Run Aperture, iPhoto, and iTunes on macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina. Xcode 11.7 on macOS Mojave. Final Cut Pro 7, Logic Pro 9, and iWork ’09 on macOS Mojave or macOS High Sierra. (by cormiertyshawn895)

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better Retroactive alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where Retroactive has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-16.
  • Final Cut Pro Trademark Update Suggests Apple Eyeing Future Subscription Model
    Aperture doesn’t work on newer macs because it’s a 32-bit app that Catalina dropped support for. You can still run Aperture on Mojave or you can use Retroactive which enables Aperture to run on Catalina and Big Sur.
  • 2012 iMac 27" owners: How's the performance of Big Sur?
    Wouldn't resolve that issue?
  • Lastpass free limits to single device from March 16 | 2021-02-16
    For all kinds of reasons, I hate what they did there, abandoning Aperture functionality — there remains zero other software that fills what Aperture did for me. Even though Capture One and Adobe Lightroom Classic can both import from it to a degree:

    That said, Aperture could still open an Aperture library using the final versions of Aperture up until Mojave.

    From the time Aperture was discontinued, Aperture itself worked through six versions of MacOS, until Catalina.

    As of Catalina, Aperture no longer ran native[1], but Photos itself could still open and migrate those libraries (note: I have not tried in Big Sur).

    While Photos didn’t recognize everything initially, before Aperture became unsupported, Photos did eventually handle tags, non-destructive edits, JPEG+RAW pairs, referenced files, and albums.

    Apple eventually got the parity enough I was able to move a quarter million photos over into Photos, and haven’t needed to re-open Aperture in a couple years, which is good, as I no longer have anything still on Mojave.

    What to do if you’re on Catalina or newer, and need them:

    1. ‘Retroactive’ is a tool that gets Aperture working on Big Sur and Catalina:

    ”All Aperture features should be available except for playing videos, exporting slideshows, Photo Stream, and iCloud Photo Sharing. If RAW photos can't be opened, you need to reprocess them.”

    Read more:

  • Ipad3 bypasser error.i have a ipad 3 wifi model but when I enter dfu mode I get this error.any help | 2021-02-15
  • How iTunes went from simple to perplexing — and gone | 2021-02-11
  • Sliver On Catalina | 2021-02-10
    I just installed iTunes with retroactive
  • does anyone remember the name of the program that lets you run mojove programs on catlina? (it uses some files from mojove to do it) thx | 2021-02-09
    Or are you talking about Apple Mojave apps like iTunes? That would be Retroactive.
    Are you looking for Retrospective?
  • Running Genshin Impact on an Apple Silicon (M1) Mac! Instructions below: | 2021-02-06
    Could use an Intel mac with a really old version of macOS which has itunes or potentially (on an intel mac). There is a Mac download at ( in-case it gets pulled) Even then it's not really that hard for an M1 Mac. Grab Parallels technical preview for free, get an windows for arm image, get iTunes from above, you're basically done. All of this isn't doesn't take much time and Windows on ARM performs great on the M1 anyway. | 2021-02-06
    Worth mentioning Retroactive ( exists. I'm testing it to see if it works on M1 (if it does, the Windows PC is irrelevant)
  • Running latest macOS Big Sur and obviously we don’t have old iTunes. To piss off Nolan I put Tenet on my Classic. But instead of going to movies library, it went to Music Videos. Any way I can fix that?? | 2021-02-05
    You could also run a virtual machine of macOS 10.13 just because and/or use Retroactive
  • Tried to make the UI buttons a bit more defined, I hate how flat everything in Big Sur is | 2021-01-20
    fret not, brother
  • Hacky way to get iPod Scrobbles | 2021-01-01
    (this also works on newer mac versions - catalina etc - if you use retroactive to get itunes back instead of the new apple music)
  • Itunes On M1 Macbook Pro | 2020-12-24
    i know its a bit late but i found this
  • Anyone Know If Theres Anyway To Get Lastfm On An | 2020-12-21
    You need this version of the desktop app ( paired with iTunes or earlier (if you don't have that or are on Catalina or Big Sur you can use Retroactive: Then you can turn on device scrobbling in the app (it may ask you to install an update) then all works fine :)


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