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Compatibility

Software Compatibility

Workflower is compatible with:
  • After Effects 2024
  • After Effects Beta
  • After Effects 2023
  • After Effects 2022
  • After Effects 2021
  • After Effects 2020
  • After Effects CC 2019
  • After Effects CC 2018
Please note that only Workflower version 2.0 is compatible with After Effects 2023/24+ (+ Beta). Workflower version 1.x is only compatible up to After Effects 2022.
Attention: If you work in AE 22 (no matter whether you use Workflower v2 or v1 in it) and you want to open up a project that was created in AE 23 + Workflower v2, you have to downgrade that project beforehand. To do this, go to Settings > Layout > Convert Project to older WF/AE Version.

OS Compatibility

Workflower works on Windows and Mac.

Notice for Mac Users

Be aware that the Mac version has a few limitations compared to the Windows version:
  • You can only set a maximum of 20 shortcuts. Also, if you choose to use the maximum number of shortcuts, you can't use shortcuts on any other script. Reduce the number of Workflower shortcuts to be able to set shortcuts on other scripts. On Windows, on the other hand, you can set as many shortcuts as you want and it won't compromise on the number of shortcuts you're able to set for other scripts.
  • You cannot use certain character combinations in your layer names anymore. Read up here for more information.
  • The renaming panel has slightly less functionality (see Known Bugs).

Notice for Japanese Users on Windows

For most Japanese users of Windows, there are two limitations:
  • Single Script shortcut mode (which allows for an unlimited amount of shortcuts) doesn't work when the OS language is Japanese. You will either have to switch the OS language to US or similar, or use Individual Scripts mode instead. So, as on Mac, you can only use a maximum of 20 shortcuts. Also, if you choose to use the maximum number of shortcuts, you can't use shortcuts on any other script. Reduce the number of Workflower shortcuts to be able to set shortcuts on other scripts.
  • Setting custom shortcuts on Workflower's shortcuts panel doesn't work when the OS language is Japanese. Temporarily switch the OS language to US or similar to set custom shortcuts. Read up here for information on how to do it.
Unfortunately, these issues are caused by an AE bug. It has been reported to Adobe but as long as Adobe hasn't fixed this, you will have to rely on the solutions mentioned above.
If you encounter any other issues relating to your OS language, please contact customer support! We try to fix every issue or at least figure out a workaround for the time being.

Cross-Compatibility between Windows and Mac

You can easily exchange After Effects projects that were created with Workflower between Windows and Mac. For more information, read up here.

Compatibility with Non-Workflower Users

An After Effects user that doesn't own Workflower can easily open up a project created with Workflower without any issues!
However, it's recommended to batch-convert your comps to one of the Non-Indented Layouts beforehand so the non-Workflower user doesn't have to deal with the indented layer names:

Compatibility with other Plugins/Scripts

KBar

As of version 1.0.4, Workflower supports the use of KBar buttons. Click here for instructions on how to set it up.

Other Plugins/Scripts and Workflower's Comp Layout

If you wonder whether plugins/scripts are compatible with Workflower's Indented Layout, please check out the F.A.Q. section on this.