Big Sur, Apple Silicon Mac Support

John's Avatar


07 Nov, 2020 08:28 PM

Hi, folks! We've been quiet here lately, so I wanted to update everyone on our plans for Big Sur and Apple Silicon Macs.

We're hoping to release VoodooPad 5.4 later this month. VoodooPad 5.4 adds Apple Silicon Mac support and improves Big Sur support. VoodooPad 5.3, the current VoodooPad release, will work on Apple Silicon Macs, although it will run under Rosetta 2.

We're also hoping to release VoodooPad 6 Preview 3 next month. Preview 3 also adds Apple Silicon Mac support and fixes several issues users have identified with Preview 2.

Let me know if you have any questions about either upcoming release!

  1. 1 Posted by Debora on 15 Nov, 2020 04:19 PM

    Debora's Avatar

    Does the 4.3.6 or the 5.3.0 versions work on the 64bit systems?

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by John on 01 Dec, 2020 06:26 PM

    John's Avatar

    VoodooPad 5 works on versions of macOS that only support 64-bit applications (i.e., macOS 11 and macOS 10.15). VoodooPad 4 only works on macOS 10.14 and earlier.

  3. 3 Posted by buysj on 04 Dec, 2020 04:25 PM

    buysj's Avatar

    So good to see VoodooPad getting the love it deserves.

  4. 4 Posted by Jared on 07 Dec, 2020 02:02 AM

    Jared's Avatar

    I'm running the last version of Geekbench that was made for PowerPC Macs. I'd like to see an M1-native version of Geekbench for the NEW, true Macs (not those PC's posing as Macs sold for the last 15 year). Is one going to be released soon?

  5. 5 Posted by Matt on 02 Apr, 2021 12:30 AM

    Matt's Avatar

    Does it look like there will still be a 5.4 release before version 6?

  6. 6 Posted by dlh2109 on 15 Apr, 2021 09:47 PM

    dlh2109's Avatar

    I'm new to VoodooPad. What's the status of the VoodooPad 6 release? In November 2020, VoodooPad 6 Preview 3 was going to be released in a month. Has that happened? As a newcomer, I'm curious what the release plans and timeline look like. Thanks in advance.

  7. 7 Posted by tph on 19 Apr, 2021 09:44 PM

    tph's Avatar

    Where do we go for VP support? I tried posting here but got no replies.

  8. 8 Posted by dlh2109 on 21 Apr, 2021 08:24 PM

    dlh2109's Avatar

    I haven't received any responses either. I'm afraid this support forum is dead. Sadly, this doesn't bode well for the future VoodooPad.

Reply to this discussion

Internal reply

Formatting help / Preview (switch to plain text) No formatting (switch to Markdown)

Attaching KB article:


Attached Files

You can attach files up to 10MB

If you don't have an account yet, we need to confirm you're human and not a machine trying to post spam.

Keyboard shortcuts


? Show this help
ESC Blurs the current field

Comment Form

r Focus the comment reply box
^ + ↩ Submit the comment

You can use Command ⌘ instead of Control ^ on Mac