macOS Catalina
macOS Catalina


macOS Catalina free download for Mac

macOS Catalina

12 December 2019

An Operating System Made by Apple.


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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy a new immersive, dynamic experience that showcases your best photos and memories.
  • View Memory Movies and edit their duration, mood, and title.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Use new edit buttons to add dates, locations, flags, attachments, and more to reminders.
  • 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 10.15.2:
Apple News
  • New layout for Apple News+ stories from The Wall Street Journal and other leading newspapers
  • Get links to related stories or more stories from the same publication at the end of an article
  • “Breaking” and “Developing” labels for Top Stories
  • Stories from Apple News are now available in Canada in English and French
  • This update also includes the following bug fixes and improvements:
  • Restores the column browser view for managing the music library
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent album artwork from appearing
  • Fixes an issue that may reset music equalizer settings during playback
iTunes Remote
  • Adds support for using an iPhone or iPad to remotely control the Music and TV apps on a Mac
  • Resolves an issue that may cause some .AVI and .MP4 files to appear as unsupported
  • Fixes an issue that prevents newly created folders from appearing in Albums view
  • Addresses an issue where manually sorted images in an album may be printed or exported out of order
  • Fixes an issue that prevents the zoom-to-crop tool from working in a print preview
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Mail Preferences to open with a blank window
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent using undo from retrieving deleted mail
  • Improves the reliability of syncing books and audiobooks to your iPad or iPhone through Finder
  • Fixes an issue where reminders may be out of order in the Today smart list in the Reminders app
  • Resolves an issue that may cause slow typing performance in the Notes app

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8 macOS Catalina Reviews

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30 October 2019

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direct download -> MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 (update 4,9 GB)
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Version 10.15.1
11 December 2019
Direct download macOS Catalina 10.15.2 Combo Update
Version 10.15.2
11 December 2019
Standalone installer for the Catalina 10.15.2 update
Version 10.15.2
1 answer(s)
11 December 2019
Version 10.15.2
30 October 2019
direct download -> MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 (update 4,9 GB)
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Version 10.15.1
30 October 2019
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: deleting email messages. Has this been addressed in the 10.15.1 release? Your changelog doesn't even mention so I am really worried. 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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Version 10.15.1
29 October 2019
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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Version 10.15.0
26 October 2019
I don't have any complaints.
Version 10.15.0
25 October 2019
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.
Version 10.15.0
25 October 2019
Full of bugs, wait.
Version 10.15.0