SmartSDR for MacOS version 2.5.07 has been released

Marcus, DL8MRE has released the latest version of SmartSDR for MacOS, the Official FlexRadio Systems® Client for your Mac

SmartSDR is a full featured FlexRadio client that enables your Mac to operate your FlexRadio device.

It is fully compatible to SmartSDR v1, v2 (including SmartLink) and v3 (including MultiFlex and SmartControl).

Important: This App requires a FlexRadio Systems® Series-6000 Software Defined Radio (SDR).


  • Compatible to macOS Big Sur and Monterey and newer
  • Runs natively on M1 Silicon as well as Intel Macs

SmartSDR offers all features of SmartSDR for Windows such as:

  •  Unlimited number of Slices, Panadapters (limited only by Radio model)
  • Maintain all Radio, Slice and Panadapter settings
  • SmartLink™ remote access support
  • MultiFlex™ support
  • SmartControl™ support
  • Native Power Genius (PGXL), Tuner Genius (TGXL), Antenna Genius (AGXL) and Rotator Genius (RGXL) Support (no Windows Software needed)
  • And all the other features of the Windows Version (including Diversity)

There is no longer need for running SmartSDR for Windows on Bootcamp, Parallels or a separate PC because these features are also included:

  • Radio Firmware Updates
  • Setting up and registering SmartLink – you can even maintain multiple SmartLink accounts
  • Installation of Region (Turf) Files
  • Backup / Restore Radio Configuration and Memories

In addition, the following extra features are included:

  • Full featured FT8 / FT4 Tool
  • RTTY now also included
  • CW Decoder (new)
  • Logbook with auto logging and ADIF Im- and UDP Export (Synchronizes with Smartsdr for iOS over iCloud) and LOTW, integration
  • DX-Cluster Tool
  • Band Plan
  • Voice Macros (Voice keyer)
  • And several additional Tools and features


Even though FT8 is included, you can run this App along with your favorite external Software like WSJT-X, fldigi or others because:

  • CAT Support for FlexRadio CAT, Kenwood TS-2000 emulation and RigCtrl / Hamlib
  • DAX TX and RX audio streaming to any device


  • FlexControl support
  • You can use a Midi Controller (like the DJ2GO2 or CMD-Micro and others) to fully control your Radio
  • CW Straight Key / Paddle via Midi Controller, FTDI Serial Cable or assigned keyboard keys
  • External microphone support (e.g. for USB microphones)

Please note: This is no Catalyst Version of SmartSDR for iOS. This is a completely new written native macOS App.


  • A FlexRadio Systems® FLEX-6000 series radio
  • A Mac which runs at least Mac OS 11.5


FLEX-6300, FLEX-6400, FLEX-6400M, FLEX-6500, FLEX-6600, FLEX-6600M, FLEX-6700

Find out more here:

Read the Manual:

Version 2.5.07 contains the following changes and improvements:

  • Fixed a bug which caused the CW Keyer Straight Key setting to be missing
  • A few additional minor issues were fixed

Version 2.5.05 which was released October 31, 2023 was a major update and the App is now a native macOS 14 Sonoma App and backward compatible up to two generations to macOS 12 (Monterey)

  • You can now configure alerts for also for Grids and States
  • Enhanced support for Grids and States in tools like FT8 and DX-Cluster
  • Introducing a reimagined logging screen for a more streamlined user experience
  • Logging functionalities now extended to include custom fields for specialized activities like POTA, SOTA, WWFF, and SAT
  • Added the option to lock custom fields in place, particularly useful for SAT operations
  • Revitalized the Call Lookup feature, now consistently implemented across the entire app
  • The Logbook now offers advanced filtering options, enabling you to filter by State and Grid
  • Added compatibility for Antenna Genius (AGXL) version 4 firmware including Remote Access
  • Overhauled key components of the Genius Tool; device discovery is now only initiated when adding new Genius devices
  • Unified Macro Management: All macros can now be conveniently managed under the ‘Radio -> Macros’ section
  • Resolved an issue affecting the filtering by mode FT4 in the Logbook
  • Fixed a bug in the Frequency List that prevented toggling between internal and external lists
  • Fixed a VOX-related bug that occurred during DAX-Streaming
  • Implemented several additional improvements and optimizations behind the scenes
  • The app’s user manual has been updated to reflect all the new changes and features
SmartSDR for MacOS is available for $149.99 on the Mac AppStore.
The latest update can be downloaded for free.