One of the best things about a Mac is everything you can do with it.

Every Mac comes with a collection of great apps for things you do every day, like surfing the web, sending mail and messages, and organising your calendar. It also comes with apps for creativity and apps for productivity. Even an app for finding new apps. Your Mac is more than fully featured, it’s fully loaded.

iPhoto Where your photos live.
And come to life.

iPhoto gives you everything you need to do everything you want with your photos. Keep them organised and easy to find in lots of different ways. Use powerful yet simple editing tools to perfect each shot. Send your photos via Mail and Messages. Post them to Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Create entertaining slideshows, or share your pictures with friends and family using iCloud. You can even turn your favourite shots into gorgeous photo books, cards, calendars and prints — all without ever leaving iPhoto. Learn more

iMovie A major production.
Without the major production.

With iMovie, you have a perfect home for all your home videos. An intuitive design makes it easy to browse and lets you share your favourite moments instantly. And when you want to transform a few clips into your all‑time favourite movie or trailer, iMovie gives you the tools to share it with your closest fans or make it ready for your world premiere. Learn more

GarageBand Incredible music. In the key of easy.

Creating music on your Mac has never been easier. Or more fun. GarageBand gives you a dream collection of amps and stompboxes, an all-new Sound Library of instruments and loops — even a virtual session drummer that follows your lead. And you can release your hit single to the world in seconds. From music lessons to mastering tools, GarageBand has everything you need to make and share great music, while having a blast doing it. Learn more

Pages The latest in word processing.

From the first letter you type, you’ll realise how natural it is to make beautiful documents in Pages. Paint a picture with words. Or add a picture, shape or interactive chart. Tools for whatever you’re doing appear when you need them. When you’re ready, you can share in lots of ways with a single click. Writing has never been so effortless. Full stop.1 Learn more

Numbers Spreadsheets never brought
so much to the table.

Numbers helps you make spreadsheets more insightful — and more beautiful. Drop your data into a stunning, Apple-designed template. Or start with a blank canvas. Add in some quick calculations. Then visualise the numbers with a dramatic interactive chart. Suddenly, you see what it all means. How beautiful is that?1 Learn more

Keynote Your presentation. Totally decked out.

Start by choosing a polished Apple-designed theme. Bring in photos and videos, and tweak them with powerful graphics tools. Spotlight crucial points with animated, interactive charts. Then cue up cinematic effects and transitions. It’s all available from an intuitive interface. With Keynote, giving a spectacular presentation is astonishingly easy.1 Learn more

Safari The smartest way to surf.

Safari has all kinds of innovative features that let you enjoy more of the web. With Shared Links, it’s easy to see web pages shared by people you follow on Twitter and LinkedIn. It’s also easy for you to share pages. Just click the Share button to tweet, post to Facebook or send to a friend. In OS X Yosemite, a new streamlined toolbar puts the most important controls at your fingertips and creates more room for your web pages. There are easy ways to access your favourite sites and manage tabs. Energy‑saving technologies let you surf longer. And built‑in privacy features protect you from being tracked as you go. Learn more

Mail An inbox full of great features.

Mail is the simple, powerful way to manage email on your Mac. It’s easy to set up and works with many popular email services like iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft Exchange. Have multiple email accounts? No problem. Add your accounts to Mail and you’ll be able to access all your email from one place. Mail lets you work with all the messages in your inbox when you’re offline too. Searching is fast and powerful. Attaching files or images is as simple as dragging and dropping them. A new feature called Mail Drop lets you send large attachments — up to 5GB — without worrying about whether they’ll go through. With Markup, you can quickly annotate an attachment you receive and send it back.

Mail looks great too. It makes full use of your display with a widescreen view featuring a full-height message on the right and an inbox view that shows you snippets of messages on the left. The Conversations view groups message threads together, so it’s easy to keep track of replies.

Messages Mac keeps the conversation going.

Messages on the Mac is more than instant messaging. It comes with iMessage, so you can send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac or an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Your messages can include photos, videos, documents, audio and contacts, and you can see when your message has been delivered and when someone’s typing a reply. With end-to-end encryption, your messages stay safe and private. Messages works seamlessly with Yahoo Messenger and AIM, so you can keep up with conversations any way you like. If you have an iPhone, you can send a text message from your Mac to friends, even if they use SMS.2 And all your conversations are available across your devices, so you can start a conversation on your iPhone and pick it up on your Mac.

FaceTime Make your smile go further.

FaceTime lets you make video calls from your Mac, so you can talk, smile and laugh with anyone on a Mac or iOS device.3 Catch up, hang out and stay in touch with just a click. Simply find the person you want to see by typing their name, email address or phone number to start a FaceTime call. You can even make FaceTime calls from Contacts, Messages or Spotlight. When someone calls, you’ll get a notification that tells you who’s calling and lets you accept, decline or set a callback reminder. It works even if FaceTime isn’t running, so you never have to worry about making yourself available.

Make video calls from your Mac to anyone on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or another Mac.

Calendar It’s ahead of its time.

Keep track of your busy schedule and share it with others using Calendar. Create separate calendars — one for home, another for school, a third for work and so on. See all your calendars in a single window or choose to see only the calendars you want. The inspector not only lets you add a location to your event, it also helps you out by suggesting locations as you type, then provides a map and a weather forecast. Calendar also works with iCloud, Yahoo and Google. And when you use iCloud, every Calendar change you make on your Mac automatically appears on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.4 So no dinner dates are missed, no meeting goes unattended and no anniversary is forgotten.

Contacts Great with names. And faces.

Contacts is a flexible and convenient place to store information for everyone you know. It’s easy to import names, numbers, addresses and photos from other applications like Facebook or LinkedIn. Contacts automatically includes your friends’ and connections’ profile photos and information and keeps them up to date. You can create smart groups for clubs, activities and business purposes; print address labels and envelopes; and more. iCloud updates your contacts on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac — so when you enter someone’s contact info once, you have it everywhere. If you have an iPhone, you can even dial a number from Contacts and use your Mac as a speakerphone.

When you add, delete or edit a contact, iCloud updates your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac.

Mac App Store Get apps for your Mac from your Mac.

The Mac App Store offers endless possibilities to browse and purchase apps on your Mac. New apps install in one step straight to Launchpad. And the Mac App Store can automatically update your apps for you, so you always have the latest versions. Learn more about the Mac App Store

Download thousands of apps from the Mac App Store straight to Launchpad on your Mac.

iTunes Home to everything that entertains you.

iTunes is the best way to organise and enjoy the music and films you already have and shop for the ones you want to get. And now you can easily share your purchases with other members of your family. Learn more

iBooks Always have something good to read.

Download and read everything from classic novels to the latest page-turners. Reading is easy and intuitive — turn pages with a swipe and zoom in with a pinch. If you’re a student hitting the books, you can keep as many open as you like. And when you take notes or highlight passages on your Mac, iCloud pushes them to all your devices automatically. It even remembers which page you’re on, so you can always pick up exactly where you left off.

Maps A destination in itself.

Now you’ve got the whole world at your desktop. And at your fingertips like never before.

Because it’s a native app, you can use every pixel of your display to explore new destinations. Maps also takes full advantage of the graphics power of your Mac. So zooming is incredibly smooth and responsive, and you get gorgeous views such as Flyover, a photo-realistic, interactive 3D experience that lets you soar high above selected cities.

Photo Booth Say “cheese”, then smile.

Take fun snapshots and make short videos in Photo Booth. You can share what you shoot directly to Facebook and Twitter thanks to the built-in Share button. Use photos as your Messages icons. Assign them to friends and family in Contacts. And add photos to your iPhoto library. But the real fun starts when you use the effects and backdrops. Snap a photo of yourself at the Eiffel Tower or in outer space. Choose from nine effects that use facial tracking technology so effects look great whether you’re front and centre — or left of centre. Snap single photos or shoot multiples in a four-photo burst. You can even shoot and trim video clips, complete with effects. And see your Photo Booth photos full screen.

Take quick snapshots and film short videos. Even add fun effects.

Time Machine Built-in backup.

Time Machine works with your Mac and an external hard drive or AirPort Time Capsule (sold separately). Connect the drive and designate it as your Time Machine drive, then start enjoying some peace of mind. Time Machine automatically backs up your entire Mac, including system files, applications, accounts, preferences, music, photos, videos and documents. But what makes Time Machine different from other backup applications is that it not only keeps a spare copy of every file, it remembers how your system looked on any given day — so you can revisit your Mac as it appeared in the past or retrieve an older version of a document you created. You can also restore your entire system from a Time Machine backup.

Browse by date to see how your system looked at any previous time. And restore your Mac with a click.

More Apps and Utilities

  • Activity Monitor Track processor and memory usage.
  • AirPort Utility Wireless setup made easy.
  • Audio MIDI Setup Control all your audio devices with a single utility.
  • Automator Automate frequent tasks.
  • Bluetooth File Exchange Share data wirelessly.
  • Calculator Simple and complex calculations.
  • Chess Challenge yourself to a game.
  • ColorSync Utility Colour management system.
  • Console Track system messages.
  • Dashboard Quick access to information.
  • Dictionary Words at your fingertips.
  • DigitalColor Meter Exact colour values when you need them.
  • Disk Utility One stop for managing disks.
  • DVD Player Watch DVDs on your Mac.
  • Font Book Letter-perfect type management.
  • Game Center Mac gets in on the game.
  • Grab Easy screen capturing.
  • Grapher Explore equations visually on your Mac.
  • Image Capture Capture images from your devices.
  • Keychain Access Securely store all your passwords.
  • Launchpad A home for your apps.
  • Migration Assistant New Mac setup, simplified.
  • Mission Control Mac command central.
  • Notes A place for big ideas.
  • Preview View and work with PDFs.
  • Reminders Get all your to-dos done.
  • QuickTime Crystal-clear video playback.
  • Script Editor Everything you need to start automating tasks with AppleScript.
  • Stickies Stick to the point.
  • System Preferences Customise your system.
  • TextEdit
    Simple yet powerful word processing.