Exploring OS X Lion

Are you new to OS X Lion? If so, learn about exploring the operating system in this free lesson.

The Mac App Store

The Mac App StoreThe Mac App Store

Whenever you want to perform a specific task with a computer, you'll use an application (also known as an app). There are many different types of apps, including web browsers, games, and word processors. OS X Lion comes pre-installed with many different apps, such as Safari, iPhoto, Mail, iMovie, and FaceTime.

However, to get the most out of your Mac you'll probably want to download some additional apps from the Mac App Store. The Mac App Store was introduced in Snow Leopard, and it allows you to choose from thousands of free or paid apps for your Mac.

You can get to the App Store from the Dock or from Launchpad.

Opening the App Store from the DockOpening the App Store from the Dock

Some of the apps available in the App Store include:

The Kindle appThe Kindle app