Apple M1 chip support

Apple M1 chip support

In version 97, Abstract began supporting machines that use Apple’s M1 chip. 

Users with this CPU configuration that are running a version previous to the 97 release, may run into the following error:

"The extension “Abstract” is not compatible with your computer’s CPU architecture. Please contact the extension's developer directly for assistance."


We advise updating to the latest version of Abstract, but if you are not able to update at this time, you can use the following steps to get working again:

  1. Quit Sketch and Abstract.
  2. Navigate to your Applications folder.
  3. Right click on Sketch and choose Get Info.
  4. A modal will open. Choose Open using Rosetta.


Apple has also provided these instructions for opening unsupported plugins using Rosetta.