AOL for Mac OS X


The next generation of the AOL service for Macintosh

AOL for Mac OS X Screenshot   AOL for Mac OS X is a brand new version of AOL that has been designed to take full advantage of the latest Mac operating system. Find out more below, and download it now!

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Key Features

1. New design and integration with Mac OS X for a seamless Mac experience

  • Apple’s Aqua look and feel
  • Redesigned tool and menu bars
  • Message counter in the Mac OS Dock

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2. Updated communications features

  • Enhanced email and Address Book – HTML support, auto-complete for email addresses, new “online presence” indicator, simpler Address Book
  • Improved Instant Messenger and Buddy List – new Buddy Icons to personalise Instant Messages, auto-complete, Away Messages

3. Redesigned Welcome Screen and new AOL Search

  • Search integrates Google search engine

4. New Mac only features

  • Integration of Netscape Gecko Web browser
  • Compatibility with Apple’s QuickTime media player
  • Compatibility with Apple’s iChat
  • Compatibility with Apple’s AirPort
  • Portable Favourite Places

5. All the benefits of AOL membership

  • Parental Controls
  • Worldwide community of over 35 million members
  • Shop@AOL
  • 23 channels of content

Technical Requirements


  • Mac OS X 10.1.x or higher


  • Processor G3, 300MHz (minimum for OS) or G4
  • 128 MB Ram or more
  • 800 x 600 screen resolution (1024 x 768 or higher recommended)
  • At least 75 MB available on a Mac OS Extended (aka HFS+) formatted partition.
  • Colour Depth Thousands (minimum supported by OS X)
  • Modem supported by Mac OS X or
  • Pre-existing connection to the Internet via a Mac OS X supported Ethernet or Airport Card or
  • Airport Card and Airport Base Station

Attention - Users of Mac OS X 10.2 and 10.2.1
Apple recommend that you update your Mac's firmware to v. 2.30. Go to Apple's Web site where you can download and install the latest firmware.