Quickly view the architecture of a running application on an Apple Silicon Mac
Silicon Info is a tiny menu bar utility that allows you to quickly determine if an application is running natively on an ARM processor or translated through Rosetta 2
• Simply open Silicon Info and click on the CPU icon in the menu bar to determine an application's architecture
• The menu bar icon itself will indicate if the current application is running natively on Apple Silicon with an additional indicator dot.
Silicon Info provides an elegant way to view the architecture of your application without sifting through Finder menus or searching through the Activity Monitor
As seen on 9to5 Mac:
- Adds a subtle indicator dot to the menu bar icon to show if an application is running native ARM
Ratings and Reviews
Great Helper App for Apple Silicon Macs
I love being able to see quickly when an app is running through Rosetta x86 emulation. Someone on Reddit also recommended using Bartender to show the icon only when it's detected an Intel app, which you can do by adding a "Show for updates" entry for this app based on the icon (since the icon changes when it detects the foreground app is x86).
Good things DO come in small packages
After getting my new M1 Mac, the transisition to M1 apps or Rosetta 2 emulation or Universal Binaries was difficult to tell what was what. There is a long process to determine, but wished there was a fast, visual way to tell.
So glad I learned of this tiny app ! Makes life so much easier. Thank You!
I've had this app since day one of owning my M1. It has really helped me quickly determine if an app is Native or Intel without the need to open Activity Monitor. Even better is the fact that the dev provides this for free and doesn't harvest any data. True hero.
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- William Castelli
- 364 KB
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later.
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