InterpretBank on a Mac

InterpretBank for macOS is the little sister of the Windows version, from which it is derived. At the moment, InterpretBank 5 for macOS is compatible only with some languages (EN-FR-DE-IT-ES-NL-PT, others language may work, but we have not tested them). We are working to extend this compatibility and soon we will have a version compatible with all language. We invite you to test the demo version to see if InterpretBank is compatible with your computer and with your language combinations. If this is the case, you may enjoy InterpretBank on your macOS already now.

How to install it on macOS (High Sierra and earlier)

  • Prerequisite: Gatekeeper must not be set to block unsigned packages (read here how to set it). InterpretBank is still a small software and we aren't through with all the Apple certification process. Our software does not contain any virus or malware.
  • download the installer (.dmg) from the Website
  • in the installation wizard, move the App to the Application folder.
  • the first time you run it, open the Finder and go to the Application folder, locate the app, control-click the app icon, then choose Open from the shortcut menu
  • if the app doesn't start, go to Apple menu > System Preferences, click Security & Privacy, then click General. In the lower part of the window, grant an exception for InterpretBank by clicking the “Open Anyway”
  • after this procedue, you'll be able to run InterpretBank by simply double clicking the icon

License info: We like transparency, therefore we want to make clear that when you purchase a license, you purchase a license for the working installation with the OS you have tested InterpretBank. Before buying you are responsible to test if InterpretBank works smoothly with your system.

What to do if the program won't start

If InterpretBank doesn't start on your macOS after following the instructions above, you are invited to write us the details of your Mac device (model and macOS version).

Some useful advises

Enabling contest menu: for some functions, InterpretBank needs the trackpad to be able to use the two-finger tap. This is used to show the contextual menu, for example to start automatic translation. If this is not enabled in your Mac, just choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Trackpad and enable two-finger tap

Problem with some accents in estern languages: on some Mac InterpretBank may be unable to use some accented characters. If this is the case, tell us which macOS are you using, its language setting, the language you are having problem with and the letters you are having problems with. We will try to solve the problem. In the meantime, you can customize the Symbols lists with these letters. When you write, you can then easily insert these letters from a contextual menu. Right click (two-finger tap) on an entry field, click on Edit symbols. You can enter these simbols by right clicking on an entry (two-finger tap) and choosing the right character. In the conference modality, just set in the Search Settings the option Accent insensitive and type without accents. If the problem persists, write us and we will update this for your language.