macOS Catalina
macOS Catalina
10.15.7

3.0

macOS Catalina free download for Mac

macOS Catalina10.15.7

25 September 2020

An Operating System Made by Apple.

Overview

macOS Catalina gives you more of everything you love about Mac. Experience three all-new media apps: Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Podcasts. Locate a missing Mac with the new Find My app. And now coming to Mac, your favorite iPad apps. You can even extend your desktop using iPad as a second display. Now you can take everything you do above and beyond.

Apple Music
  • Stream and download over 50 million songs with an Apple Music subscription.
  • Access the iTunes Store to purchase songs or albums.
  • Find all the music you’ve purchased, downloaded, or imported from CDs organized in the improved library.
Apple TV
  • Buy or rent the latest movie releases.
  • Subscribe to Apple TV channels to watch popular shows on demand and ad-free, online or off.
  • Start watching on one device and pick up where you left off on any of your other devices, including Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and compatible smart TVs.
Apple Podcasts
  • Find podcasts by title, topic, guest, host, and content.
  • Subscribe to your favorite podcasts to receive the latest episodes automatically.
  • Begin listening to an episode on your Mac, then seamlessly resume on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch when you’re on the go.
Syncing and backup
  • Sync content and back up, update, and restore software from the Finder when you connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac.
App Store with Apple Arcade
  • Play 100+ groundbreaking new games with one subscription - no ads or additional purchases.
  • Browse the latest games, personalized recommendations, and exclusive editorial content in the all-new Arcade tab on the App Store.
  • Enjoy games across iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.
Mac Catalyst
  • Enjoy a new class of Mac apps built from your favorite iPad titles.
Sidecar
  • Expand your Mac workspace by using your iPad as a second display.
  • Place one app on each screen, or put your main canvas on your Mac and your tools and palettes on your iPad.
  • Use Apple Pencil for tablet input when using your favorite creative pro Mac apps.
Continuity Sketch and Markup
  • Create a sketch on your iPad or iPhone and insert it into any document on your Mac.
  • Use your iPad or iPhone to sign a PDF or mark up a screenshot on your Mac.
Accessibility
  • Control your Mac entirely with your voice using Voice Control.
  • Enable Hover Text to display large, high-resolution text in a dedicated window.
  • Zoom in closely on one screen when using two displays for improved legibility with Zoom Display.
Security
  • Feel secure knowing that the apps you use have been checked by Apple for known malware.
  • Authorize access to data when apps request it using new data protections.
Find My
  • Keep track of your devices and find friends and family with an easy-to-use new app.
  • Help locate devices even if they’re not connected to Wi-Fi or cellular.
  • Use Activation Lock to protect Mac models with the Apple T2 Security Chip.
Photos
  • Enjoy a new immersive, dynamic experience that showcases your best photos and memories.
  • View Memory Movies and edit their duration, mood, and title.
Safari
  • Browse using an updated start page that surfaces sites from your history, bookmarks, reading list, iCloud Tabs, and even links sent to you in Messages.
  • Help secure your accounts using strong passwords suggested by Safari.
Notes
  • View notes as visual thumbnails in gallery view.
  • Enjoy a more powerful search that recognizes text in items you’ve scanned and objects within images.
  • Share an entire folder of notes using shared folders.
Reminders
Use new edit buttons to add dates, locations, flags, attachments, and more to reminders.
Mail
  • Take control of your inbox by muting a thread, blocking a sender, or unsubscribing from a mailing list.
Screen Time
  • Gain insight into time spent using apps and websites and set usage limits.
  • Set up Family Sharing to use Screen Time with your family’s devices.

What's new in macOS Catalina

Version 10.15.7:
  • Resolves an issue where macOS would not automatically connect to Wi-Fi networks
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent files syncing through iCloud Drive
  • Addresses a graphic issue that may occur on iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020) with Radeon Pro 5700 XT

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How would you rate macOS Catalina app?

24 Reviews of macOS Catalina

1
xcoxco
24 February 2020
Version: 10.15.3

Most helpful

Must give Apple one-star, having been a professional Mac user since 1985. Why? Because Apple dumbed down Mail in Catalina. Users no longer can control and organize the column view for viewing messages. The canned view is far (far) too limited, and sometimes altogether irrelevant. For example, if you archive IMAP messages to disk, you can see the FROM, SUBJECT, and DATE fields only. But not the TO field. Why on earth might one want to see the TO field? Because I store all emails I have both received AND sent. Over 100,000 of them. In viewing a list of emails I sent previously I can now only see the FROM field, thanks to Apple's wisdom. But the messages are all from me. I want to see to whom the message was sent to ... the TO field. A key feature that has been part of Mail from when OSX was born is now gone. Otherwise I have been fine with Catalina, apart from the added security complexity.
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5
sasg
25 September 2020
Version: 10.15.7
Finally runs like a charm just before Big Sur is released
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nobody2011
25 September 2020
Version: 10.15.7
https://updates.cdn-apple.com/2020/macos/001-51034-20200922-d387b102-e417-4bac-a779-1a4c34632dfe/macOSUpd10.15.7.dmg
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5
ivryernest
24 September 2020
Version: 10.15.7
Only Mac !!!
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2
JD-1
03 August 2020
Version: 10.15.6
Hey Apple. Guess What! It's no longer the 1990's. I don't need a F@#*ing new OS EVERY YEAR! Every time, usually during WWDC, when I see Federighi's smiling face as he walks on stage I say to myself, how's he going to screw up Mac OS even more this year! How about getting all the bugs from the last few years ironed out before bloating the OS even more with useless garbage that very few of us want/need! I love the Mac, it's by far the best user experience and fun computer to work and play with, but it's nowhere near as good as it was just a few years ago. I know the iPhone and iOS are the big revenue generators for Apple, but it feels like the Mac has been marginalized even more with each passing year. I find myself waxing nostalgic for what Mac OS X was like during my favourite iteration of it, with Panther. Now THAT, was a cool cat!
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Mac5
16 July 2020
Version: 10.15.6
Catalina is nearing the end of its cycle. It's been an ok sort of OS, but nothing startling nor exceptional. I'm hoping that the next Mac OS - Big Sur will be somewhat more user friendly, with less useless add ons that only serve to get in the way of a good OS. Apple has been adding dozens of what they term useful features to each nw OS, which in fact have only served to slow the system down, and are really not either used or needed by most Mac users. We want a fast, user friendly, easy to use OS, with less bells and whistles, but something that is robust and enjoyable to use each day. I started with System 7.0, and I've owned close to twenty desktop Mac's over the years. OS X was fantastic in its day, but its become bloated with too much junk that seldom gets used, and hasn't much real value to the user. I always buy a BTO new iMac, with at least 40GB of RAM, and and an i7 processor, and 8GB graphics card, and an SSD drive.. but it seldom seems any faster than a standard iMac.. Way to much bloatware slowing everything down to a crawl.. Let's hope OS 11 changes that..
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4
ivryernest
28 May 2020
Version: 10.15.5
Only 4 stars, because of the problems of the Preview application, which have not yet been resolved, which is incomprehensible on the part of Apple !
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5
piquadratpi2
28 May 2020
Version: 10.15.5
No problem at all - great update!
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5
knakzi
28 May 2020
Version: 10.15.5
Brilliant. No problems what so ever.
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nobody2011
27 May 2020
Version: 10.15.4
Update for MacOS Catalina 10.1.5 https://updates.cdn-apple.com/2020/macos/061-78578-20200520-5cd1ccdc-2c93-41e5-a71f-a5a35f78f158/macOSUpd10.15.5.dmg
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Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
09 May 2020
Version: 10.15.4
Buggy mess. New features, taking precedence over fixing years of bugs or even any real testing. PowerPoint style graphical effects all over the place slowing the software down, using more battery, making the blowers go full tilt, just to satisfy some "designer" art major's instance on "pretty". There should have been a "Snow Sierra" (like Snow Leopard suppose to be one big bug fix release with no new features). Art Majors Gone Wild
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1
Frodo-life
05 May 2020
Version: 10.15.4
worst OS release in the past 20 years by Apple, buggy and dumbed down
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tcbgunworks
27 March 2020
Version: 10.15.4
catalina 10.15.4 is horrible. Mac Book pro bar on side does not work now except for power, lost mouse (USB), lose ethernet, lost backup drive USB the only thing that now works is power. tried 3 different bars no help.
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Septic Monkey
27 March 2020
Version: 10.15.4
The Death of MacOS. Apple has killed the user experience completely. Things used to be fun, straight-forward and easy to use, but no more. The company lost sight of itself after deciding to make and produce operating systems and products that appeal to hard core users only. Mac OS has become Microsoft circa mid-1990s. One error message after another, its own apps that no longer work, incompatibility with all external devices/communications. I am no longer in control of my own computer. I cannot make my own decisions. Why should people have to trawl through blogs for hours trying to figure out how something works? The only apps that seem to work well are Microsoft made-for-Mac these days, of which, I currently use about 4 each day. I'm already thinking of my next laptop purchase and it's not looking good for Apple.
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Mac5
26 March 2020
Version: 10.15.4
It seems to me that each new OS, and minor updates that Apples releases are more complex, and less intuitive than the one before. Way too much garbage that I have little or no use for on a daily basis. Ive been a Mac user since 1984, and well remember the old OS, like OS 7. Since OS X, we have seen some great stuff, but of recent times the OS seems loaded with junk, and changes that are supposed to be wonderful.. and useful. Not so.. The present day junk has slowed my iMac to almost a crawl.. even with an i7 processor, 48GB of RAM, and a SSD drive. It's stuff I don't need, and most certainly don't want, and have zero use for. The new security is making decisions for me, and I often spend a great deal of my time trying to get my head around it. How about a nice stripped own, and fast user friendly OS for all Mac users.
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JacAbu
26 March 2020
Version: 10.15.4
Another triage, another intrusion into user domains and an absolutely horrible update. As Apple "knows what is best for me", their privacy protection crusader rabbit measures are stifling.
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xcoxco
24 February 2020
Version: 10.15.3
Must give Apple one-star, having been a professional Mac user since 1985. Why? Because Apple dumbed down Mail in Catalina. Users no longer can control and organize the column view for viewing messages. The canned view is far (far) too limited, and sometimes altogether irrelevant. For example, if you archive IMAP messages to disk, you can see the FROM, SUBJECT, and DATE fields only. But not the TO field. Why on earth might one want to see the TO field? Because I store all emails I have both received AND sent. Over 100,000 of them. In viewing a list of emails I sent previously I can now only see the FROM field, thanks to Apple's wisdom. But the messages are all from me. I want to see to whom the message was sent to ... the TO field. A key feature that has been part of Mail from when OSX was born is now gone. Otherwise I have been fine with Catalina, apart from the added security complexity.
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rtlb
11 December 2019
Version: 10.15.2
Direct download macOS Catalina 10.15.2 Combo Update https://support.apple.com/kb/DL2028?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
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rtlb
11 December 2019
Version: 10.15.2
Standalone installer for the Catalina 10.15.2 update https://support.apple.com/kb/DL2025?locale=en_US
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nobody2011
30 October 2019
Version: 10.15.1
direct download -> MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 (update 4,9 GB) https://updates.cdn-apple.com/2019/macos/041-83633-20191029-733f5df7-e13c-4218-9876-7e962c32c5bb/macOSUpd10.15.1.dmg
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kofz
30 October 2019
Version: 10.15.1
Dear Apple, can we just stop mentioning Emojis in release notes? If you would be as thorough with documenting other changes of your operating system, that would be incredibly helpful - like e.g. removing important functionality from the music app which has been in iTunes for ages (column view etc). In addition, providing a release date for your OS would be tremendously helpful to the developer community. Next: Mail.app deleting email messages. Has this been addressed in the 10.15.1 release? Your changelog doesn't even mention Mail.app so I am really worried. https://mjtsai.com/blog/2019/10/11/mail-data-loss-in-macos-10-15/ Sorry guys, but you really need to do better in various areas if you want customers to take you seriously and keep throwing bizarre amounts of money at you, for the overpriced products you currently have on the market, like your laptops with keyboards that are no fun to work with to put it lightly.
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Knapster
29 October 2019
Version: 10.15.0
Mojave was like the Snow Leopard of releases. This reminds me of Lion. Upgrading in a pain as you need to check whether you have crucial 32 bit apps or not since this release kills 32 bit support. Lots of uninstalling. Then once 'upgraded' you have a link to a folder of legacy files. I still have no idea why it does that or what I should do with them. Of course iTunes is gone, but it effectively lives in Music and Finder. The implementation is counter intuitive. There's no finder to files drag and drop support. It's just syncing dumped into a finder window. Music syncing is even worse. I find syncing high bitrate files near impossible. Music will only sync them via a playlist. When it does sync music to the device, a little circle (like app updating) rotates. I didn't see it at first and had no idea if anything was happening. There's no plus sign when dragging files to the device either. When you look at what music is on your device, the experience is horrible. You click on it and you see your music on the device in a single window. No playlists, just files. Try scrolling and it jerks and stops. I'm supposed to manage my music with this? Truly it looks unfinished. Please get round to making it user friendly. Jesus. Personally I don't feel anything has been gained here (compared to iTunes). The taste and attention to detail I used to expect isn't there. You split sync duties and suddenly sync makes no sense. Splitting out Podcasts and TV does (mostly). Indeed, the only reason to currently upgrade is Podcasts, which seems decent (although you can't add your own files). Likewise you can't choose where Podcast files are located. Ditto the same with TV. I haven't seen much benefit in using the TV app. Overall system performance seems worse than Mojave. There is frequent beachballing and pauses when typing text. Sometimes apps will lock up or refuse to quit. I'm not quite sure what to make of it. The accessibility features don't interest me. Security could be a draw I suppose. The OS is increasingly locked down. Crucial system files live on their own locked partition you can't touch. You have to give some apps explicit permission for disk access, but the downside is more user input. Graphics (via metal) feels fast though, so that's something. However, it all feels like something is missing. Not a compelling upgrade except for anyone else than Apple.
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Marcossi
26 October 2019
Version: 10.15.0
I don't have any complaints.
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jrcw
25 October 2019
Version: 10.15.0
This is not a first "stable" release. For a supplemental update to be issue days after the initial release indicates some serious quality control issues Apple needs to address.
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Rogjack
25 October 2019
Version: 10.15.0
Full of bugs, wait.
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