How to Check Application Version on Mac (5 Easy Ways)

🗓️ December 7, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Did someone ask you what app version is installed on your Mac? You may wonder, How do I find the app version on Mac running the latest macOS? Thankfully, it is handy to do so. Let’s learn how to check the App version on macOS.

For those unaware, the app version is a series of numbers that helps to know what Version of the app is installed on your Mac. And remember, whenever the application gets updated, its Version gets changed. Besides this, knowing the app version also helps in troubleshooting or reporting the bug right to the app developer.

How do I find the App version on the Mac?

To check the Version of the app on Mac, there are three different ways: via Terminal, using the App settings, and at least via Mac System Report. Let’s look at each method one by one.

Method #1 Using Spacebar

Another handy way to check the version of an application is by using the Spacebar. To know how, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click on the Finder Icon from the Mac Dock.
Step 2: Select Applications from the left pane.

Open finder click applications select Vysor on mac

Step 3: Click on the application icon for which you want to check the version and press the Spacebar.

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Check for version Vysor applications on mac

Method #2. Using Mac Finder

Step 1: Press Command + Space to access Spotlight search.  Enter Finder and click on it to open. Alternatively, click on Finder from Mac Dock.
Step 2: After this, choose Applications from the left pane.
Step 3: Right-click on the Finder Column Bar and select Version from the pop-up menu. As soon as you do so, you’ll the Version of each application next to it. 

Check App Version on Mac Finder Applications folder

Step 4: See All Installed Applications version in the Finder Mac window.

Check Audacity App Version on Mac

Method #3. Using App Settings

if I assume that the app is accessible on your Mac, then this is the easiest way to check the current app version on your Mac.

Step 1: Access the app which you want to check the Version. For instance, Google Chrome.
Step 2: After this, Select Chrome from the Mac menu bar.
Step 3: From the prompted menu, select About Google Chrome. On the next screen, you’ll see the Version of the app you installed on your Mac.

Check App Version from About app option

Step 4: Check the App version. That’s it.

Check Your Version On Mac

Method #4. Via Mac System Report

The app is installed on your Mac, but you won’t be able to access or open it on your Mac because of restrictions or Crashing issues. You want to check the app version for all installed apps on your Mac. This method is helpful to you.

Step 1: Click on the Apple Menu located at the top left corner of the Mac screen. Choose About This Mac from the prompted menu.

Click Apple Logo Select About This Mac On Mac

Step 2: In the next window, select More Info… Button.

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Choose More Info... On Mac

Step 3: Scroll to last and Select the System Report Button…

Select System Report.. On Mac

Step 4: Next, click on the Applications from the left pane in the Software menu. As soon as you do so, you’ll see the Application name and its Version on the right side.

Click Applications Select App And Then Check Your Version On Mac

Method #5. Using Mac Terminal

Do you know the app’s name? Enter the correct app in the terminal command below and Hit the return.

  1. Press Command + Space to access the Spotlight Search.
  2. Enter Terminal in it and click on it to open.
  3. Within the Terminal, enter the command:
Command + Space Terminal On Mac
defaults read /Applications/
Enter The Command Press And The Return Button On Mac
  1. Press the Return Button, and as soon as you show, you’ll see the App Verison mentioned in the Terminal screen. 
Scroll Check Your Version On Mac

Final Verdict! 

That’s how you can check the app version on your Mac using different versions. Which way did you find it the easiest? Do let us know in the comment box below.

If you find the App version outdated, we suggest updating it right from the App Store or its official site. 

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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