Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard application compatibility list

Over on Wikidot, there’s a “Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Compatibility List” of applications and their compatibility status with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Each app is assigned to one of four categories: “UNKNOWN,” for apps that are untested, “OK,” for apps that work fine, “NO,” for apps that do not work, and “WARNING,” for those with some problems.

List users are encouraged to collaborate by sharing their experiences using each application and by adding any applications not already listed.

The Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Compatibility List is here.


  1. Yeah, “breeze.” Boycott ANY company bigger than Momsie and Popsie’s corner drug store. More than three employees? BOYCOTT ‘EM! Let’s get back to the good old days when service was personal and product inventories were non-existent!

    Gawd, but how I do miss the times when everything I wanted to buy was backordered, obsolete, overpriced, or not available.

    Yeaj, damn Adobe to Hell. And Cisco, and Wal-Mart, and Yum Brands, and GE, and Microsoft, and Apple, and RIM, and Pepsico, ad infinitum.

    It’s horses and buggy whips for me!

  2. Great chart. Unfortunately, it will cause me to hold off on installing SL until I see green checks next to the MS Office apps. Might be time to force my staff into iWorks.

  3. @84

    I wish I could too. I use Google Docs for 70% of my office work, then Pages for the next 15-20% -mostly when page design really matters. But for the last 10%, I have to have Office as there is the occasional doc file that doesn’t open correctly in Pages -or is locked or something stupid like that. And what’s worse, I don’t use MS Office enough to justify upgrading to 2008.

    I’ve got no choice but to stick it out with Leopard.

  4. Dallas, have you considered using VMware or the like to emulate the Windows work environment to run your MS Office software? Chances are your “need” is based on your communications with other companies. Perhaps you could merely point out that their formatting efforts are not ADDING to the communication they are attempting?
    84 … yeah, about time to take a look at iWork and see if it can do the job for you. Note that there are quite a number of functions included in Word and Excel that are not found in Pages or Numbers. You may well find some of these to be things you might have used on occasion but don’t really NEED. At all. Still, there may be one or more that you can’t do without. It is possible.

  5. Interestingly there is a version 5 of the Parallels software that is compatible with SL.

    Must be a new version since only 4 is available now. I wonder when it will come out?

  6. Since MS pulled Macro capabilities out of Excel in Office 2008, I still need to keep Office 2004 in use. That it is incompatible with SL put me in a bind. I guess I will have to reinstall a Windows partition with Parallels on my laptop and use Win Office 2007.

    I haven’t taken the time to investigate thoroughly, but does Numbers have the capability to develop macros equivalent to those in older versions of Excel?

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.