Installing Downloaded Applications

In an earlier installment, we showed you how to download a program using the Safari web browser. In this episode, we show you how to install it into the applications folder.

About Joe Cotellese

Joe is the founder of Learning OS X. He's often spending way too much time playing with new Mac software in order to improve his ability at "Getting Things Done."


  1. Hi there, thanks for the video on this. I just installed Freemind and followed your procedure. The application freezes when I try to launch it from the application menu icon, but functions fine when I start it from within the .dmg file. Can you help? Thanks

    • Hmm, Freemind might be a bit tricky since it’s a Java application. Your best bet is to search the Freemind website for more detailed instructions.

  2. Thanks for the guide 🙂
    Though I have a question. Is the virtual drive the program creates necessary after installation? If so, is there anyway to stop them appearing?

    • Nope, after you install the program you can eject the virtual drive. Select it and drag it into the trash can. Once you do that you can even remove the DMG file. You’ll only need the DMG file if you want to install the program again.

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