Apps included on your Mac
Your Mac comes with a wide range of apps already installed, so you can have fun, work, connect with friends, get organised, buy things and more. To open apps, click their icons in the Dock or click the Launchpad icon in the Dock, then use Launchpad to open apps.
Tip: Every app that comes with your Mac includes help so you can become a pro using it. To learn how to use an app, open the app, then choose Help in the menu bar. Or click a link below in the Description column to open the user guide for an app.
Note: Not all apps, services, features or content are available in all countries or regions. See the Apple Support article Availability of Apple Media Services.
Find, buy, install, update and review apps for Mac. See the App Store User Guide.
Automate tasks without complicated programming or scripting languages. See the Automator User Guide.
Get and read classics and bestsellers, listen to audiobooks or study textbooks. See the Books User Guide.
Perform basic, advanced or programmer calculations. See the Calculator User Guide.
Track meetings, events and appointments in one place. See the Calendar User Guide.
Play chess with your Mac or another player. See the Chess User Guide.
Store the phone numbers, addresses, birthdays and more of people in your life. See the Contacts User Guide.
Look up words in dictionaries and other sources. See the Dictionary User Guide.
Make video and audio calls. See the FaceTime User Guide.
See the location of your friends and devices. See the Find My User Guide.
Install, manage and preview fonts. See the Font Book User Guide.
(If GarageBand isn’t installed on your Mac, download it from the App Store.)
A fully equipped music creation studio right inside your Mac. See the GarageBand User Guide.
Control and automate HomeKit-enabled accessories. See the Home User Guide.
(If iMovie isn’t installed on your Mac, download it from the App Store.)
Browse video clips, share favourite moments, and create trailers and movies. See the iMovie User Guide.
(If Keynote isn’t installed on your Mac, download it from the App Store.)
Create presentations with images, media, charts, animations and more. See the Keynote User Guide.
Manage all your emails in one place. See the Mail User Guide.
Get directions, traffic conditions and public transport details. See the Maps User Guide.
Send text and audio messages. See the Messages User Guide.
Listen to your music library and discover new artists. See the Music User Guide.
Stay informed with news from leading sources, curated by editors and personalised for you. See the News User Guide.
Jot down a quick thought — add a photo, video, URL or table — for later. See the Notes User Guide.
(If Numbers isn’t installed on your Mac, download it from the App Store.)
Create spreadsheets with formulas, functions, interactive charts and more. See the Numbers User Guide.
(If Pages isn’t installed on your Mac, download it from the App Store.)
Create documents with formatted text, images, media, tables and more. See the Pages User Guide.
Take fun photos or record videos. See the Photo Booth User Guide.
Import, view and organise your photos and videos. See the Photos User Guide.
Discover and subscribe to audio stories that entertain, inform and inspire. See the Podcasts User Guide.
View and edit PDFs and images, import images and take pictures of the screen. See the Preview User Guide.
Create lists for to-dos, projects, groceries, and anything else you need to track. See the Reminders User Guide.
Browse and shop the web securely. See the Safari User Guide.
Keep notes, lists and pictures on the desktop. See the Stickies User Guide.
Get market news and watch your favourite stocks and exchanges. See the Stocks User Guide.
Create and edit plain text, rich text, HTML and other document types. See the TextEdit User Guide.
Watch your favourite programmes and films, and discover new ones. See the TV User Guide.
Record, play, edit and share audio recordings. See the Voice Memos User Guide.
Get details about the processor, apps, disks, memory and network activity on your Mac. See the Activity Monitor User Guide.
Set up and manage a Wi-Fi network and AirPort Base Station. See the Airport Utility User Guide.
Audio MIDI Setup
Set up audio and MIDI devices connected to your Mac. See the Audio MIDI Setup User Guide.
Bluetooth File Exchange
Make short-range wireless connections between devices. See Use Bluetooth devices with Mac.
Boot Camp Assistant
Use Windows on your Intel-based Mac. See the Boot Camp Assistant User Guide.
Adjust the colour profiles on your Mac. See the ColorSync Utility User Guide.
View log messages to find details about problems with your Mac. See the Console User Guide.
Digital Colour Meter
Find the colour value of any colour on the display. See the Digital Colour Meter User Guide.
Manage disks, disk images and RAID sets. See the Disk Utility User Guide.
Play DVDs or DVD movie files. See the DVD Player User Guide.
Visualise and analyse implicit and explicit equations. See the Grapher User Guide.
Transfer and scan images, or take a picture. See the Image Capture User Guide.
Store passwords and account information. See the Keychain Access User Guide.
Transfer your information from a Mac, PC, or disk. See Transfer your information to Mac from another computer or device.
Play video or audio files. See the QuickTime Player User Guide.
Capture pictures or recordings of the screen on your Mac. See Take screenshots or screen recordings.
Create powerful scripts, tools and even apps. See the Script Editor User Guide.
Get details about your Mac, check its warranty, and see how to free up space. See the System Information User Guide.
Access the complete UNIX operating system in macOS. See the Terminal User Guide.
Customise VoiceOver, the screen reader built into macOS. See the VoiceOver User Guide.
You can change the look of the menu bar, desktop picture, Dock and built-in apps by choosing a light or dark appearance in System Preferences.
During downtime, or if you reach the time limit set for apps in Screen Time preferences, app icons are dimmed and an hourglass icon is shown. See Schedule downtime in Screen Time.