Q&A: Adobe Apps Compatibility with Mac OSX Mavericks

Q&A: Adobe Apps Compatibility with Mac OSX Mavericks


Do any of the Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) or CS6 applications require updates to be compatible with Mac OS X Mavericks (v10.9)?

Adobe After Effects CC and CS6 require updates to be compatible.

Download the latest build for After Effects CC (12.0.1) HERE.

Download the latest build for After Effects CS6 (11.0.3 ) for MAC and WIN.


Is Adobe aware of any major issues, bugs, or odd user experiences when using CC, CS6, or Adobe Acrobat® products with Mac OS 10.9?

Yes, in some instances, the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application may encounter an “incompatible software error” and requires a workaround to be compatible. For the latest information visit: http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/incompatible-software-mavericks.html

Adobe Flash Player may require you to remove sandbox restrictions from your Apple Safari player. Learn more at: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/removing-sandbox-restrictions-your-safari.html

Safari 7 may block the first attempt to view a PDF using Adobe Reader. Get the workaround at: http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/blocked-plugin-alert-safari-7.html


I use a number of plug-ins with my current version of Creative Suite. Are these plug-ins compatible with Creative Suite running Mac OS 10.9?

Customers are encouraged to check plug-in compatibility by contacting the plug-in vendor before upgrading to Mac OS 10.9. For third-party products, contact the manufacturer for guidance.


Are the trial versions of CC and CS6 and applications compatible with Mac OS 10.9?

Yes. If a full version of a CC or CS6 product is compatible with Mac OS 10.9, then the trial version of that product is compatible as well.  If there are any known issues described in this document, they also apply to the trial versions.

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