Indesign M1

Adobe is actively working to build apps that run natively on Apple computers using the Apple Silicon M1 chip. Many of our existing apps can run on M1 devices using Apple's Rosetta 2 technology.

The timeframe will depend on the availability of the native M1 versions of the corresponding host applications and development tools. Adobe New: Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, and Audition for Apple M1 Systems. New builds with M1 support are available as of Monday, 21 December 2020. The Apple M1 chip promises massive performance gains over prior Intel chips. In the case of the M1-powered MacBook Air, Apple promises up to 3.5 times faster CPU performance and up to 5 times faster graphics. The MacBook Air also ditches a fan, offering a 'silent design.'

Lightroom and Photoshop run natively on Apple M1 computers. We are testing and optimizing other apps for these new devices.

When will Adobe release apps that run natively on computers with the M1 chip?

Lightroom and Photoshop run natively on Apple M1 computers. We are working to ensure that our other apps run natively on these computers, but don't have release dates for all our apps yet.

We will update this document when more details are available.

You can install the following apps on computers powered by the Apple M1 chip. They run using Rosetta 2 technology. The apps may initially take longer to open while Rosetta 2 translates them for use in your M1 computer.

Acrobat Pro (known issues)

After Effects


Adobe Audition

Adobe Bridge (known issues)

Character Animator


Illustrator (known issues)


InDesign (known issues)

Lightroom Classic (known issues)

Adobe Media Encoder

Photoshop* (known issues)

Premiere Pro

Premiere Rush

Adobe XD (known issues)

* With the March 2021 release, Photoshop runs natively on M1 computers.

You can download these apps on your M1 device directly from The Creative Cloud desktop app automatically installs with your app.

Indesign Mac

Does Adobe support apps running using Rosetta 2?

We provide support for the apps listed above. We haven't certified other Adobe apps yet and don't support their use on M1 devices.

For best results, run all other Adobe apps only on operating systems and hardware platforms noted in the system requirements.

Can I install plug-ins for Creative Cloud apps on Apple M1 computers?

Yes, you can install plug-ins or extensions on Apple M1 computers from the Marketplace tab in the Creative Cloud desktop app.

To install the beta versions, you must first install the latest version of the Creative Cloud desktop app.

Will Adobe continue to support Apple devices with Intel processors?

Yes. We have no plans to stop support for Apple devices with Intel processors.

How do I know whether my Apple computer uses an M1 or Intel chip

Select Apple menu () > About This Mac. The name of the chip in your computer is displayed next to Chip.

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Learn about compatibility between InDesign, Apple silicon, and Big Sur (macOS 11).
  • InDesign 16.0 and above versions are compatible with Big Sur (macOS 11).
  • InDesign 15.X and earlier versions have not been tested for compatibility with Big Sur (macOS 11).

The following known issue is specific to Big Sur.

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Important! Until this issue has been resolved, you may want to remain on your current macOS version or test in a non-production partition to ensure that your software or hardware is compatible.

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IssueIssue description
Change in appearance of the title bar in all dialogs.

In medium dark theme mode, InDesign displays black colored text on white background in the titles of all dialogs.

The InDesign engineering team is investigating a fix for this issue.

We are working to ensure that our apps are natively compatible with Apple silicon devices, but do not have a release date yet. Apple silicon devices ship with Rosetta 2, an emulator that enables ARM Macs to run Intel-based apps. InDesign will work on Rosetta 2 until they are available natively.

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There are no known issues specific to running InDesign under Rosetta 2 emulation mode on Apple devices with M1 processors running BigSur (macOS 11).