List of Macintosh software

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The following is a list of Macintosh software—notable computer applications for current macOS systems. For software designed for the classic Mac OS, see List of old Macintosh software.


CD and DVD authoring[edit]

Chat (text, voice, video)[edit]

Adium on Mac OS X

Children's software[edit]

Developer tools and IDEs[edit]


Email clients[edit]

Other email software[edit]

FTP clients[edit]


  • Steam – digital distribution software for video games and related media

Graphics, layout, and desktop publishing[edit]

CAD, 3D graphics[edit]

Distributed document authoring[edit]

Icon editors, viewers[edit]

File conversion and management[edit]

  • Adobe Bridge — digital asset management app
  • BibDesk — free bibliographic database app that organizes linked files
  • Font Book – font management tool
  • GraphicConverter – graphics editor, open/converts a wide range of file formats
  • iPhoto – photo management application

Layout and desktop publishing[edit]

Raster and vector graphics[edit]

Integrated software technologies[edit]

Language and reference tools[edit]

Mathematics software[edit]

Media center[edit]

Multimedia authoring[edit]

Networking and telecommunications[edit]

News aggregators[edit]

  • Feedly – news aggregator, and news aggregator reading application
  • NetNewsWire – news aggregator reading application
  • NewsFire – news aggregator reading application
  • RSSOwl – news aggregator reading application
  • Safari (web browser) - news aggregation via built-in RSS support
  • Apple Mail – news aggregation via (discontinued) built-in RSS support

Office and productivity[edit]

Operating systems[edit]

  • Darwin – the BSD-licensed core of macOS
  • macOS – originally named "Mac OS X" until 2012 and then "OS X" until 2016
  • macOS Server – the server computing variant of macOS

Outliners and mind-mapping[edit]

Peer-to-peer file sharing[edit]


Text editors[edit]


Support for non-Macintosh software[edit]


Web browsers[edit]

Web design and content management[edit]

Weblog clients[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AIM has been discontinued as of December 15, 2017". Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved 2018-01-17.