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 organized, 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.
App Store. Find, buy, install, update, and review apps for Mac.
Automator. Automate tasks without complicated programming or scripting languages.
Books. Get and read classics, bestsellers, or audiobooks, or study textbooks.
Calculator. Perform basic, advanced, or programmer calculations.
Calendar. Track meetings, events, and appointments in one place.
Chess. Play chess with your Mac or another player.
Contacts. Store the phone numbers, addresses, birthdays, and more of people in your life.
Dictionary. Look up words in dictionaries and other sources.
FaceTime. Make video and audio calls.
Font Book. Install, manage, and preview fonts.
GarageBand. A fully equipped music creation studio right inside your Mac.
Home. Control and automate HomeKit-enabled accessories.
iMovie. Browse video clips, share favorite moments, and create trailers and movies.
iTunes. Get and play music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and more.
Keynote. Create presentations with images, media, charts, animations, and more.
Mail. Manage all your emails in one place.
Maps. Get directions, traffic conditions, and public transport details.
Messages. Send text and audio messages.
News. Stay informed with news from leading sources, curated by editors and personalized for you.
Notes. Jot down a quick thought—add a photo, video, URL, or table—for later.
Numbers. Create spreadsheets with formulas, functions, interactive charts, and more.
Pages. Create documents with formatted text, images, media, tables, and more.
Photo Booth. Take fun photos or record videos.
Photos. Import, view, and organize your photos and videos.
Preview. View and edit PDFs and images, import images, and take pictures of the screen.
Reminders. Create lists for to-dos, projects, groceries, and anything else you need to track.
Safari. Browse and shop the web securely.
Stickies. Keep notes, lists, and pictures on the desktop.
Stocks. Get market news and watch your favorite stocks and exchanges.
TextEdit. Create and edit plain text, rich text, HTML, and other document types.
Voice Memos. Record, play, edit, and share audio recordings.
Activity Monitor. Get details about the processor, apps, disks, memory, and network activity on your Mac.
AirPort Utility. Set up and manage a Wi-Fi network and AirPort Base Station.
Audio Midi Setup. Set up audio and MIDI devices connected to your Mac.
Bluetooth File Exchange. Make short-range wireless connections between devices.
Boot Camp Assistant. Use Windows on your Mac.
ColorSync Utility. Adjust the color profiles on your Mac.
Console. View log messages to find details about problems with your Mac.
Digital Color Meter. Find the color value of any color on the display.
Disk Utility. Manage disks, disk images, and RAID sets.
DVD Player. Play DVDs or DVD movie files.
Grapher. Visualize and analyze implicit and explicit equations.
Image Capture. Transfer and scan images, or take a picture.
Ink. Sketch and handwrite text.
(Available in System Preferences when a graphics tablet is connected to your Mac).
Keychain Access. Store passwords and account information.
Migration Assistant. Transfer your information from a Mac, PC, or disk.
QuickTime Player. Play video or audio files.
Screenshot. Take screenshots or screen recordings.
Script Editor. Create powerful scripts, tools, and even apps.
System Information. Get details about your Mac, check its warranty, and see how to free up space.
Terminal. Access the complete UNIX operating system in macOS.
VoiceOver Utility. Customize VoiceOver, the screen reader built into macOS.
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.
If you previously had iPhoto on your Mac, it’s still on your Mac. However, it’s strongly recommended that you use Photos instead of iPhoto to manage your photos. See Switch to Photos from iPhoto.