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Virtual TimeClock & macOS Catalina

Apple has officially released their latest operating system, macOS Catalina. As we announced early last year, this release represents an important shift in how macOS will handle third party software moving forward, including Virtual TimeClock. With macOS Catalina, Apple has ended support for 32-bit applications, which means that only 64-bit applications will run on macOS Catalina and future Mac operating systems.

We've been preparing for this change for over a year and released 64-bit applications in Virtual TimeClock 19 earlier this year. Now that Catalina has been officially released, our development team is wrapping up version 19 release 2 which will provide official compatibility with macOS Catalina.

If you try to run version 19.1 or 19.1.1 on macOS Catalina, you will get a message stating Virtual TimeClock "can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software." 
macOS Catalina malicious software message
If you would like to use Virtual TimeClock on Catalina, we have provided a beta release that you can use to test Virtual TimeClock on the latest macOS. Select your edition of Virtual TimeClock below to download the 19.2 beta. Beta releases may have minor bugs, and we ask that you report any issues you find so we can ensure the final release is bug free.
 

Links for Virtual TimeClock macOS Catalina beta:


Older version of Virtual TimeClock on macOS Catalina
If you upgrade to macOS Catalina with an older version of Virtual TimeClock, you will not be able to open or run the time clock. You will need to upgrade to Version 19 in order to continue using Virtual TimeClock on your computer.
 
macOS Catalina software needs updated

If you have any questions about Virtual TimeClock and macOS Catalina, please get in touch with our technical support team and we're happy to answer any questions you have.