PlugInstall is a tiny app that allows newly installed AU plugins to show up in Logic Pro X without the need to restart your Mac. This started happening with some plugins in High Sierra and continues through Catalina. While Apple has addressed the issue with Logic Pro X 10.5, and it has improved, it’s still happening with a number of plugins. Enter PlugInstall. It’s a simple workaround packaged up neatly into an app that you can use with a click. No additional files are installed anywhere and nothing in the OS is “hacked” in any way. It’s just handy. If you are one with the command line and remember the syntax, you may not need PlugInstall. The price, however, is quite fair.

PlugInstall is available now for $1.