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Wiki to document universal and native Apple silicon apps as they are released. Currently, IsAppleSiliconReady.com has the most comprehensive database. Another tracking site that's traditionally been used to track app compatibility during major macOS releases has been RoaringApps.

Regarding the performance of Intel based binaries you might want to take a look here. According to first benchmarks the performance impact of Rosetta is surprisingly low - as in Rosetta on the M1 runs almost twice as well as native ARM on Windows SQ2.

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A Better Finder Attributes 7
A Better Finder Rename 11
Adblock Plus for Safari ABP
Adguard for Mac (nightly only for now)
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Adobe Lightroom (Version 4.1)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Aerial (Screensaver)
Affinity Designer
Affinity Photo
Affinity Publisher
Agenda
AlDente
Amphetamine
Apache NetBeans 12.2
App Tamer
Airmail
Alfred
Audirvana
Automator
Aviary
Balena Etcher
Banktivity
Bartender
BBEdit
Bear
BetterSnapTool
BetterTouchTool
BiggerPicture
Blender
Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
Bookends
Brave
CADintoshX
Calendar 366 II
Carbon Copy Cloner
Cascadea
CheatSheet
Choosy
Cinebench
Cinema 4D
Cinemagraph Pro
Claquette
CleanShot X
Clicker for Disney+
Clicker for Netflix
coconutBattery
ColorSlurp
Compressor
Corona
DaisyDisk
Dark Reader
Darkroom
DaVinci Resolve 17.2.1
Day One
Debit & Credit
Default Folder X
Deliveries
DEVONagent
DEVONthink
Disk Drill
Displaperture
djay Pro AI
Documents by Readdle
Downie 4
Drafts
EtreCheck
EtreCheck Pro
eWallet
Export Calendars Pro
Exporter for Contacts
Fantastical
FFworks
Final Cut Pro
flickery
Firefox
FireStream
FontBook
Fretello
FusionCast
Garageband
Geekbench 5
GFX Bench Metal
Glimpses
GlobalProtect
Go64
Google Chrome
GraphicConverter
HandBrake
Hazel
HazeOver
Highland 2
HistoryHound
Homebrew
Hopper Disassembler
iCab
iFinance
IINA
iMazing
Infuse
iperfUtil
iStat Menus
iStatistica
iTerm
Jettison
Karabiner Elements
KeyboardLocker
Keyboard Maestro
Keynote
Krita
Lingon X
LittleSnitch
LiveHome 3D
LockRattler
Logic Pro
Logoist
Luminar AI
MacFamilyTree
MacsFanControl
MacUpdater
Mach Desktop
Magnet
Mainstage
MakeMKV
Malwarebytes
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Office
Mimestream
Mints
mmhmm
Model 15
MOS
Motion
Network Kit
News Explorer
Nimble Commander
Nisus Writer Pro
Nova
Numbers
Numi
OmniFocus
OmniGraffle
OmniOutliner
OmniPlan
OmniPresence
Onyx 3.9.1
OpenJDK
Pages
Paprika
Parcel
Path Finder 10
PCalc
PDFExpert
PDFScanner
PDFZone
Persecond
PhotosRevive
Piezo
PingDoctor
Pixea
Pixelmator Pro
PixelSnap
Pluto
PowerPoint
Popclip
ProFind
Pulltube
Python
QbitTorrent
Quicken
ReadKit
Rectangle
Reeder
Remote Buddy
Rocket
Scapple
Skim
ScreenFloat
Screenflow
Screens
Screenium
Scrivener
Scroll Reverser
SeaTurtle
Serial
SilentKnight
Silicon Info
SiriMote
Smultron
SnagIt 2021
SnipNotes
SpamSieve
Spark Email
Sparkle
Speedtest
SteerMouse
StopTheMadness
Subler
SublimeText 4
Suspicious Package
Swift Playgrounds
Tayasui Sketches
Talon
Textastic
Text Expander
TextSniper
The Unarchiver
Things
TouchSwitcher
Tower
Transloader
Transmit
Tunnelblick for OpenVPN
Tuxera NTFS for Mac
Tweetbot
Twitter
Twitterrific
Ulysses
Universe Website Builder
Vectorize
Vectornator: Design Software
ViennaRSS
Viscosity
VisualDiffer
VLC
VPN Tracker
VSCode
WiFi Explorer
Wipr
Wireshark
Word
World of Warcraft
xPlan
xScan
xScope
Yoink
Zacc
Zeplin
Zoom

Apple Silicon Beta Available

Google Drive version 46 beta test for M1
Slack - https://slack.com/beta/mac
Typora - A beta is now available
LibreOffice from version 7.2.0 onwards aarch64 version. Early build not suitable for critical applications.


Announced for Apple Silicon

Adobe Apps - Lightroom CC is out, Lightroom Classic status unknown, Photoshop in "early 2021" (featureless beta available), 2021 for everything else
Docker - Unknown Release Date
Dropbox - First half of 2022
Parallels - Unknown Release Date (Technical Preview available)
VMware Fusion - Unknown Release Date

Intel Windows App Support
Crossover - Note: requires Big Sur 11.1
 
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jay-m

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Unity 2020.2 beta and 2021.1 alpha are build as Universal x64/ARM apps.

 
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Firefox version 83 and higher support Apple devices with an ARM-based CPU (i.e. Apple Silicon). Firefox 83 supports the current x86 architecture and run on both current Intel-based Apple devices and new Apple Silicon devices by way of Apple's Rosetta 2 emulation software and thus performance speeds may suffer. Later versions of Firefox are expected run natively (i.e. not under emulation).
 

iModFrenzy

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it seems nobody was intersted in what this mac arm could actually run. apparently not much for now. if you're doing anything productive obviously you're gonna have to wait a few years.
Isn't Rosetta 2 the solution for the next few years? Till all developers jump ship from Intel? from what we've seen, Rosetta 2 is more than capable for productivity work
 

grrrz

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Really? You don't think developers use Xcode to do something productive. What about Final Cut Pro, or MS Office?
with the exception of apple software then. Office is a given; it's not a cpu intensive task and it'd probably work fine with emulation. I mean yeah productive was not the right word; I'm thinking of a cpu-intensive powerhouse like for video, audio; design...; those things people often buy macs for. I'm not saying you can't be "productive" using just a browser and a text editor (I mean personnaly for those things I'd buy a refurbed air from a few years back but that's just me)
 

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with the exception of apple software then. Office is a given; it's not a cpu intensive task and it'd probably work fine with emulation. I mean yeah productive was not the right word; I'm thinking of a cpu-intensive powerhouse like for video, audio; design...; those things people often buy macs for. I'm not saying you can't be "productive" using just a browser and a text editor (I mean personnaly for those things I'd buy a refurbed air from a few years back but that's just me)
Yea so things like Apple's own Final Cut and Logic should be ready soon if not at launch.

Adobe's rolling out theirs over the next few months with Lightroom being done first, which to me as a photographer is a good little piece of news to hear.

And that's pretty much it. It won't be years, but it will take a few months for most of the apps that people who use Macs for to port over. To see Handbrake being universal is a good thing, I'm also hoping OBS will be stable to use at launch too.
 
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OldGreyGuy

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I don't see an announcement anywhere but I got notification from the AppStore that OmniFocus and OmniGraffle are now both Universal Apps. Both updated and still run on my (very old) late 2013 iMac 27" running 10.15.7.
 

Moonjumper

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with the exception of apple software then. Office is a given; it's not a cpu intensive task and it'd probably work fine with emulation. I mean yeah productive was not the right word; I'm thinking of a cpu-intensive powerhouse like for video, audio; design...; those things people often buy macs for. I'm not saying you can't be "productive" using just a browser and a text editor (I mean personnaly for those things I'd buy a refurbed air from a few years back but that's just me)
The announcement showed DaVinci Resolve working very well (8K ProRes was mentioned), so my video editor of choice is available.
 

ekwipt

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Davinci Resolve but I’m reading into this quote: “Perhaps the most impressive statistic in terms of sheer computational power (to me) was Apple’s claim that the first M1-powered MacBook Pro will play back full quality 8k ProRes video in DaVinci Resolve with zero dropped frames.”

u-he audio plugins have stated they’re already work8ng on AS versions and they are running “Little Update Oct 27th 2020: It's looking very good. Neither Rosetta complains about running our Intel Plug-Ins on Apple Silicon, nor do we experience issues with our natively compiled plug-ins - which, well, compile just fine (but are not yet integrated in our automated workflow). We'll post news as we go, e.g. once we have beta versions in a few weeks or so.”

Fabfilter already has iOS AU versions of their plugins so they’re in a box seat already
 

Tech198

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I refuse to use beta software on a main mac. So if I even get one of these Mac's i'd rather wait for a stable release.

(however,, that sill won't stop me getting curious) :)
 
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joecomo

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virtualizing ≠ emulating

Windows x86/x64 will not run in VMware Fusion for Apple Silicon.
Well I read the announcement that way (that they emulate an x86/x64). Because announcing that existing VMWare ARM VMs would run on AppleSilicon would not really be exciting to anyone - unless you are very easily excited :).
Apple already showed ARM linux in Parallels on Apple Silicon at their first presentation.
 
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Shivetya

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I really hope Big Sur has a tool or means to identify apps on our current Intel machines that it can work with
 
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grrrz

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The announcement showed DaVinci Resolve working very well (8K ProRes was mentioned), so my video editor of choice is available.
If it works faster and without any hickups emulated than the equivalent last gen machine then that'd be impressive. but don't you use plugin in resolve? what about those?
 
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