With the new MacBook Pros with Touch Bar arriving to the first pre-order customers and going on sale at Apple stores this week, you might be looking to try out some apps that support the new hardware. Fortunately, Apple has already confirmed many apps that will get support for Touch Bar, the new contextually sensitive touchscreen panel embedded into the MacBook Pro’s keyboard, and many others app developers are announcing updates. 

Head below for the full list.

There are a handful of apps that you can already use with Touch Bar, and many more that are scheduled to get support in update’s coming this month and in the months to come. Some utilize quick shortcut buttons, sliders and other functions depending on the task you’re performing, while others, like password manager 1Password, tap into the Touch ID fingerprint sensor for authentication too. 

We’ve noted expected release timeframes for apps that have specified and we’ll add more as developers announce support.


Third-party apps: 


Apple’s Apps:

  • Safari
  • iTunes
  • Terminal
  • Finder
  • System Preferences
  • TextEdit
  • Final Cut Pro
  • iMovie
  • Keynote
  • Numbers
  • Pages
  • Preview
  • QuickTime
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • iBooks
  • Reminders
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Messages
  • Notes
  • Photos
  • GarageBand
  • Compressor
  • Motion
  • Logic Pro X (early next year)

Check back for more as other apps announce Touch Bar support.

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