Auto-activation plug-ins for Extensis font managers are fully compatible with Apple’s M1 systems.
The Extensis Font Panel for Adobe Photoshop does not run natively on Apple M1 systems.
The rest of this article details using Apple’s Rosetta technology to use the Font Panel and auto-activation plug-in with Photoshop.
If you want to use Photoshop with the Font Panel, you need to start Photoshop using Rosetta. (This means that your Mac will run Photoshop and its plug-ins by translating the Intel code to run on the M1 processor.) To do this:
Quit Photoshop and your Extensis font manager.
In the Finder, select the Photoshop icon and choose File > Get Info.
In the Info window, select Open using Rosetta.
Close the Info window.
If you are prompted to install Rosetta, click Install, then start Photoshop again.
For more on installing Rosetta, see this Apple article.
Start your font manager and ensure that the Photoshop plug-in is installed and active.
See the section on plug-in preferences in the application’s Help for details.