Download Recollector for Macintosh OS X (10.7 [Lion] or later)


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Note: There are two versions of Recollector for the Macintosh.
(See the note, below, for an explanation of why there are two Mac versions of Recollector.)
Click to download Recollector for
Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) up through 11.0 (Big Sur):
Click to download Recollector for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or 10.8 (Mountain Lion):


After the download is complete, install or update Recollector by opening the downloaded disk image (Recollector.dmg or Recollector for OS X 10.7 and 10.8.dmg). Double-click the Recollector icon:



Note: If you are running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later, double-clicking on the Recollector icon may bring up a warning window, telling you that Recollector cannot be opened because it has been downloaded from an unidentified developer. If this happens, right-click (or Ctrl-click) on the Recollector icon instead, and choose Open from the popup-menu. This will also warn you that the application is from an unidentified developer, but you can click the Open button to proceed to open Recollector. This warning will only occur once, when opening Recollector from the downloaded disk image. It will not occur subsequently when you run the program.


You will be asked whether to copy Recollector to the Applications folder. You should answer yes to this question (click the Move to Applications Folder button). For more complete information, consult the ReadMe file that is also found in the downloaded disk image.


Why are there two versions of Recollector for the Mac? In response to new releases of the Mac operating system (OS X), Recollector has been regularly updated to work with the latest OS X version. Recently, some of these updates caused occasional problems when running Recollector on older versions of OS X. Therefore we now offer two separate versions of Recollector, one that is built to run on the most recent versions of OS X (Mavericks [10.9], Yosemite [10.10], El Capitan [10.11], Sierra [10.12], High Sierra [10.13], Mojave [10.14], Catalina [10.15] and Big Sur [11.0]), and one that is tailored for earlier versions (Lion [10.7] and Mountain Lion [10.8]). The functionality of both versions of Recollector is identical, but you should run the version that corresponds to your version of OS X.