– Compatibility App Search For OS X Lion

Posted in Apple News, Apps, OS X on 24/06/2011 by Cormac Moylan


If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably already planning out the steps you’re going to take when upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion.

It’s a small list of items that includes deleting all the crap stuff I no longer need (a bit of house cleaning), taking screenshots of the applications folder (just in case I need to do a clean install and I forget which apps I have installed), and backing up everything to my external HD.

Then it’s a simple case of hoping the upgrade process from Leopard to Lion through the Mac App Store is a painless and successful one.

There is one little issue though – application compatibility. What if my favorite apps OS X apps don’t work properly in Lion?

That’s where comes into play. Roaring Apps is an app directory that lists applications that are compatible with Lion, have some minor issues, and don’t work at all.

Simply search for your favorite and most used apps and wiki-style pages return with information about any possible issues with Lion compatibility. You can also browse their app compatibility table directory to discover new applications.

  • *Glamour Kitty *

    Ack. I just looked at this (great) site, and realized that Microsoft Silverlight is not compatible. Does that mean that we won’t be able to stream Netflix anymore? Also very interested in knowing whether Office 2004 will work…I have 2008 but have had major issues upgrading it.

    • Netflix will work – if not immedialy, they’ll find a way very, very soon.  They wouldn’t flip the bird at the huge number of subscribers that use Macs.

  • Esteban Morales

    The Link is Broken.

  • Alex


    Here’s a good recommendation, instead of taking that picture of your Apps directory, you can print a list of the folder contents.

    I personally use this little free freeware app: “Directory Content Printer” from NiteOwl Software, you can download it from this URL

    It’s very simple but yet powerful.

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Cormac Moylan

Cormac is the head honcho behind MacTrast. Based in Cork, Ireland, his first foray into the Apple world was way back in 2006 when he purchased an iMac followed by a Macbook around 4 weeks later. He currently owns a Macbook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and Apple TV. But he prefers to buy watches. Go figure!