When working in Indesign (v16.0.1), my new Macbook Air (OSX v11.0.1) with M1 chip constantly crashes. 3 times within one hour. Mostly when exporting to PDF.
Sorry to hear about your experience. Adobe is actively working to build apps that run natively on Apple computers using the Apple Silicon M1 chip. Many of our existing apps can run on M1 devices using Apple's Rosetta 2 technology. Please stay tuned on this help article for more updates.
Additionally, please try following suggestions given on this community post to improve the performance of the app. Let us know if it helps.
I'm not sure what they have to do with one another, but I find my InDesign hangs and crashes (often requiring or resulting in a reboot) when I have Apple Music running. When I'm not listening to music, InDesign is much more stable.
Sorry about the inconvenience caused. The first Beta release of InDesign for Apple silicon M1 is now available to download. Please try installing by following the instructions on this page and share your observations with us.