“Your system has run out of application memory”

Hello. I got a 16” M1 MBP (16 GB) a few months ago and thrice since then I’ve had the “Your system has run out of application memory” pop up.

Well, it just happened again a few minutes ago and I noticed that all the apps in the list of options for me to force quit were below 500MB … except DevonThink Pro, which was at 6GB.

I don’t know if DTP was to blame for the warning—and various glitching behavior going on in Chrome. Could it have been a memory leak in another app? Or data flow from two Zoom meetings?

I’m wondering if DTP might have been the cause of the problem and message, since its memory usage was so much larger than the rest.

Has anyone else seen this warning on an M1?

I’ve never seen such a warning on an M1 Mac with 16GB RAM.

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