Is it possible to get a list of all installed applications?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by jshbckr, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Is there any way to get a print out or list of all the applications I've put on my computer? I know I could just go to list view of my Applications folder, but I'd like to be able to have a comprehensive list including the app name, version, company, etc. That way if I'm trying to keep multiple systems in sync (like my laptop and desktop) with the same apps and plugins, I can easily do so.

    Is there some way to do this?
     
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    PCMacUser

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    There's no way that I know of. It's one of those Windows features that would be nice to have on OS X.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    About This Mac > More Info > Software > Applications

    And yes, you can print it.
     
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    PCMacUser

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    Holy crap, they added that feature fast... :D
     
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    Dimwhit

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    You can also sort that list. Nice way to get a bird's-eye view of which applications are PowerPC (running under Rosetta) and which are Universal. I'm trying my hardest to get rid of all the PPC programs. Just for the hell of it. :)
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that's exactly what I was hoping for. That's exactly how I imagined it in my mind and it's built right into OS X! Fantastic!

    Thanks!
     
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    epochblue

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    ...yet another OS X feature I didn't know existed. Is there no end to those?
     
  8. macrumors member

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    That's the best thing about Apple. They ask you what you want, rather than tell you.
     
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    pcguru83

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    You could also try a program called Todos that graphically dispalys all installed apps on your machine.

    Download it here
     
  10. macrumors 65816

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    Built right into Spotlight:
    - In Finder hit Command-F to bring up a search window
    - Select Kind=Applications and click the "Computer" button, et voila!
     
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    alex.koontz

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    Would you be able to get this list from the terminal?
     
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