The choice to have Daylite be a native app has it’s advantages: better performance, offline access, and integration with Apple Systems. However, as with every choice, there are trade-offs.
In the past, our policy has been to support the 3 most current OS. On the surface this policy made sense. Many businesses could continue to use Daylite after a macOS update, but sometimes this policy has done more harm than good. Each year Apple adds new capabilities to help you do more. To achieve this, they remove old code, while adding new, better technology without looking back. Supporting Daylite on older operating systems has added bloat, made Daylite complex to support, and slow to develop. We maintain old code that creates new bugs, and we can’t add new features to Daylite fast enough. Features you’ve asked for.
This year, with the introduction of macOS 11 (Big Sur) and a whole lot of new capabilities. We had an important decision to make. How can we give the most amount of businesses the best new capabilities in Big Sur, and Apple’s coming processors? We want to give you a first-class app macOS 11 but, we found that supporting macOS 10.14, 10.15, and 11.0 was going to create more of the same problems. Looking at the data, the current number of customers using macOS 10.14 is below 20%, and that number will only continue to decrease after Big Sur is released.
With all this in mind, giving you the best experience, modern features, fewer bugs, faster development, we’ve made the decision to drop macOS 10.14. For those customers that cannot upgrade to macOS 10.15 and macOS 11, Daylite 2020.36.3 will continue to work on macOS 10.13 and macOS 10.14 until March 31, 2021.