Install / update XMapTools (macOS)

Follow the procedure below to update XMapTools 4. It only takes a few minutes to update to the latest version of XMapTools.

Note that step 9 is mandatory for macOS users and XMapTools won’t run otherwise.

Two versions are included included in the update package. Select the right version for your system:


Version Installer File Compatibility
Intel macOS Monterey (12) macOS Big Sur (11) macOS Catalina (10.15) macOS Mojave (10.14)
Apple Silicon macOS Ventura (13)
macOS Monterey (12)
macOS Big Sur (11.6)


Step 1: Eliminate any previous version of XMapTools 4 before installing a new version. Open a Finder, navigate to Applications and move the XMapTools folder to bin.

Alternatively, you can rename the XMapTools folder in Applications to keep the previous version (e.g. rename XMapTools to XMapTools_4.1)

Step 2: Right-click on the file and select Show Package Content. Begin the installation using either the installer or (double click to open).

Note: If you get the message “XMapToolsInstaller_macOS cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified“, open the System Preferences > Security and Privacy > General and select Open Anyway. Then click the button Open.

Step 3: Type your password and click OK

Step 4: Click Next

Step 5: Choose the installation folder for XMapTools /Applications/XMapTools (default), and click Next

Step 6: Choose the installation folder for the MATLAB Runtime libraries: /Applications/MATLAB/MATLAB_Runtime (Default) and click Next

Step 7: A confirmation window opens showing a summary, click Install

Step 8: Click Finish

Step 9: Before to run XMapTools you must change the permission using one of the two methods proposed below.

Method 1 (terminal): open a terminal (in the Finder, open the /Applications/Utilities folder, then double-click Terminal) and enter the following command (assuming XMapTools was installed in /Applications/XMapTools/) and press return:

chmod -R 755 /Applications/XMapTools/

Method 2 (using the Finder): Open a finder and navigate to /Applications/. Right-click on the folder XMapTools and select Get Info. In Sharing & Permission, unlock access by clicking on the padlock and entering your password. Select your account in the list and make sure the privilege is set to Read & Write. Click on the last icon below the list and select the option: Apply to enclosed items. Press Ok and close the Info window.

Setup is completed.

The application is available in /Applications/XMapTools/application/ You can drag the app to your dock.

You are ready to use the most recent version of XMapTools. 

Thanks for updating!