Phasing Out Universal Binary Support in Studiometry and Accounted

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With the release of Studiometry 9.0.3, we will begin phasing out support for older Macs with PowerPC processors, transitioning from what is called a “Universal Binary” to an “Intel-only” binary. We must make this transition for several reasons, the most important of which is to keep up with the tools and technologies used to create and run Studiometry itself.

Apple requires an Intel processor to run Mac OS 10.6 and 10.7. They also do not allow Universal Binaries on their Mac App Store. In keeping up with Apple’s transition, many of the tools we use to create Studiometry are also phasing out PowerPC support. We have no choice but to follow suit and switch Studiometry to an Intel-only build.

This transition will only affect Macs built before 2006. To see if your computer has a PowerPC processor, go to Apple Menu > About This Mac. The window that appears should show information about your processor.

  • If your processor name includes “Intel”, then your computer will not be affected.
  • If it includes “PowerPC”, your computer will not be capable of running the main download of Studiometry 9.0.3 or newer.

We will be building and releasing Universal Binary versions of Studiometry 9.x for any critical updates. These versions, as well as downloads of all previous versions, are available at:

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our valued customers.