Before the first M1-powered Macs start reaching customers next week, many apps have been updated with native support for Apple Silicon Macs with the M1 chip. Several apps have also received compatibility updates for Apple’s latest operating system, macOS Big Sur.
Universal app support added to a ton of new apps for Apple Silicon Macs
Here are some of the apps that recently received updates with Apple Silicon support.
Blackmagic Design recently released a new beta of its popular DaVinci Resolve video editor with Apple Silicon support, this means that DaVinci Resolve will run natively on M1-powered Macs. The recently released DaVinci Resolve 17 includes next-gen HDR grading tools, stereoscopic 3D tools, advanced color management, and more.
The popular editing app Darkroom has also introduced Universal App support. The app is now compatible with Apple’s upcoming M1 Macs and Intel Macs that are running macOS Big Sur.
In its latest update for Mac, the app offers editing tools that have been optimized for the M1 chip and have been designed to stay in line with the visuals of macOS Big Sur. On the Mac, there is now a translucent sidebar and native window toolbars. Additionally, interactions have been optimized for mouse, trackpad, and keyboard input.
Omni Productivity Suite
Omni Group announced on Thursday that its full Omni Productivity Suite has been updated to support macOS Big Sur 11.0 and the M1 chip. OmniFocus, OmniOutliner, OmniPlan, and OmniGraffle all now support macOS Big Sur, M1.
The transition to Apple silicon has been a painless one and the company’s apps are ready to go “because most of our code had already been ported to run on Apple silicon iPhones and iPads,” said CEO Ken Case in a statement. “We’re very pleased to share that our app transition has been smooth and seamless. All our apps— including our free apps OmniDiskSweeper, OmniPresence, and OmniWeb— are now available as native Universal apps on M1-powered Macs.”
Fantastical is one of the most popular calendar apps out there and recently received a huge update. The latest version offers support for the M1 processor, an updated design for Big Sur, new widgets, and more.
Powerful code editor, Nova 3, is also available natively on Apple silicon Macs via a free update. The app can now offer better performance to Mac users since it has been optimized for the M1 chip. This update also adds a cool new feature to the app, a customizable dock icon that can automatically switch from “light” to “dark” when a Mac switches appearance.