Mac Catalyst: iPad Apps on Mac With The New macOS Catalina

Now that Apple had recently launched and released the full version of the new macOS Catalina, users can now enjoy a variety of new features on their Mac device. Along with this new features also offers enhancements and improvements in apps.

One significant new feature with Catalina is the ability to run apps both on your iPad and MacOS devices. iPad developers used a tool called Mac Catalyst. A brand new technology that allows developers to make Mac versions of the iPad apps allowing it to run on both devices. 

Mac users can start running iPad apps on their Mac Device only if they’ve already installed and updated to the new macOS Catalina. Since these new features requires Mac to be on macOS Catalina, below are the steps on how to download the final version of macOS Catalina

Step 1:Check Mac device compatibility: To be able to download and install the latest macOS Catalina on your Mac device, you have to check to make sure that your Mac device is compatible with macOS Catalina. Since not all Mac models supports and is able to run Catalina. Below are the list of compatible Mac models for macOS Catalina:

  • MacBook Pro (mid 2012 onward)
  • MacBook Air (mid 2012 onward)
  • 12-inch MacBook (early 2015 onward)
  • iMac Pro (2017 onward)
  • iMac (late 2012 onward)
  • Mac Mini (late 2012 onward)
  • Mac Pro (late 2013 onward)

Step 2:Backup your Mac device: Updating to the final version of the  new macOS Catalina on your Mac is considered to be a major update. And with any major update involves risks. Thus it is entirely important to back up your device first before beginning the download process of Catalina. So when an error does occur during the update process, you can easily restore any lost data and files from your backup storage device. 

Ste[ 3:Download macOS Catalina from the App Store: macOS Catalina can be searched from the App Store free of charge. To download the new macOS Catalina, go to the App store on your Mac, while on the Search Tab type in macOS Catalina then press Enter. Click on the Install option to begin the download process of  macOS Catalina.

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Thanks to new Mac Catalyst technology for iPad app developers, Catalina user will see more and run more of their favorite iPad Apps on their Mac. Twitter, Post-it, Jira, Morpholio Board, TripIt, and GoodNotes are among the many iPad apps that can now run on Mac. Many more are coming on the Mac App Store for Mac users to enjoy and download. Mac users can now gain access to a broader and wider selection of apps. At about 20 iPad Apps to date had been released on macOS Catalina. 

iPad apps now runs on your Mac on Catalina taking full advantage of the larger screen of your Mac than your iPad and Since iPad Apps are basically built from the iOS versions, it provides ease and simplicity to Mac users while at the same time enjoying what Catalyst has to offer in this new macOS Catalina. 

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