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Built for Mac users, by Mac Users

Building on our commitment to the Mac platform with our first release of AOL Desktop for Mac, the AOL Mac team is introducing AOL Desktop for Mac 1.7.

AOL Desktop for Mac continues to provide the best all-in-one Internet experience with improved mail, Web browsing, toolbars and a new version of AIM.

New AIM, Built Right In

Get the true AIM Experience -- AIM for Mac allows you to select your own Buddy sounds, wallpaper and animated Buddy Icons from the AIM Expressions library. This is the real AIM, not just an AIM-compatible IM client, so file transfers are fast and efficient. Send files, folders and pictures to all your Buddies.

AOL Parental Controls Assistant

AOL Parental Controls Assistant works with Mac OS X to turn off Internet browsers and other applications and deliver age-appropriate content via the AOL Desktop for Mac browser. If you have parentally controlled screen names attached to your master screen name, AOL Desktop for Mac will automatically launch AOL Parental Controls Assistant and get you started in two clicks!

Easy Transition

Quickly and easily transfer your AOL Favorites and mail from AOL for Mac OS X personal filing cabinets. Icon tooltips, a new AOL Support Portal for Mac and the Mac@AOL product blog are all ready to guide you through new features.


Installs in seconds and launches fast -- so you can begin browsing immediately, without signing in. The fast new browser is never obsolete -- it gets upgraded when your Mac OS X is upgraded, so you will always be ready for the Web.

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AOL® System Requirements

  • + PowerPC G4 or Intel Macintosh (minimum)
  • + Mac OS X 10.5 or Higher
  • + Minimum of 256MB of physical RAM
  • + Minimum of 60MB of available hard disk space
  • + 28.8 Kbps or faster modem/existing Internet connection

Using Mac OS X 10.4?

For a compatible version with Tiger OS, download here.

More for Your Mac

Get more from your time online with free Mac products from AOL.

Discover AOL provides information about AOL's many products and services, including computer tech support (AOL TechGuru), free software (AOL Desktop 9.7, AOL Desktop for Mac, AIM), Safety and Security tools (McAfee® VirusScan® Plus -- Special edition from AOL) and free services like Video, Radio, Email, Instant Messaging and Parental Controls. Check out AOL A-Z for a full, alphabetical directory of everything on AOL.