Apple offers Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X free for 90 days

Apple offers Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X free for 90 days

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Now working from home, self-isolating, and even being forced to stay inside due to a lockdown is many people’s day to day life, having the right tools to do some creative tasks could be an absolute necessity. Usually, you’re able to get free trials of most software out there but these predominantly last 30 days maximum, which at this period in time, might just not be enough. Luckily, for those Mac users, Apple has extended the free trial of Final Cut Pro X to a lengthy 90 days, coupled with the introduction of a Logic Pro X trial, again, for 90 days.

This is a great move by Apple, enabling creatives looking to try out the respective software for three months, possibly even doing some good with it. A number of DJs and Video Producers have been live-streaming some feel-good moments to keep you entertained so you too could join in on that action. Additionally, those working from home may actually need it to do their job, helping businesses avoid those pricey additional licenses for the time being. For those not working from home but wanting to pass some time, this would be a great opportunity to try out the features of both programs, maybe even learning your way around them, gaining new skills to use both during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

To use these programs however you will have to have a relatively new Mac or Macbook. Here are the required specs:

Final Cut Pro X

  • macOS 10.14.6 or later
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing)
  • Metal-capable graphics card
  • 1GB of VRAM (recommended for 4K editing)
  • 3.8GB of available disk space


Logic Pro X

  • macOS 10.13.6 or later
  • 4GB of RAM
  • OpenCL-capable graphics card (or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later)
  • 6GB of disk space for basic installation (up to 63GB for the full Sound Library)


Make use of both free trials wisely and get creating!