Mac Mini with the M1 chip

I am thinking of getting the new Mac Mini with the M1 chip. Will Quicken run on the M1 chip or does it require the intel chip?

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  • John_in_NC
    John_in_NC SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited February 2021 Answer ✓
    Pretty much all software will run on M1 chips, but Quicken for Mac has already been optimized to run natively (i.e., faster) on M1. 

    You can run it on any Mac you have (Intel or Apple Silicon)-the program has optimized code for both within.
  • John_in_NC
    John_in_NC SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Answer ✓
    Quicken does not run natively with M1. It is still intel based. It may work with Rosetta however. You can check by going to find | applications | select Quicken | get info. It will tell you what kind it is. If it says (universal) it is designed to work natively with M1. If it says (Intel) you need Rosetta to translate it.
    The latest versions will run natively on Apple Silicon (M1) Macs. A special beta test was run just to check out that version, and people were noting the performance increases. That version was released to the public a few months ago.

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  • John_in_NC
    John_in_NC SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited February 2021 Answer ✓
    Pretty much all software will run on M1 chips, but Quicken for Mac has already been optimized to run natively (i.e., faster) on M1. 

    You can run it on any Mac you have (Intel or Apple Silicon)-the program has optimized code for both within.
  • jsberro
    jsberro Member
    Thank you
  • carrilloea
    carrilloea Member
    Quicken does not run natively with M1. It is still intel based. It may work with Rosetta however. You can check by going to find | applications | select Quicken | get info. It will tell you what kind it is. If it says (universal) it is designed to work natively with M1. If it says (Intel) you need Rosetta to translate it.
  • John_in_NC
    John_in_NC SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Answer ✓
    Quicken does not run natively with M1. It is still intel based. It may work with Rosetta however. You can check by going to find | applications | select Quicken | get info. It will tell you what kind it is. If it says (universal) it is designed to work natively with M1. If it says (Intel) you need Rosetta to translate it.
    The latest versions will run natively on Apple Silicon (M1) Macs. A special beta test was run just to check out that version, and people were noting the performance increases. That version was released to the public a few months ago.

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