Yesterday we saw a useful detailed list of all the games that are compatible with Apple Silicon (and are constantly updated). Now we have another valuable database for all the M1 compatible apps available so far.
Official Apple Silicon app support offers fine-tuned efficiency and truly impressive performance, but even unsupported apps running through Rosetta 2 translation run really well (which happens automatically when macOS Big Sur asks you to download Rosetta 2 for first time). Rosetta translation is so good that M1 Macs can even run x86 instructions faster than Intel Macs.
But in any case, especially for your most used or most critical apps, it̵
A new resource called “Is Apple Silicon Ready?” has appeared on the web and includes virtually all app categories except games. The only confusing thing about the database is the big bold “Not yet!” answer the question about the site name. We would argue that while official support will be rolled out over the coming weeks and months from third parties, Apple Silicon is certainly ready and offers a much improved experience even with Rosetta translation.
The Apple Silicon-supported apps database contains filters for categories and includes whether an app is Apple Silicon-optimized, dependent on Rosetta 2 (partial or full), if the developer has announced a future build with support on the way, and the latest update .
Additionally, you can click on individual apps to get even more details:
Check out this useful Apple Silicon M1 compatible apps database here. You can also follow Is Apple Silicon Ready? Twitter account.
Apple has also published a featured story in the Mac App Store that highlights many of the M1-compatible apps already available. And you can also go to the Mac App Store and your downloads (account at bottom left> scroll down> and click switch between iPad and iPhone apps) to see what iOS apps are available on your Mac.
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