How to Install Applications On a Mac

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If you are a Mac user and want to download few apps according to your needs from where do you install apps?Confused about installing software?Ofcourse, there’s the Mac App Store, but not everything is in there available.

It can seem overwhelming, if you look for apps outside the store, you’ll find different kinds of installers: DMG files with apps in them, PKG installers, and simple applications inside ZIP archives. This article posted is for you all to know how to install apps on Mac.

Mac App Store: Click a Button to Install an App

The Mac App Store is the first place to check for what you need.To be simple, open the store, search for the app you want, and click “Get” and then “Download.”

Your application will download and show up in your “Applications” folder. All the updates are handled by the store itself , which is convenient.Aany application that you purchase on one Mac will also work on another.

All the apps are not available in the store and you might not install all f your softwares you need. The reasons behind this are, firstly , apps from the Store are sandboxed, which is great for security, but limits what applications can do.

Secondly, there’s also the matter of money. Apple gets a cut of all sales in the Mac App Store, and companies like Microsoft and Adobe don’t like that, which is why Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite won’t be in the Store anytime soon. Even some smaller companies avoid the Mac App Store for this reason.

DMGs: Just Drag and Drop

What is a DMG file?

A DMG file is a mountable disk image created in Mac OS X. It contains raw block data typically compressed and sometimes also encrypted. DMG files are commonly used for OS X software installers that are downloaded from the Internet and mounts a virtual disk on the desktop when opened.

Most macOS applications that are downloaded from out of the store, appear inside a DMG file. Double-click the DMG file to open it, and you’ll see a Finder window.

Simply drag the application’s icon to your Applications folder and you’re done: the software is now installed.

 

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