a phrase from Daniel 5. Owners of older versions of Accordance for the Mac can upgrade for as low as $49.90; so really, what are you waiting for?
If you still have questions about the 64-bit transition of Accordance on the Mac, feel free to leave them in the comments below. Answers to general questions about the 64-bit transition on macOS can be found on Apple's website.