Forum Question: Is There a Simple Way Of Making a Note Of All Apps Installed On My Mac ?

Without manually typing up the names of all apps installed on my Mac and saving it. Is there an easier way ?

Comments: 5 Responses to “Is There a Simple Way Of Making a Note Of All Apps Installed On My Mac ?”

    9/19/12 @ 9:41 am

    One thing you can do is to open your Applications folder. Then select all. Then copy. Then paste into a text editor or word processing document.
    Now you may miss some because some installers put the apps inside of folder. For instance, Microsoft Office puts the apps in a Microsoft Office 2011 folder. But maybe that is what you want — you can see in your list that you have Microsoft Office 2011 installed. If you use list view, and tweak the reveal button next to that folder, you can see the subfolders and apps in that folder and then they will be included when you select all and copy and paste. But then you also get a bunch of other support files that you may not want.
    In fact, you will probably get some things that you don’t want with this method. And then you probably need to at least go into your Applications/Utilities folder and copy from there too.
    So this is a way to start, and then edit the list manually to make it more useful.

    9/20/12 @ 4:27 am

    Great thanks. As long as the name of the application program is there in the doc then I dont necessarily need to know about the subfolders, but its worth knowing anyway :)

    Shirley Hershey
    9/20/12 @ 5:43 am

    I followed your directions, using column view to select and copy all my applications in my Applications Folder but, when I pasted in my text editor, what appeared was simply the icons of all my applications rather than text. What, if anything, am I doing wrong?

      9/20/12 @ 6:44 am

      Try this: Use TextEdit. Create a new document. Switch to Plain Text document before pasting.

        Shirley Hershey
        9/20/12 @ 9:02 pm

        That did it. Thanks. You’re amazing!

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