List of Macintosh software

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

Chat (text, voice, video)

Adium on Mac OS X

Children's software

Developer tools and IDEs


Email clients

Other email software

FTP clients


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

Graphics, layout, and desktop publishing

CAD, 3D graphics

Distributed document authoring

Icon editors, viewers

File conversion and management

  • 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

Raster and vector graphics

Integrated software technologies

Language and reference tools

Mathematics software

Media center

Multimedia authoring

Networking and telecommunications

News aggregators

  • 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

Operating systems

  • 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

Peer-to-peer file sharing


Text editors


Support for non-Macintosh software


Web browsers

Web design and content management

Weblog clients

See also


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