Downloading BEAST for Mac
The BEAST Download should be under way.
Once the file is downloaded, open the dmg file by double clicking it, and drag the BEAST folder into the Application folder in the window that pops up.
Start BEAST, BEAUti or the other programs by double clicking the icon in the
BEAST directory in the Application folder.
You can also start them from a terminal using any of the scripts in
BEAST on Big Sur
BEAST does not start
If BEAST or BEAUti does not launch, this is probably due to Java not being installed, or the default version of Java is not Java 8 or higher.
To fix this, install java, e.g. from Adopt, available here.
On Mojave, installing later version could prevent BEAST from starting, but installing Java 8 before installing a later version seems to work
If the download failed, you can always get it from the release page.