All Rogue Amoeba Apps Now Have Official Support for the New M1 Macs and Big Sur

While I’m posting about utilities and M1 Mac compatibility, some month-old news from Rogue Amoeba:

As of today, our entire product line now has support for Apple’s newest M chip-based Macs. The latest versions of our software now run natively on the new Apple Silicon-powered machines, to provide the best possible performance on this impressive new hardware. If you’ve already got an M chip-based Mac, just download the latest versions of our products and you should be all set.

Not an easy transition for Rogue Amoeba, either:

As we noted in previous posts, a bit more setup is required to install our audio handling extension “ACE”, used by Airfoil, Audio Hijack, Loopback, Piezo, and SoundSource. Those apps will guide you through the necessary steps to get up and running, but if you need more assistance, we have a comprehensive step-by-step guide as well.

Fortunately, this process is quick, and it only needs to be done once. After you’ve authorized ACE on your Mac, future updates will be lightning-fast.

I use a few Rogue Amoeba utilities (a Mac feels broken to me without SoundSource, for example), and their beta versions during the Big Sur/Apple Silicon transition were more reliable than most apps’ stable releases. This was a difficult transition for something like their ACE extension, but as a user, Rogue Amoeba made it look like it was no sweat.

Wednesday, 3 February 2021