Apps included on your Mac
Your Mac comes with a lot of fun and useful apps already installed. You can open some of these apps by clicking their icons in the Dock. Or you can click the Launchpad icon in the Dock to use Launchpad to see and open all of these apps.
These apps are also available in the Applications folder in the Finder.
Everything you expect in a web browser, plus an offline Reading List, Pinned Sites, Apple Pay, Picture in Picture, and more.
Send, receive, and manage email using your favorite Internet accounts, such as iCloud, Google, Yahoo!, and Exchange, directly in Mail.
Store information—phone numbers, addresses, birthdays, and more—for your friends, family, and coworkers.
Keep track of all your meetings, events, and appointments in one place.
Create separate lists for to-dos, projects, groceries, and anything else you want to keep track of.
Jot down a quick thought—add a photo, video, or URL—to keep track of for later.
Get directions to or from a location—including current traffic conditions and built-in public transportation maps and schedules—and send it to your iOS device to use on the go.
Stay in touch with your friends by sending messages with text, images, and other files.
Make video and audio calls to your family and friends, whether they’re using iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or a Mac.
Take fun photos or record videos using your computer’s built-in camera or an external video camera connected to your Mac.
Import, view, and organize your photos and videos, and create projects and prints from them. With iCloud Photo Library, photos and video in the photo library on your Mac are stored in iCloud, so you can access them from your other devices.
Organize and play your music and videos; find music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and more; listen to iTunes Radio; stream or download songs from Apple Music; and set up your iPad, iPhone, or iPod.
Read a classic, keep up with the latest bestsellers, and study textbooks with iBooks for Mac.
Find, buy, install, update, and review Mac apps.
View and edit PDFs and images, import images from a camera, and take pictures of your screen.
Quickly look up words in dictionaries, thesauruses, and other sources while working in apps or while browsing webpages.
Perform basic, advanced, or programmer calculations.
Browse your video clips, share your favorite moments, and create stunning trailers and movies. You can even start editing on iPhone or iPad, and finish on your Mac. iMovie comes on every new Mac.
A complete music studio on your Mac—a sound library with software instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and virtual session drummers—so you can create and share your hits worldwide. GarageBand comes on every new Mac.
Create stunning presentations with images, media, charts, animations, and more. Work seamlessly between your Mac and iOS devices, and effortlessly with people who use Microsoft PowerPoint.
Create compelling spreadsheets with formulas, functions, interactive charts, and more. Work seamlessly between your Mac and iOS devices, and effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Excel.
Create beautiful documents with formatted text, images, media, tables, and more. Work seamlessly between your Mac and iOS devices, and effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Word.
By default, these apps appear in the Other folder in Launchpad. You can also find and open them in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder in the Finder.
Get information about the processor, apps, disks, memory, and network activity on your Mac.
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, select audio channel input and output devices, configure output speakers, and more.
Create powerful automations without the need of complicated programming or scripting languages.
Boot Camp Assistant
Use Windows on your Mac.
Bluetooth File Exchange
Make short-range wireless connections between devices, eliminating the need for many cables.
Play chess with your Mac.
Adjust your computer’s color profiles.
View log messages in Console, where you may find details about a problem that occurs with your Mac.
Digital Color Meter
Find the color value of any color on your display.
Manage disks, disk images, and RAID sets.
Play DVDs or DVD movie files on your Mac.
Install, manage, and preview fonts.
Take pictures, or screenshots, of all or part of your screen.
Visualize and analyze implicit and explicit equations.
Transfer and scan images, or take a picture.
Add sketches and handwritten text wherever you can enter text, such as in a document. When you connect a graphics tablet to your Mac, Ink preferences appear in System Preferences.
Store your passwords and account information and reduce the number of passwords you have to remember and manage.
Transfer your information from a Mac, PC, or disk.
Play video or audio files.
Create powerful scripts, tools, and even apps.
Keep notes, lists, and pictures in sticky notes on your desktop.
Get details about the hardware, network, and software specifications for your Mac.
Access the complete UNIX operating system in macOS.
Create and edit plain text, rich text, HTML, and other kinds of documents.
Customize VoiceOver, the full-featured screen reader built into macOS.
To buy or download more apps, visit the App Store.
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 work with your photos. For more information, see Switch to Photos from iPhoto.
If you use apps at night, you may be able to use Night Shift to make the colors on the screen warmer.