Do my Adobe apps work in macOS Catalina 10.15?

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

Can I use my Adobe apps in macOS Catalina 10.15?

Apps compatible with Catalina

We've updated most current apps to 64-bit architecture. The following versions work in Catalina, but have these known issues

Adobe app

Version(s) compatible with Catalina

Adobe Creative Cloud apps                  

Acrobat Pro, Acrobat Standard  

2019 and later (subscription or non-subscription)

Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017, Adobe Acrobat Standard 2017

Adobe Acrobat Pro 2020, Adobe Acrobat Standard 2020

Adobe Connect

Adobe Digital Editions                


Adobe Photoshop Elements        

Adobe Premiere Elements

Apps that don't work in Catalina

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 Product

Status and alternatives

Creative Cloud apps – 2018 release and earlier

No updates planned. We recommend that you upgrade to the latest release of Creative Cloud apps.

Adobe Captivate

Update scheduled end of 2019

Creative Suite apps

No updates planned. We recommend that you upgrade to Creative Cloud.


No updates planned. Find free characters on Mixamo.

Adobe Presenter Video Express

No updates planned. We recommend moving to Adobe Captivate


No 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.

I keep my apps updated. Do I need to reinstall?

If you've kept Acrobat or Creative Cloud apps up to date, they are already 64-bit compliant. 

How to update Creative Cloud apps

You can update your apps using the Creative Cloud desktop app. See how to update your apps to the latest versions.

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