Important information for YNAB 4 Classic Mac users
Apple has announced they will stop supporting 32-bit apps like YNAB 4 Classic in the future. MacOS Mojave (releasing in 2018) will be the last version of their OS to support these apps, including YNAB 4.
What does this mean for you exactly? YNAB 4 Classic should continue functioning for now, and will likely continue to work in the Mojave (10.14) OS for the foreseeable future. Updates after that will most likely not allow YNAB 4 to function, although we haven't been able to test that yet.
We’ve been happy to offer support for YNAB 4 Classic for over two years since our web launch, including an update in mid-2017 that allowed cloud sync to continue working. This change by Apple is not something we are able to work around or prevent, and YNAB 4 will not be updated to a 64-bit app (the new standard for Mac apps).
As a YNAB 4 user, you have a couple of options when Apple removes 32-bit support:
- You can choose not to update your macOS (at least temporarily) and continue to use YNAB 4.
- You can check out the web app—and give it a whirl for 34 days for free to see if it’s right for you.
If you would like to upgrade or learn more, this article goes over the new features, differences between the versions, and also links to step-by-step instructions on how to migrate your budget.