The Best MacOS Apps to Get Started With

The Best MacOS Apps to Get Started With

If you just got a new Mac, or you're thinking of upgrading to one, you're in for a treat. Apple's macOS is packed with features and apps that will make your life easier. In today's blog, we will discuss the best macOS apps to get started with. These are some of our favorite apps that we think every Mac user should install.

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the best graphics macOS app to get started with because it is user-friendly and has a wide range of features.

With Photoshop, you can edit photos and create graphics for web or print. It has a wide variety of tools and brushes that can be used to create different effects.

Photoshop also has a layering system that allows you to edit images non-destructively. This means you can experiment with different edits without having to worry about permanently damaging the original image.

There are also a wide variety of tutorials available online that can help you learn how to use Photoshop.


Pages is an amazing macOS app to get started with. With its simple, yet powerful interface, Pages makes it easy to create beautiful documents. Whether you're writing a letter, essay, or report, Pages has the tools you need to get the job done. And best of all, it's free. So, if you're looking for a great way to get started with macOS, be sure to check out Pages.


Keynote is an amazing macOS app for making presentations. It has a variety of built-in templates to choose from, all of which look sleek and professional.

You can easily add text, images, videos, and even audio files to your presentation with Keynote. The app also makes it easy to animate your slides and add transitions.

Plus, Keynote integrates seamlessly with other Apple products like iCloud, so you can access your presentations from anywhere.

Whether you're giving a business presentation or a school report, Keynote is the perfect tool to get the job done.


If you're just starting to use macOS, Numbers is an amazing app to help you get organized and be productive. It's perfect for tracking homework assignments, creating budget spreadsheets, and staying on top of your schedule.

The app is designed with the easy-to-use interface of a traditional spreadsheet program, but it also includes powerful features like conditional formatting and pivot tables.

And because it's part of the iWork suite, you can easily share your Numbers documents with other Mac users.

So, whether you're looking for a simple budgeting tool or a full-featured spreadsheet program, Numbers is a great option for anyone just getting started with macOS.


When you're first getting started with macOS, one of the most important apps you'll learn to use is Mail.

Whether you're checking personal or work email, Mail is a fast and convenient way to stay on top of your inbox. While there are other email apps available, Mail has numerous features that make it a great choice for anyone using macOS.

For example, Mail can be easily customized to match your preferences, and it integrates seamlessly with other Apple apps and services.

In addition, Mail offers powerful tools for managing your inboxes, such as the ability to create rules and filters. As you become more familiar with macOS, you'll learn to appreciate all that Mail has to offer.


Safari is an important macOS app if you're just starting out with macOS. Safari is the best way to experience the internet on your Mac. It's fast and works with all the devices you use every day.

And when you use Safari, you're automatically signed in to iCloud so your bookmarks, history, and tabs are always with you no matter which device you're using.

So, whether you're just getting started with macOS or you've been using it for years, Safari is an essential part of your experience. Thanks for choosing Safari

Path Finder

Path Finder 10 is chock full of Mac goodness. You asked for AirDrop support. It’s got AirDrop support. You wanted that cool new Sharing feature all the cool kids are using. Yeah, it’s got that too. You just bought a kick ass Apple Silicon Mac? No problem, Path Finder 10 is optimized to run native on Apple Silicon.

You just updated to Big Sur? No problem, we redesigned Path Finder 10 to look amazing on Big Sur. You want to browse files on your iPhone? Path Finder now lets you browse files on your iOS devices. And as always, all the code has been reviewed, updated, polished and complied on the latest version of XCode.

We don’t sell stale bits here, this app is fresh and hot off the press.

System Preferences

System Preferences is a crucial macOS app, especially if you're new to the operating system. It's where you can adjust your computer's settings to suit your needs, and it covers a wide range of topics, from energy-saving options to set up a printer.

One of the most important things you can do in System Preferences is create a user account. This will be your username and password for logging into your computer, and it will give you access to all of your files and settings.

You can also use System Preferences to manage your security settings, including setting up a firewall and configuring what types of apps are allowed to run on your computer.

With so much to offer, System Preferences are an essential part of macOS.

Final words

There you have it. These are just a few of the essential apps you'll need to get started with macOS. While there are countless other great apps available, these should give you a good foundation for getting the most out of your Mac.

So, what are you waiting for? Start exploring and see what else macOS has to offer. Thanks for reading.

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