Mac Software Updates

Mac Software Updates

How can I check my version of the Mac OS – updated September 24, 2020

Check the versions of the software on your Mac, are they up-to-date, updated September 25, 2020


Adobe Flash
Current version 32.0.0.433 – released September 8, 2020

You can check the version in System Preferences, Flash Player, Advanced tab will show the version you have and allow you to Check Now for updates

Download latest version from:
https://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.433/install_flash_player_osx.dmg

Flash Pepper Plugin for (Chromium based browsers and Opera)
https://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.433/install_flash_player_osx_ppapi.dmg

Double click the install_flash_player_osx.dmg file in your Download folder, then double click the Install Adobe Flash Player icon to install the update.

Adobe announces end of life for Flash at the end of 2020.


Adobe Reader DC
Reader DC – Current Version 20.12.20048 – released September 24, 2020

You can check the version in Application folder click Adobe Reader DC then press ⌘i to see the version.

If you have any version of Adobe Reader DC download the update from
https://ardownload2.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/mac/AcrobatDC/2001220048/AcroRdrDCUpd2001220048_MUI.dmg
Double click AcroRdrDCUpd20001220048_MUI.dmg file in your Download folder, then double click the AcroRdrDCUpd20001220048.pkg file to install the update.

The new Adobe Reader DC installer from:
ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/mac/AcrobatDC/2001220041/AcroRdrDC_2001220041_MUI.dmg
Double click the AcroRdrDC_20001220041_MUI.dmg or file in your Download folder, then double click Adobe Reader DC Installer.pkg


Adobe Shockwave
Current Version 12.3.5.205 – March 20, 2019

Adobe Shockwave support to end April 9, 2019, after which it will no longer be available for download.

You can check the version in System Preferences, Shockwave Player, Advanced tab will show the version you have and allow you to Check Now for updates

Download latest version from:
https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/default/english/macosx/latest/Shockwave_Installer_Full_64bit.dmg

Double click the Shockwave_Installer_Full_64bit.dmg file in your Download folder, then double click the Install Shockwave Player icon to install the update.


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware formerly known as AdwareMedic
Current Version 4.5.14 – released August 6, 2020

You can check the version in Application folder click Malwarebytes Anti-Malware then press ⌘i to see the version

Download the latest version from:
https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac-download/

Double click the MBAM-Mac-4.5.14.xxxx.pkg file then double click the Malwarebytes application to use the tool to check for Adware and Malware on your Mac.


FileZilla
Current Version 3.50.0 – released August 28, 2020

You can check the version in Application folder click FileZilla then press ⌘i to see the version.

Download the latest version from:
https://download.filezilla-project.org/client/FileZilla_3.50.0_macosx-x86.app.tar.bz2

Double click the FileZilla_3.50.0_macosx-x86.app.tar.bz2 file in your Download folder to decompress the file FileZilla drag FileZilla to your Application folder to install the program, if prompted about replacing file choose Yes.


Firefox
Current Version 81.0 – released September 22, 2020

You can check the version in Application folder click Firefox then press ⌘i to see the version.

Download the latest version from:
https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-81.0-SSL&os=osx&lang=en-US

Double click the Firefox 81.0.dmg file in your Download folder, then drag the Firefox icon on top of the folder to the right of the Firefox icon to install the update. If prompted about replacing the old file choose Yes.  Firefox 60.5.2 works on Mac OS 10.9.x and later. Firefox 48.0.2 works on Mac OS 10.6.x and later.


Microsoft Edge
Current Version 85.0.564.63 – released September 23, 2020

Download the latest version from:
https://www.microsoft.com/edge

Double click the MicrosoftEdge-85.0.564.63.pkg file and follow the steps to install the browser.  Works on macOS 10.10.x and later.


GIMP
Current Version 2.10.14 – released November 1, 2019

You can check the version in Application folder click GIMP 2.10 then press  ⌘i to see the version.

Download the latest version from:
https://download.gimp.org/mirror/pub/gimp/v2.10/osx/gimp-2.10.14-x86_64.dmg

Double click gimp-2.10.14-x86_64.dmg then drag the GIMP 2.10 icon to your Application folder to install the update. If prompted about replacing the old file choose Yes. GIMP works on macOS 10.9 Mavericks or later.


Google Chrome
Current Version 85.0.4183.121 – released September 21, 2020

You can check the version in Application folder click Google Chrome then press ⌘i to see the version.

Chrome 85.0.4183.121 requires macOS 10.10 or newer, 67.0.3396.87 is the last version to support macOS 10.9.

Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your browser. However, if you haven’t closed your browser in a while you might see the Chrome menu on the browser change colors to green Update Chrome , orange Sync error , or red 7 day . If you see green that means an update has been available for 2 days, orange – 4 days, and red – 7 or more days. To apply an available update, just follow the steps below.

    1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
    2. Select About Google Chrome. If there is a new version it will start to download.
    3. In the confirmation dialog that appears, click Restart. The browser saves your opened tabs and windows and reopens them automatically when it restarts. If you’d prefer not to restart right away, click Not now. The next time you restart your browser, the update will automatically be applied.

https://cloud.google.com/chrome-enterprise/browser/download/#chrome-browser-update – Chrome DMG download


iTunes
Current Version 12.8.2 – released January 23, 2010 – macOS 10.10-10.13
Current Version 12.9.5 – released May 13, 2019 – macOS 10.14 and 10.15

You can check the version in Application folder click iTunes then press ⌘i to see the version.

Go into System Preferences, Software Update and click Check for Updates (versions previous to Mac OS 10.9) or App Store and click Show Updates.


Java
Current Version 1.8.0_261 – released July 14, 2020 – Mac OS 10.10 to Mac OS 10.15
Most Mac users do not have Java on their system. Java can be installed on Mac OS 10.7.3 or later.

You can check the version by going into System Preferences, Java, General Tab, click About

You can download the update from:
https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/javase-jre8-downloads.html (Mac OS 10.10 to 10.15) 

Click Accept License Agreement at the top of the list of files then click jre-8u261-macos-x64.dmg. After the file has downloaded go into your Download folder then double click jre-8u261-macos-x64.dmg. Then double click the Java 8 Update 251 package file to begin the installation.

Or go into System Preferences, Java, Update tab and click Check for Update and follow the steps to update your copy of Java.


Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac
Current Version 16.41 release September 15, 2020 – MacOS 10.14-10.11 Office 365
Current Version 16.41 release September 15, 2020 – MacOS 10.14-10.11 Office 2019
Current Version 16.16.26 released September 15, 2020 – MacOS 10.14-10.11 Office 2016
Version 15.25.0 first 64 bit version for Mac.

You can check the version in Application folder, click Microsoft Word then press ⌘i to see the version.

Go into either Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and choose Help, Check for Updates

You can download the updates from:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Update-history-for-Office-2016-for-Mac-700cab62-0d67-4f23-947b-3686cb1a8eb7 


Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac
Current Version 14.7.7 – released September 12, 2017 (14.5.6 and later fixes Outlook on El Capitan)
End of Support October 2017.

You can check the version in Application folder, Microsoft Office folder, click Word then press ⌘i to see the version.

Go into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and choose Help, Check for Updates

You can download the update from:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3212225
Double click the Office2011-1477Update_EN-US.dmg file in your Download folder then double click Office 2011 14.7.7 Update application to install the update.


Microsoft OneNote
Current Version 16.41 – released September 15, 2020 – Office 365
Current Version 16.16.26 – released September 15, 2020 – Office 2016

Current Version 16.41 – released September 15, 2020  – Mac OS 10.10 – 10.15
Current Version 15.4 – released November 18, 2014 – Mac OS 10.9

You can check the version in Application folder click Microsoft OneNote then press ⌘i to see the version.

Go into the AppStore and check for updates. You can install Microsoft OneNote for Free on Mac OS 10.9 or later from the AppStore.


Microsoft Remote Desktop 10
Current Version 10.4.0 – released July 27, 2020

You can check the version in Application folder click Microsoft Remote Desktop then press ⌘i to see the version.

You can link to the download in the App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop-10/id1295203466

Go into the App Store and check for updates. You can install Microsoft Remote Desktop for Free on Mac OS 10.11 or later from the App Store.


Microsoft Teams
Current Version 1.00.318164 – released August 22, 2020

You can check the version by clicking the circle with your initials and choose About, Version.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-app

Double click the Teams_osx.pkg to install or update the program.


Safari

Current Version 14.0 – Mac OS 10.15 – released September 16, 2020
Current Version 14.0 – Mac OS 10.14.6 – released September 16, 2020
Current Version 13.1.2 – Mac OS 10.13.6 – released July 15, 2020
Current Version 12.1.2 – Mac OS 10.12.6 – released July 22, 2019

Current Version 11.1.2 – Mac OS 10.11.6 – released July 9, 2018

Current Version 10.1.2 – Mac OS 10.10.5 – released July 19, 2017
Current Version 9.1.2 – Mac OS 10.9.5 – released July 18, 2016

Current Version 6.2.8 – Mac OS 10.8.5 – released August 13, 2015

You can check the version Application folder click Safari then press ⌘i to see the version.

Go into System Preferences, Software Update and click Check for Updates (versions previous to Mac OS 10.9 or App Store and click Show Updates.


Skype
Current Version 8.64.0.80 – released September 10, 2020 (Mac OS 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13)
Current Version 6.18 (Mac OS 10.7 and 10.8)

You can check the version in Application folder click Skype then press ⌘i to see the version.

In Skype go to the Skype menu and choose Check For Updates, this will download the update and install the new version the next time your open Skype.

Or you can Download the latest version from:
https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-mac/downloading/

Double click the Skype_8.64.0.67.dmg file in your Downloads folder then drag the Skype icon on the Applications folder to the right of the Skype icon to install the new version. If prompted about replacing the old version choose Yes.


VLC
Current Version 3.0.11.1
– August 11, 2020

You can check the version in Application folder click VLC then press ⌘i to see the version.

Download the latest version from:
https://get.videolan.org/vlc/3.0.11.1/macosx/vlc-3.0.11.1.dmg

Double click the vlc-3.0.11.1.dmg file in your Downloads folder then drag the VLC icon on the Application folder to the right of the VLC icon to install the new version. If prompted about replacing the old version choose Yes.


VirtualBox
Current Version 6.1.14 – September 4, 2020

You can check the version in Application folder click Virtual Box then press ⌘i to see the version.

Download the latest version from:
https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.1.14/VirtualBox-6.1.14-140239-OSX.dmg

Double click the VirtualBox-6.1.14-140239-OSX.dmg file in your Downloads folder then double click the Virtual Box installer icon to install the new version.


Zoom
Current Version 5.3.53670.0921 – September 8, 2020

You can check the version in Application folder click Zoom then press ⌘i to see the version.

Download the latest version from:
https://zoom.us/client/latest/ZoomInstaller.pkg

Double click the ZoomInstaller.pkg to install or upgrade the software on your computer. Zoom client will open after installation is completed.