Chapter 5

Discovering MacBook Air

Working with Mac Applications

Understanding Applications and Documents

The main reason to use a computer is to run applications, which enable you to do all sorts of useful things, such as create text documents, analyze spreadsheets, edit and view photos and movies, browse the web, create presentations, send and receive e-mail, play games, and so on. Many types of applications are available for OS X, so you can choose applications that provide exactly the functionality you need. To enable you to use them easily, all applications share fundamental concepts and tools. Understanding them will help you use a wide variety of applications on your MacBook Air.


An application is a compilation of programming ...

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