I had this crazy dream where I thought I’d be able to keep track of which software was Universal (native for Intel Macs) and which was not. Boy, was I wrong. What’s made it especially difficult is that lots of tiny developers have been making rapid progress on Intel-native Mac releases, often without releasing press releases, while the bigger developers we’ve been waiting on (Native Instruments, for one) have lagged. That’s not surprising, really; bigger developers have much more code to deal with. But fortunately, we don’t have to keep track of this in our heads, thanks to Apple.
You can type the name of the software you want in the top search form on that page. I tried to figure out a way to get the Music & Audio listing to sort by Universal, but no luck. (Let me know if you do better.) Even without doing that, our friends Ableton and Audio Damage pop right to the top with their Intel-native software, thanks to having names that begin with “A.”
Which software are you most eager to see on Intel Macs? For me, it’s almost enough having Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro, and Reason . . . but if I could just get Reaktor or Max/MSP/Jitter, I might make the jump. Which software is on your list? (Or have you made the switch already?)