MacOS 10.15 Catalina Apple has announced a transition from 32-bit technology to 64-bit technology for macOS. You may receive this message about the Brother ControlCenter, which is a 32-bit application. Shortly before the public release of macOS Catalina, we reached out to Brother to inquire about their plans to update or replace ControlCenter 2 with a 64-bit application. The only response we got was that no information was currently available and to check back on the Brother Support site in the future.
See the following from https://support.brother.com/g/s/id/os/macintosh.html
The Brother ControlCenter2 is not supported by macOS v10.15.
Use the Brother iPrint&Scan as an alternative function.
That can be downloaded from https://help.brother-usa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/150551/~/download-and-install-brother-iprint%26scan---windows-or-macintosh-computer
I have a Brother Printer Scanner but I don't have personal experience using the above as I use Apple's Image Capture instead.
Oct 21, 2019 2:04 PM
Looking for an alternative to Brother ControlCenter?
Brother ControlCenter is the free software that comes with your Brother scanner. So why would you be looking for an alternative? There are two main reasons people look for an alternative:
- ControlCenter no longer works on their operating system (like on macOS Catalina)
- They want more features from their scanner than ControlCenter provides.
Why VueScan is a good alternative
Brother has recommended that customers use iPrint&Scan application or Image Capture. But you might also want to use VueScan Scanner Software. VueScan works on over 6000 scanners, even scanners that are no longer supported by their scanner vendor, so you can use VueScan with any scanner you might own.
You might also want to use more advanced features than came with ControlCenter. You might want to put multiple photos on the flatbed and have VueScan separate them automatically - you can do that with VueScan. You might want to extract text from your documents (OCR) - you can do that with VueScan. Download VueScan and start trying all the advanced features today.
- Comes free with your scanner
- Offers basic scanning features
- Easy to do a quick PDF scan
Brother Control Center Mac Catalina Downloads
- Doesn’t work on macOS Catalina
- Lacks more advanced features