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Logitech’s Options+ software adds full native M1 Mac support

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With the new update, Logitech peripherals like the MX Master 3 mouse should work more smoothly.
With the new update, Logitech peripherals like the MX Master 3 mouse should work more smoothly.
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In what will surely be welcome news for folks who like to use the company’s peripherals with their Macs, Logitech said it’s rolling out full native M1 support in the latest beta version of its Logi Options+ software.

If you use Logitech products, you may think of it as Logi Options. Logi Options+ replaces that software and features some enhancements in addition to the native support for Silicon Macs.

Logitech’s Option+ software adds native M1 support

Like Logi Options, the updated Logi Options+ app lets users manage or customize their Logitech peripherals. For instance, you can map custom commands to your mouse’s buttons or assign tasks to your keyboard’s keys.

According to the beta release notes, Logi Options+ Version 0.90 adds support to the M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max chips. You can find the update, released on Feb. 12, on Logitech’s Logi Options+ beta page.

Why does it matter? The native Apple Silicon support should improve performance and battery life, making for a smoother user experience than one gets running Logi Options+ via Rosetta 2.

Logitech said the new app, upon official release, will be easier to use and will include new features compared to Logi Options.

The new app supports numerous popular Logitech devices and their variants, including the MX Master 3 mouse, the MX Keys keyboard and other Logitech-branded accessories.

You can either download and try the beta version or wait for the official release after beta testing is complete.

Price: free

Where to download: Logitech