Have you installed tens of apps on your Mac? Want to view all installed apps on your Mac computer? This guide will show you the four easy ways to view installed apps in macOS.
Be it computers or smartphones, people often tend to install apps that they find interesting but forget app names. If you had also installed an app on your Mac sometime back and cannot recall its name to launch it, here is how to view all installed apps in one place to find the app you want.
This guide shows you how to view all built-in and installed apps on your Mac.
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View all installed apps on Mac
This is the easiest way to view all installed apps on your Mac.
Step 1: Open the Finder.
Step 2: In the left pane of the Finder, click Applications to open the Applications folder, which shows all installed apps.
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View all installed apps on Mac with a keyboard shortcut
Users who prefer to use a keyboard shortcut to quickly open the Applications folder can use this handy hotkey.
Step 1: Simultaneously press Command, Shift, and A (Command + Shift + A) keys to open the Applications folder. The Application folder displays all installed apps.
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Use Launchpad to view installed apps on Mac
The built-in Launchpad can help you find and launch installed apps. However, not all apps might not show up here.
Step 1: Click on the Launchpad icon on the dock.
Step 2: Click on the app’s icon to launch it.
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Another way to view installed apps in macOS
All recent versions of macOS ship with a powerful built-in System Report tool that shows information about your Mac’s hardware and installed software.
Step 1: Click on the Apple menu and then click About This Mac.
Step 2: Under the General tab, click the System Report button to see System information.
Step 3: Here, on the left pane, expand Software and then click Applications to see all built-in apps as well as apps installed by you.
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