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OS X Mountain Lion for Mac

The final update for OS X 10.8.

Free
In English
Version 10.8.5
3.7
Based on 119 user rates

OS X Mountain Lion overview

Apple OS X Mountain Lion is the latest release of the world's most advanced desktop operating system. Mountain Lion includes over 200 new features to update your Mac into the best computing experience yet. With the new Messages app, you can send text, photos, videos, contacts, Web links, and documents to anyone using another Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch -- you can even start a conversation on one device and continue it on another. The new Share button makes it easy to share files, Web pages, photos, and videos, as well as tweet right from the app you are using. With the Reminders app, you can create to-do lists and alerts that appear in the new Notification Center. With Notes, you can write down all your ideas and even speak your words with voice dictation. Play head to head games on your Mac with friends on their Macs or iOS devices with Game Center. And with iCloud built-in, it's simple to keep all your mail, contacts, calendars, reminders, notes, to-do lists, music, photos, iWork files, PDFs, and more up to date across all your devices.

Messages

  • Send messages from your Mac to friends with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
  • With iMessage, you can start a conversation on your Mac and pick it up on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Messages also supports traditional instant messaging services like AIM, Yahoo! Google Talk and Jabber.
iCloud
  • Documents in the Cloud lets you create and edit your documents on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
  • The new Reminders app makes managing tasks easy. Jot down your thoughts with the new Notes app. And iCloud keeps your Reminders and Notes up to date across all your devices.
Safari
  • Type both searches and Web addresses in the new Smart Search Field.
  • Pinch to see tabs with Tab View and swipe to switch between them.
  • iCloud Tabs makes the last websites you looked at accessible on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.*
Notification Center
  • New notifications appear in the top right corner of your screen.
  • Open Notification Center from anywhere in OS X to see recent notifications.
  • Configure your notifications to receive just the ones you want.
Sharing
  • Share links, photos, videos, and other files right from the app you're in.
  • Share with Mail, Messages, and AirDrop.
  • Sign in to Twitter, Flickr, and Vimeo once to start sharing.
  • Tweet right from your apps with the Tweet sheet.
Game Center
  • Play live multiplayer and turn-based games against friends on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
  • Log in to the Game Center app to see friends in your gaming network.
  • Check out leaderboards and achievements.
  • See what games your friends play and track your progress against them.
Other great Mountain Lion features
  • Dictation lets you talk anywhere you can type--no setup or training required.
  • AirPlay Mirroring shows your Mac screen on your HDTV with Apple TV.
  • Power Nap keeps your Mac up to date while it sleeps so it's instantly ready to go.
  • Gatekeeper makes it safer to download apps from the Internet by giving you control over which apps can be installed on your Mac.
  • New features for Chinese users include improved text input, leading search engine Baidu as an option in Safari, sharing to microblogging service Sina Weibo and video websites Youku and Tudou, eight new fonts, and a new Chinese dictionary.

What’s new in version 10.8.5

Version 10.8.5:
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from displaying messages
  • Improves AFP file transfer performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent a screen saver from starting automatically
  • Improves Xsan reliability
  • Improves reliability when transferring large files over Ethernet
  • Improves performance when authenticating to an Open Directory server
  • Addresses an issue that prevented a smart card from unlocking preference panes in System Preferences
  • Contains the improvements included in MacBook Air (Mid 2013) Software Update 1.0

OS X Mountain Lion for Mac

Free
In English
Version 10.8.5
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rcc4526
rcc4526
Aug 14 2020
10.8.5
0.0
Aug 14 2020
0.0
Version: 10.8.5
How do I download os 10.13.6
mbg198618
mbg198618
Feb 20 2020
10.8.5
0.0
Feb 20 2020
0.0
Version: 10.8.5
Hello, I am having trouble getting my macbook pro back up and running. I downloaded thinking it would help and I am not sure I am doing what I need or am suppose to. It has been a long time since I have worked with it and am not familiar like before. I am having multiple issues. I have tried restoring, creating images, erasing, partitioning and more. When I go to re-install Mountain Lion OS X it tells me to sign in with my Apple Id and then tells me the item is temporarily unavailable. i/o issues are also affecting my work. I am not sure where to begin. If someone could help out, it would be more than appreciated. Thanks
LeeL7158
LeeL7158
Dec 17 2013
10.8.5
5.0
Dec 17 2013
5.0
Version: 10.8.5
One more thing Mountain Lion 10.8.5(not earlier versions) is the Best.. I used Ethernet for download.. and yes it took a while.. but worth it. If you're not sure, then Don't! I upgraded from SnowLeopard 10.6.8.. using my Time machine from 10.6.8.. keeping both my Pic, Docs, and Most Apps from SnowLeopard.. LL
LeeL7158
LeeL7158
Dec 17 2013
10.8.5
5.0
Dec 17 2013
5.0
Version: 10.8.5
Mountain Lion v10.8.5, has got to be the BEST since Snow Leopard.. I'm very Pleased with most everything about this OS! YES, the download is worth every penny ! the download has a habit of stalling in App Store.. I Hit ComMand-R.. and it continued fine. it took about 9 1/2 hours, but that's just me. Thank You apple!
Penguirl
Penguirl
Oct 15 2013
10.8.5
4.0
Oct 15 2013
4.0
Version: 10.8.5
Oveall I think that Cougar has a lot of nice touches. I still miss Rosetta, and the drab Finder sidebar is atrocious (I find it harder to spot what I'm looking for than SL's sidebar) but overall it's a lot better than I expected. One thing I sorely miss, besides Rosetta, is the zero-out option in Disk Utility. With this option gone how are we supposed to write out bad sectors now?
udinholis786
udinholis786
Nov 11 2020
5.0
Nov 11 2020
5.0
Version: null
LeeL7158
LeeL7158
Dec 17 2013
5.0
Dec 17 2013
5.0
Version: null
Brian-Kann
Brian-Kann
Nov 6 2013
5.0
Nov 6 2013
5.0
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SirWayne
SirWayne
Oct 22 2013
5.0
Oct 22 2013
5.0
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Penguirl
Penguirl
Oct 15 2013
4.0
Oct 15 2013
4.0
Version: null
freddyfrog
freddyfrog
Sep 13 2013
3.0
Sep 13 2013
3.0
Version: null
RTouris
RTouris
Sep 13 2013
3.5
Sep 13 2013
3.5
Version: null
Jmsuijkerbuijk
Jmsuijkerbuijk
Sep 13 2013
5.0
Sep 13 2013
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-snipe-287
anonymous-snipe-287
Sep 13 2013
5.0
Sep 13 2013
5.0
Version: null
Kenm22
Kenm22
Sep 13 2013
1.5
Sep 13 2013
1.5
Version: null
Frosty
Frosty
Sep 13 2013
5.0
Sep 13 2013
5.0
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
Sep 12 2013
5.0
Sep 12 2013
5.0
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Josh-C-
Josh-C-
Sep 12 2013
5.0
Sep 12 2013
5.0
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Olle
Olle
Sep 12 2013
1.0
Sep 12 2013
1.0
Version: null
Cerniuk
Cerniuk
Jul 17 2013
0.5
Jul 17 2013
0.5
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Gary-box
Gary-box
Jun 6 2013
5.0
Jun 6 2013
5.0
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TShan
TShan
Jun 6 2013
5.0
Jun 6 2013
5.0
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Ikir
Ikir
Jun 5 2013
5.0
Jun 5 2013
5.0
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Titanium1
Titanium1
Jun 5 2013
5.0
Jun 5 2013
5.0
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Hyerstay
Hyerstay
Jun 5 2013
5.0
Jun 5 2013
5.0
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Ronl
Ronl
Jun 5 2013
5.0
Jun 5 2013
5.0
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jun 5 2013
5.0
Jun 5 2013
5.0
Version: null
AnthonySulli8836
AnthonySulli8836
Jun 4 2013
4.5
Jun 4 2013
4.5
Version: null
Tomritch
Tomritch
Jun 4 2013
3.0
Jun 4 2013
3.0
Version: null
Vulcan-
Vulcan-
May 29 2013
1.0
May 29 2013
1.0
Version: null
iMacintosh
iMacintosh
Apr 4 2013
4.0
Apr 4 2013
4.0
Version: null
Koukoish
Koukoish
Mar 18 2013
5.0
Mar 18 2013
5.0
Version: null
wintermute
wintermute
Mar 18 2013
2.5
Mar 18 2013
2.5
Version: null
Spudfry
Spudfry
Mar 18 2013
4.0
Mar 18 2013
4.0
Version: null
Foulger
Foulger
Mar 16 2013
4.5
Mar 16 2013
4.5
Version: null
Peter-Van-Den-Einde
Peter-Van-Den-Einde
Mar 15 2013
5.0
Mar 15 2013
5.0
Version: null
ApplesGuy
ApplesGuy
Mar 15 2013
5.0
Mar 15 2013
5.0
Version: null
Fvdg
Fvdg
Mar 14 2013
2.0
Mar 14 2013
2.0
Version: null
Palmharbor
Palmharbor
Mar 14 2013
1.0
Mar 14 2013
1.0
Version: null
Edgarcabrera
Edgarcabrera
Mar 14 2013
5.0
Mar 14 2013
5.0
Version: null
Mr-Poon
Mr-Poon
Mar 14 2013
4.5
Mar 14 2013
4.5
Version: null
Jeff55434
Jeff55434
Mar 11 2013
1.0
Mar 11 2013
1.0
Version: null
neofytos69
neofytos69
Feb 15 2013
5.0
Feb 15 2013
5.0
Version: null
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
Jan 27 2013
4.0
Jan 27 2013
4.0
Version: null
sosufo07
sosufo07
Jan 8 2013
5.0
Jan 8 2013
5.0
Version: null