Apple has shared a list of the most popular apps that have been optimized for Macs with the M1 chip.
The list includes popular apps for creating, staying productive, developing, and essential apps and tools!
Continue reading to check out these apps that are available through the Mac App Store!
Apple M1 Chip: Small Chip, Giant Leap
The M1 chip is the first ARM-based system on a chip designed by Apple. The M1 is the central processing unit for a line of Mac computers. It is deployed in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.
The M1 promises to deliver incredible performance, custom technologies, and revolutionary power efficiency. According to Apple, it was designed from the very start to work with the most advanced desktop operating system globally, macOS Big Sur.
Also, Apple emphasizes that with the M1 comes a giant leap in performance per watt, so every Mac with M1 is transformed into a completely different product class.
Apple Event- November 10, 2020
Apple announced the M1 Chip at the Apple Event on November 10, 2020, explaining how before the M1, Mac needed multiple chips to deliver its features, including the processor, I/O, security, and memory.
With M1, these technologies are combined into a single system on a chip (SoC), delivering a new integration level for more simplicity, more efficiency, and amazing performance. And with tiny transistors measured at an atomic scale, M1 is remarkably complex, packing the largest number of transistors we’ve ever put into a single chip.
It’s also the first personal computer chip built using industry‑leading 5‑nanometre process technology.
Some additional highlighted qualities of the M1 include:
- Unified Memory: shared across the entire system. Unifies its high‑bandwidth, low‑latency memory into a single pool within a custom package—results in increased app quality, unifying power, and efficiency.
- Massive CPU performance: using a fraction of the power. The 8-core CPU is the highest performance CPU yet from Apple. It preserves a better battery life.
- World's Fastest Integrated Graphics in Personal Computer: this one speaks for itself!
- Next Generation of Machine Learning: with a 16-core design, the neural engine can deliver 11 trillion operations per second.
- Serious High Performance, Ridiculous Battery Life: with advanced power management that allocates tasks between the M1 performance and efficiency cores.
- An OS made for M1: macOS Big Sur is engineered to take full advantage of the capability and power of the M1 chip, making everything you love about macOS faster, better, and more secure.
M1 Brings More Apps to Mac Than Ever
macOS Big Sur is packed with technologies that allow you to run a greater range of apps than ever before, the biggest collection ever for Mac. More importantly, as developers continue to build new apps for M1, that collection will only grow, too.
Apple's list of apps best optimized for the M1 for creating include:
- Pixelmator Pro: Pro image editing for everyone
- Affinity Publisher: Pro desktop publishing
- djay- DJ App & AI Mixer: Mix music & remix songs
- Vectornator: Design Software: Illustrations & UI design
For staying productive, the list includes:
- Fantastical: Calendar & Tasks
- Things 3: Organizational app
- MindNode-Mind Map: For mind mapping and brainstorming
- Agenda: Date focused note-taking
For developing, these apps are some of the best:
- BBEdit: Legendary code and text editor
- Transmit 5: Fast and easy file transfers
- Xcode: Developer tools
- Universe: Website builder
Lastly, for essential apps and tools, these are amongst the highly recommended:
- Twitter: Chat about what's happening
- MacFamilyTree 9: The best in genealogy
- Night Sky: A guide to the sky above
- Deliveries: Track your packages
Visit Apple's website for a more detailed and expansive list.
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The brand-new 13-inch MacBook Pro uses Apple's best-ever chip on its most advanced MacBook model. Designed for speed, power, and excellence, the 13-inch MacBook Pro improves all the features that make the MacBook Pro one of the most popular and capable laptops out there. The M1 chip, macOS Big Sur, and a host of upgrades make this MacBook truly a Pro.
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