Just moved to Mac and miss Windows programs? Are you a Mac user, haven’t touched Windows in years, and are you curious? In this post we show you some of the Windows programs that are on Mac , and compatible without having to install any compatibility software. So if you want to know what they are, here we tell you.
Microsoft is your office
Having a Mac does not prevent you from having your virtual office with Microsoft. In fact, if you don’t want to use the Pages, Numbers, and Keynote suite, you can use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. These applications are the same as we have in the Windows operating system, but stylized and with commands adapted for Mac. As for functionality? The “lifetime office” on Mac is just as functional and compatible as on Windows. So if you use different operating systems and don’t want to give up compatibility, the Microsoft Office suite is on Mac with the following programs:
- Word : the quintessential word processor.
- Excel : spreadsheets.
- PowerPoint : slideshows.
- Outlook : email management of the domain “@outlook”.
- OneDrive : See your files in the Microsoft cloud.
But Microsoft programs don’t end here, nor are they all that are compatible with Mac. In fact, despite the fact that this software package is the most popular of all, some that you will see below may surprise you.
Edge and the Mac get along
Google has Chrome. Apple has Safari. Microsoft has Edge. And the Mac also has Edge , which you can download from its official website. Microsoft’s full-featured official browser is available for Apple computers, with a version for Intel and one developed for Apple Silicon.
So if you use Edge on multiple computers, with one Microsoft account, and want to sync bookmarks, reading lists, and have the convenience of managing the same interface wherever you want, Microsoft Edge can become your browser by definition.
Microsoft To Do
Taking notes and creating lists in a Microsoft app on the Mac is also possible. Although it is an application that is not as well known as the previous ones, it is a good program focused on productivity. This application can be downloaded for free from the App Store and, whether we are users of the Office suite or want to use it independently, we won’t have any problems.
You’ll be able to organize tasks and lists, and sync them with your Microsoft account across multiple devices. So if you work in a mixed ecosystem between Apple and Microsoft, and you want a free and easy-to-use app, To Do is your app. Also, if you don’t want to install it, know that you can also use it from the cloud through its official website .
Microsoft cloud apps
Although these applications are not downloadable, they can be used from the Mac through the Internet browser . Microsoft takes the cloud very seriously, not only because of the convenience it can bring, but also because it is a way to get its products and services to as many people as possible. So if you want to know some of these, here they are:
- Power BI : It is an application for companies, whose function is to create and implement large-scale data reports, so that they are visible from a single site.
- Whiteboard : Microsoft has its own Freeform in the cloud. Ideal you are looking for a digital whiteboard, a blank canvas to write down ideas and work as a team.
- Azure : Microsoft’s cloud platform is available on Mac. But in this case, from the point of view of servers and network connections.
Microsoft has many more applications available on Mac. The compatibility between both ecosystems has been increasing over time and users are the first to benefit from this. So, would you like to see a sequel with more Microsoft apps on your Mac? Leave it in comments!