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Conflict Catcher

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Conflict Catcher
Developer(s)Casady & Greene
Stable release
9.0.1 / 2002
Operating systemClassic Mac OS

Conflict Catcher is a discontinued utility software application that was written by Jeff Robbin and published by Casady & Greene for classic Mac OS. It aided Macintosh users in solving conflicts within Mac OS that could occur on startup when a large amount of extensions and control panels were installed (see Extension conflict).[1][2] Later versions of Conflict Catcher included a playable Asteroids game as an easter egg in the About menu.[3] Conflict Catcher included a printed manual written by David Pogue.[4]

A Mac OS X version was never released, since the extension mechanisms in Mac OS X do not have extension conflicts. The last version of Conflict Catcher was version 9, for Mac OS 9. After declining sales, in 2003 Casady & Greene filed for bankruptcy. Conflict Catcher 9 was priced at $63, significantly higher than average prices for utility software.


  1. ^ Pogue, David (October 1994). "Conflict Catcher II 2.1.1". Macworld. p. 71.
  2. ^ Taylor, Dave (January 10, 1994). "Conflict Catcher tames wild startups". InfoWorld. 16 (2): 100.
  3. ^ Breen, Christopher (2002). Mac 911. pp. 128–129. ISBN 9780201773392.
  4. ^ Pogue, David (2002-09-19). "Survival of Software's Fittest". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-10-29.