Installation Instructions

Mac OS Compatibility

I don’t have the resources to promptly test my apps with each new version of the Mac OS. If you have a problem that seems OS related please tell me and I’ll try to fix it.

How To Install My Applications

  1. Click on the download link for the app you want to install. It will start downloading.
  2. Double-click the .zip file to decompress the files.
  3. Drag the app’s folder into your Applications folder and then launch the app.

The app is damaged and can’t be opened.

If you get this message when you launch my apps, perhaps the download was corrupted (due to an unreliable internet connection)? I have also seen this happen when an app is launched from outside the Applications folder. Move it to Applications and try again.

The app can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer

You might get this message when you launch my apps (because I refuse to pay Apple $100/year for a code signature for my FREE software).

If so, you’ll need to disable GateKeeper (a security feature that blocks all programs unless they are approved by Apple.)

  • Go to System Preferences / Security & Privacy / General tab and change the settings so they look like this:
    GateKeeper - Allow All

You Might Need Java

Older versions of my applications require Java to run. If so, you will get a message like this when you try to run it.

Install Java

BEWARE: The “Install” button will download a newer Java version that will not work. Use this  instead:

Download Java 6 (legacy version)