Retroactive (right click to open) 2.0

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Retroactive lets you run Aperture, iPhoto, and iTunes on macOS Catalina. It also supports Xcode 11.6 or 11.5 on macOS Mojave and Final Cut Pro 7, Logic Pro 9, and iWork ’09 on macOS Mojave or macOS High Sierra. Retroactive will automatically scan your Mac to locate an existing Aperture, iPhoto, iTunes, Final Cut Pro 7, Logic Pro 9, Xcode 11.6 or 11.5, or iWork ’09 install. If Retroactive can’t locate an existing install of Aperture or iPhoto, you’ll either be asked to download it from the Purchased list in App Store, or re-install it from a DVD disc.

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rating swheatie
After moving on an M1 Mac, I went through a pretty exhaustive search for a podcast app that gave me the same versatility with my (offline only) iPod Shuffle. Installing iTunes on Monterey via Retroactive wound up being the best solution for me.

Cursory reading suggests this approach doesn't work on Ventura, so for this reason I won't be upgrading my OS until forced to.

Feb 21, 2023 Was it helpful?  yes(3) no(0) | Reply
Can I use retroactive to run iTunes on big surf? When I upgraded from mama E to big surf iTunes disappeared but will my iTunes files still all be intact?

Dec 27, 2022 Was it helpful?  yes(0) no(3) | Reply
rating e
With this app, Aperture runs in Monterey.
A few glitches:
1. the Full screen option, sometimes it does not work well -screen flickers, and aperture closes down.
2. For a slide show, the options work well. Except for one, when the slide timing is manual. The music does not come on. Other options work so far.

Aperture is a great program -very simple. I am lucky, with Retroactive I was able to install it again.

Aug 28, 2022 Was it helpful?  yes(2) no(0) | Reply
gary croft
I loved aperture as well. how can you install aperture on a later Mac? first install retroactive and then, is there still an aperture installer?

Jun 16, 2023 Was it helpful?  yes(0) no(0) | Reply