One of the best things about a Mac is everything you can do with it.
Every Mac comes with apps for creativity and apps for productivity. It also comes with a collection of great apps for things you do every day, like surﬁng the web, sending mail and messages, and organizing your calendar. It even comes with an app for finding new apps. Your Mac is more than full‑featured, it’s fully loaded.
Where your photos live. And come to life.
iPhoto gives you everything you need to do everything you want with your photos. Keep them organized 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 favorite shots into gorgeous photo books, cards, calendars, and prints — all without ever leaving iPhoto. Learn more
A major production. Without the major production.
With iMovie, you have a perfect home for all your home video. An intuitive design makes it easy to browse and lets you share your favorite moments instantly. And when you want to transform a few clips into your all‑time favorite 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
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
The latest in word processing.
From the first letter you type, you’ll realize 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 right 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. Period.1Learn more
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 visualize the numbers with a dramatic interactive chart. Suddenly, you see what it all means. How beautiful is that?1Learn more
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.1Learn more
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 favorite 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 right 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.
Home to everything that entertains you.
iTunes is the best way to organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows 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. iTunes also gives you access to free streaming radio stations through iTunes Radio. Learn more
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 right where you left off.
A destination unto itself.
Now you’ve got the whole world on your desktop. And at your fingertips like never before. You can look up directions on your Mac and send them right to your iPhone for voice navigation on the way.5 In addition, your bookmarks and recent searches are automatically pushed to all your iOS devices, so you can plan trips on your Mac and have all the locations easily at hand when you’re on the road. Of course, you can get information on local points of interest like restaurants and hotels, with phone numbers, photos, and even Yelp reviews.
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 select cities.
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 center — or left of center. 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 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, movies, 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
Track processor and memory usage.
Wireless setup made easy.
Audio MIDI Setup
Control all your audio devices with a single utility.
Automate frequent tasks.
Bluetooth File Exchange
Share data wirelessly.
Simple and complex calculations.
Challenge yourself to a game.
Color management system.
Track system messages.
Quick access to information.
Words at your fingertips.
Exact color values when you need them.
One stop for managing disks.
Watch DVDs on your Mac.
Letter-perfect type management.
Mac gets in on the game.
Easy screen capturing.
Explore equations visually on your Mac.
Capture images from your devices.
Securely store all your passwords.
A home for your apps.
New Mac setup, simplified.
Mac command central.
A place for big ideas.
View and work with PDFs.
Get all your to-dos done.
Crystal-clear video playback.
Everything you need to start automating tasks with AppleScript.
Some features require an Apple ID, compatible hardware, and compatible Internet access or cellular network; additional fees and terms may apply.
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Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on the Mac App Store for qualifying Mac computers purchased on or after October 1, 2013. OS X Yosemite required. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID.
SMS requires an iPhone running iOS 8.1.
FaceTime calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi‑Fi connection. Availability over a cellular network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply.
iCloud requires an iCloud-enabled device. Some features require iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Some features require a Wi‑Fi connection. Some features are not available in all countries. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices.