OS X Yosemite: Apps included with your Mac

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Apps included with your Mac

Your Mac comes with a lot of fun and useful apps already installed. You can open some of these apps from the Dock. To see and open all of the apps, click the Launchpad icon.

Launchpad icon in Dock

Popular apps

By default, these apps aren’t in any folders in Launchpad. For more information about Launchpad, see Use Launchpad to view and open apps.

You can also see and open these apps in the Applications folder in the Finder.

Safari icon


Everything you expect in a web browser, plus an offline Reading List, Shared Links from your social connections, password and credit card autofill, and much more.

Open Safari Help for me

Mail icon


Send, receive, and manage email using your favorite Internet accounts, such as iCloud, Google, Yahoo!, and Exchange, directly in Mail.

Open Mail Help for me

Contacts icon


Store information—phone numbers, addresses, birthdays, and more—for your friends, family, and coworkers.

Open Contacts Help for me

Calendar icon


Keep track of all your meetings, events, and appointments in one place.

Open Calendar Help for me

Reminders icon


Create separate lists for to-dos, projects, groceries, and anything else you want to keep track of.

Open Reminders Help for me

Notes icon


Jot down things to remember, or keep photos and files handy.

Open Notes Help for me

Maps icon


Get directions to or from a location—including current traffic conditions—and quickly send the directions to your iOS device.

Open Maps Help for me

Messages icon


Stay in touch with your friends by sending messages with text, images, and other files.

Open Messages Help for me

FaceTime icon


Make video and audio calls to your family and friends, whether they’re using iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or a Mac.

Open FaceTime Help for me

Photo Booth icon

Photo Booth

Take fun photos or record videos using your computer’s built-in camera or an external video camera connected to your Mac.

Open Photo Booth Help for me

Safari icon


When you update to OS X v10.10.3, the all-new Photos app is installed automatically. It was engineered from the ground up for the way you take and organize photos today.

Open Photos Help for me

Game Center icon

Game Center

Discover new games for your Mac and iOS devices, see what games your friends are playing, and challenge friends to games.

Open Game Center Help for me

iTunes icon


Organize and play your music and videos; find music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and more; and set up your iPad, iPhone, or iPod.

Open iTunes Help for me

iBooks icon


Discover bestsellers, interact with your textbooks, find a new favorite book, or reread an old favorite.

Open iBooks Help for me

App Store icon

App Store

Find, buy, install, update, and review Mac apps.

Open App Store Help for me

Preview icon


View and edit PDFs and images, import images from a camera, and take pictures of your screen.

Open Preview Help for me

Dictionary icon


Quickly look up words in dictionaries, thesauruses, and other sources while working in apps or while browsing webpages.

Open Dictionary Help for me

Calculator icon


Perform basic, advanced, or programmer calculations.

Open Calculator Help for me

iPhoto icon


When you update to OS X v10.10.3, the all-new Photos app is installed automatically. 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

Open iPhoto Help for me

iMovie icon


Import, edit, and share your home movies.

Open iMovie Help for me

GarageBand icon


A complete music studio on your Mac, so you can make your own music to share with the world.

Open GarageBand Help for me

Keynote icon


Create beautiful presentations with images, media, charts, animations, and more.

Open Keynote Help for me

Numbers icon


Create beautiful and compelling spreadsheets with formulas, functions, charts, and more.

Open Numbers Help for me

Pages icon


Create beautiful documents with formatted text, images, media, tables, and more.

Open Pages Help for me

All other apps

By default, these apps appear in the Other folder in Launchpad. They also appear in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder in the Finder.

Activity Monitor icon

Activity Monitor

Displays information about the processor, apps, disks, memory, and network activity on your Mac.

Open Activity Monitor Help for me

AirPort Utility icon

AirPort Utility

Set up and manage a Wi-Fi network and AirPort Base Station.

Open AirPort Utility Help for me

Audio MIDI Setup icon

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.

Open Audio MIDI Setup Help for me

Automator icon


Create powerful automations without the need of complicated programming or scripting languages.

Open Automator Help for me

Boot Camp Assistant icon

Boot Camp Assistant

Use Windows on your Mac.

Open Boot Camp Help for me

Bluetooth File Exchange icon

Bluetooth File Exchange

Make short-range wireless connections between devices, eliminating the need for many cables.

Open Bluetooth Help for me

Chess icon


Play chess with your Mac.

Open Chess Help for me

ColorSync Utility icon

ColorSync Utility

Adjust your computer’s color profiles.

Open ColorSync Utility Help for me

Console icon


View log messages in Console, where you may find details about a problem that occurs with your Mac.

Open Console Help for me

Digital Color Meter icon

Digital Color Meter

Find the color value of any color on your display.

Open Digital Color Meter Help for me

Disk Utility icon

Disk Utility

Manage disks, disk images, and RAID sets.

Open Disk Utility Help for me

DVD Player icon

DVD Player

Play DVDs or DVD movie files on your Mac.

Open DVD Player Help for me

Font Book icon

Font Book

Install, manage, and preview fonts.

Open Font Book Help for me

Grab icon


Take pictures, or screenshots, of all or part of your screen.

Open Grab Help for me

Grapher icon


Visualize and analyze implicit and explicit equations.

Open Grapher Help for me

Image Capture icon

Image Capture

Transfer and scan images, or take a picture.

Open Image Capture Help for me

Ink icon


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.

Keychain Access icon

Keychain Access

Store your passwords and account information and reduce the number of passwords you have to remember and manage.

Open Keychain Access Help for me

Migration Assistant icon

Migration Assistant

Transfer your information from a Mac, PC, or disk.

Open Migration Assistant Help for me

QuickTime Player icon

QuickTime Player

Play video or audio files.

Open QuickTime Player Help for me

Script Editor icon

Script Editor

Create powerful scripts, tools, and even apps.

Open Script Editor Help for me

Stickies icon


Keep notes, lists, and pictures in sticky notes on your desktop.

Open Stickies Help for me

System Information icon

System Information

Get details about the hardware, network, and software specifications for your Mac.

Open System Information Help for me

Terminal icon


Your access point to the complete UNIX operating system in OS X.

Open Terminal Help for me

TextEdit icon


Create and edit plain text, rich text, HTML, and other kinds of documents.

Open TextEdit Help for me

VoiceOver Utility icon

VoiceOver Utility

Customize VoiceOver, the full-featured screen reader built into OS X.

Open VoiceOver Help for me

To buy or download more apps, visit the Mac App Store.

Published Date: Sep 14, 2017