How to Open Application Folder on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you new to Mac and wondering how to open the Application folder? Look no further! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to easily access the Application folder on your Mac.

Step 1: Click on the Finder icon

To begin, locate the Finder icon on your Dock. The Finder is represented by a smiley face and is usually located at the far-left corner of your screen.

Step 2: Open a New Finder Window

Once you have located the Finder icon, click on it to open a new Finder window. Alternatively, you can also press Command + N on your keyboard to open a new Finder window.

Step 3: Access the Applications Folder

In the left sidebar of the new Finder window, you will find various shortcuts and folders. Locate and click on “Applications” in this sidebar. By doing so, it will display all your installed applications in alphabetical order.


If you cannot find “Applications” in the sidebar, try going to the “Go” menu at the top of your screen and selecting “Applications” from there. You can also use the shortcut Shift + Command + A to directly open the Applications folder.

Step 4: Explore Your Applications

Congratulations! You have successfully opened the Applications folder on your Mac. Now you can explore all your installed applications.


  • You can drag any application from this folder onto your Dock for easy access.
  • If you want to organize or remove any applications from this folder, make sure you have administrative privileges or consult an administrator.

That’s it! You now know how to open the Application folder on your Mac. Take some time to explore the various applications available and make the most out of your Mac experience.

Remember, practice makes perfect! The more you use your Mac, the more familiar you will become with its features and functions. Enjoy exploring your Applications folder and have fun using your Mac!

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