Programs that don’t work with Mavericks

I made a pretty stupid mistake.

I’m an editor and use Final Cut Pro 7. Yeah, I should have upgraded long ago, but there were several reasons why I didn’t upgrade – reasons I won’t explain here. But when OSX Mavericks came out, I was eager to upgrade to test out the features. The thing I didn’t do was prepare for what DIDN’T work with my Mac.

It’s inevitable, when you upgrade to a new operating system, things on your computer are bound NOT to work. Sometimes you have to learn the hard way.

While editing in FCP 7, I noticed that the option to capture video (in this case log and transfer) suddenly just crashes. That’s not a good thing.

While Final Cut Pro 7 works with OSX Mavericks, some functions don’t, like Log and Transfer.

While searching message boards recently, I’m starting to see others complaining of programs not working with the new Mavericks update.

I am going to list all the programs that don’t seem to work on this page to serve as a resource for others who are on the fence to upgrade to the latest version of the Mac OS system. Granted, Apple will most likely come out with a barrage of updates to fix these issues (hopefully), but for now, we have to grin and bear it.

Programs that don’t work with Mavericks (or have been affected)

If you know of a program that isn’t working with Mavericks, let us know, we’ll add it. This is what I’ve noticed so far:

  • Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 – Log and Transfer crashes in OSX Mavericks
  • Programs like iPhoto and Photoshop CS6 take forever to load. Hopefully this will get worked out.
  • There are reports that Onyx doesn’t work with Mavericks.]
  • SmartSound’s SonicFire Pro5 does not work under Mavericks. We’ve heard users report that you need to purchase the new upgrade to work around the problem.
  • Images you try to open in Preview will open very slowly.

Trust me, there are a lot. I’m going to compile them shortly. Hopefully this can serve as a resource for those having issues with Mavericks.

New releases of OS’s are exciting, but the first versions are rarely trouble-free. Please let us know what problems you’re having in the comments. Thanks.

Josh Benson

Josh Benson

Josh is the Editor of and supreme geek to boot. He spends much of his time learning new software, coding languages, gadgets and more. He loves helping people figure out tech problems - big or small. Josh is a former television news anchor and tech reporter. He spends his days developing websites and producing videos.

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