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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 authoringEdit

Chat (text, voice, video)Edit

Adium on Mac OS X

Children's softwareEdit

Developer tools and IDEsEdit


Email clientsEdit

Other email softwareEdit

FTP clientsEdit


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

Graphics, layout, and desktop publishingEdit

CAD, 3D graphicsEdit

Distributed document authoringEdit

Icon editors, viewersEdit

File conversion and managementEdit

  • 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 publishingEdit

Raster and vector graphicsEdit

Integrated software technologiesEdit

Language and reference toolsEdit

Mathematics softwareEdit

Media centerEdit

Multimedia authoringEdit

Networking and telecommunicationsEdit

News aggregatorsEdit

  • 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 productivityEdit

Operating systemsEdit

  • 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-mappingEdit

Peer-to-peer file sharingEdit


Text editorsEdit


Support for non-Macintosh softwareEdit


Web browsersEdit

Web design and content managementEdit

Weblog clientsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "AIM has been discontinued as of December 15, 2017". Retrieved 2018-01-17.