downloading & installing on macOS

hi! if you’re using a Mac computer and you plan to use veadotube but you’re not sure how to make it work, this is the page for you.


veadotube is supported in machines running macOS Monterey (12) or higher! mini 1.4 and older support High Sierra (10.13) as well.

the app is built for Intel processors; if you’re using a newer M-series Mac computer with an Apple silicon processor, the app will run through Rosetta, which means it won’t be running at full performance. we’ll be making Apple silicon versions whenever we get access to those computers!

downloading the thing

for mini, visit the official download page over, and over the Download section, click on Download Now. it’ll prompt a donation window; feel free to tip! if you don’t want to, you can just press the No thanks, just take me to the downloads link.

this should take you to the download screen! select to download the macOS version.

installing the thing

at this point you should have downloaded either a .zip file or a .dmg file. if it’s a .zip, unzip it (normally by double-clicking on it) and you should get the .dmg file.

mount the .dmg file, and drag the application to your Applications folder. you should be able to launch the app from the Launchpad :]

the app is “damaged” or the developer is “unidentified”

Apple hates anyone who doesn’t pay for their Apple Developer account and publish their apps outside of the App Store instead. it’s not difficult to fix that, though! bear with me for a bit.

  1. ensure that you have dragged and dropped the app onto the Applications folder;
  2. open a Terminal window (open Spotlight with ⌘+space and look for “terminal”);
  3. copy one of the following codes, depending on the version you downloaded:
    • veadotube mini: xattr -cr "/Applications/veadotube"
    • veadotube: xattr -cr "/Applications/"
  4. paste said code on Terminal, press enter, and close the Terminal window — the app should be ready to run now :]