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
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