SwiftDefaultApps Keeps The RCDefaultApp Flame Alive on Catalina

By June 10, 2020 No Comments

Ever since the introduction of the ‘fmp’ uri scheme, RCDefaultApp preference pane has been a go-to solution for Mac users in the know. The venerable utility was “developed way back when by Carl Lindberg,” as cited by the author of SwiftDefaultApps. In

While RCDefaultApp had been limping along if you could find a trustworthy copy, even working for me in earlier versions of Catalina, today, after installing 10.15.5, it simply wouldn’t run. With a little searching, I was pleased to find this open-source replacement project. In the author’s own words:

“This Preference pane is chiefly intended to be a modern replacement for the amazing RCDefaultApp developed way back when by Carl Lindberg.”
— Gregorio Litenstein

You can download the latest release from the GitHub project.

Screenshot of SwiftDefaultApps pref pane

Jeremiah Small

Jeremiah Small

Jeremiah, Soliant Consulting's Director of Engineering, has been with Soliant since 2006. In his spare time, he is a volunteer member of Altadena Mountain Rescue Team. Jeremiah got undergrad and masters degrees from NYU, TSOA, specializing in set design for theater and film. The film/theater and ride/show fabrication industries led him to a career in software consulting where his creative training and general problem-solving talents have served him well.

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