Use Launchpad to view and open apps on Mac
Launchpad on your Mac is a central location where you can see and open apps that are on your Mac.
Open and close Launchpad
Find and open apps in Launchpad
Find an app: Type its name in the search field at the top of Launchpad. Or look on another page in Launchpad—swipe left or right on the trackpad or press Command-Left Arrow or Command-Right Arrow.
Open an app: Click it.
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.
Organize apps in Launchpad
Move an app on a page: Drag an app to a new location on the same page.
Move an app to another page: Drag the app to the edge of the screen, then release it when the page you want appears.
Create an app folder: Drag an app over another app. To add another app, drag it over the folder. To remove an app, drag it out of the folder.
Tip: Don’t like the name of a folder? Click the folder to open it, click its name, then type a new name.
Add apps to Launchpad
Remove apps from Launchpad
In Launchpad, click and hold an app until all the apps begin to jiggle.
Click the app’s Delete button .
If you don’t see a Delete button, the app can’t be removed from Launchpad. See Install and uninstall apps from the internet or disc on Mac.
You can drag an item from Launchpad to add it to the Dock. The app is in the Dock and in Launchpad.