There are some cool apps that will tell you what apps you have still have 32-bit code and won't work. Here's my favorite
I'm 90% sure (not 100% - yet) that the "Automatically Update" switch in the Software Update System Pref will not
you to Catalina. You have to click to specifically do that.
Thanks for the link!!! I've got 79 apps with 32 bit code in them and 346 that are fully 64 bit.
Oddly, some of the un-installer programs are/have 32 bit code but the plugins they uninstall are 64 bit.
I'll just stay right here for now, running High Sierra. Some of these will just go away, Painter 2016 barely got used so I won't be upgrading.
I'm migrated from MOTU to Presonus for my interface so I don't need their software anymore. Quite a few of them are drivers for printers I don't have and never will.
IK Multimedia Custom Shop and Authorization Manager are both 32 bit, Izotope Product Portal is 32 bit, Adobe Application Manager and other Adobe stuffs is 32 bit, Native Instruments Service Center is 32 bits.
And quite a list of Apple goodies that are 32 bits. I think it is fairly safe to assume the Apple stuff will take care of itself.
Some apps are easily discarded and won't be missed. Others are pretty "iffy" at the moment, especially the recording software and Adobe.
I was not able to print to .pdf or copy and paste the list of 32 bit apps. I tried to drag the list to another program, no love there either. Reveal in Finder is a massive spew of windows showing one app each for the most part.
Switching to All Executables and Rescanning shows 549 32 bit files and 2,881 64 bit files.
This could become a nasty mess!!!!
Would be nice to have a way to isolate all 32 bit files but I don't expect that to become available.
I'll start with MOTU and the printers etc. I won't miss any of them anyway.
Just found this, have not tried it yet. Looks good so far: https://uninstallmacapp.com/motu-universal-audio-install-removal.html