13 Mac App Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2024]

Updated: July 23rd, 2023

Interested in starting a mac app business in 2024?

We put together 13 of the best mac app businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other mac app businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a file sharing app business

2. Start a quick note app business

3. Start an everyday communication app business

How much you can make: $25,000/month

Friday : From side project to raising $450k - Building the remote work future

A side project turned profit: Find out how one founder's communication tool grew to a monthly revenue of over $10k and secured $450k in funding.

They grew the business to $25K/month
Read by 479 founders

4. Start a grammar checking app business

How much you can make: $50,000/month

Our AI Writing Tool Won 'Startup Of The Year' And Has Customers In More Than 150 Countries

InstaText is an AI-based online writing assistant that helps non-native speakers improve their English, with over half a million active users from 150 countries worldwide, bootstrapped from $0 to $50k monthly revenue in two years and quadrupled their sales in 2021, becoming Slovenian Startup of the Year and expanding to web applications and browser extensions.

Matej started InstaText about 5 years ago
Matej grew the business to $50K/month
It cost Matej $50000 to start the business
Read by 3,475 founders

5. Start a social media app business

How much you can make: $6,000 — $99,996/month

How Davis Baer Used Unorthodox Marketing To Reach $1,000 MRR

OneUp is a social media scheduling tool that helps businesses make more money by automating time-consuming tasks, allowing you to schedule Google My Business, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn posts, with the unique feature of allowing for posts to be set on repeat automatically.

Davis started OneUp about 8 years ago
Davis grew the business to $100K/month
Read by 6,586 founders

6. Start an email app business

How much you can make: $1,000 — $400,000/month

We Built Our App From The Back Of A Bus And Grew It To 10,000 Users

Leave Me Alone, a web service that helps users easily unsubscribe from unwanted emails, launched in January 2019 and made $1,186 in revenue in its first month, with a successful Product Hunt launch and a focus on being an open startup contributing to its success.

Danielle started Leave Me Alone over 5 years ago
Danielle grew the business to $10K/month
It cost Danielle $1000 to start the business
Read by 11,915 founders

7. Start a time reminder app business

8. Start a CRM app business

How much you can make: $5,000 — $375,000/month

On Starting A $160K/Month CRM & Automations Company After A US Air Force Career

GreenRope, a self-funded CRM and marketing automation platform with over 1,000 customers in 20 countries, was built organically and focused on creating a positive, customer-centric culture without outside investment, with an all-in-one interface solving challenges in managing sales, marketing, customer service, and operations.

Lars started GreenRope almost 16 years ago
Lars grew the business to $160K/month
Read by 11,063 founders

9. Start a background sounds app business

How much you can make: $24,000/month

I Turned My Side Hustle Into A $360K/Year Business Designing Augmented Reality Experiences

Soundwave Art, founded by Mike LaTour, offers customers the ability to turn their voice or any sound into an augmented reality experience through their mobile app, giving them the ability to create personalized jewelry and artwork that is totally unique.

Mike started Soundwave Art almost 12 years ago
Mike grew the business to $24K/month
It cost Mike $2000 to start the business
Read by 3,818 founders

10. Start a timezone app business

How much you can make: $10,000 — $100,000/month

I Bootstrapped A $120K/Year Business Management SaaS From Pakistan

Agiled is a bootstrapped business management software company founded by Asad Ali that has generated $10k/month serving over 5,000 companies, with a goal of reaching $100k MRR by the end of next year.

Asad started Agiled about 5 years ago
Asad grew the business to $10K/month
It cost Asad $10000 to start the business
Read by 5,058 founders

11. Start a billing and invoice app business

How much you can make: $250,000 — $375,000/month

How We Built A SaaS Solution And Grew It To $3M ARR

Splynx, a SAAS solution for internet and voice providers with software features such as billing, payment collections, integration with accounting platforms, and network management, has achieved an ARR of around 3 million USD and 50% annual growth with 750 companies in 50 different countries as clients, and is hoping to expand further into the US and Canadian markets.

Alex started Splynx about 8 years ago
Alex grew the business to $250K/month
Read by 1,950 founders

12. Start a free wallpaper app business

How much you can make: $3,735,000/month

Khan Academy: Sal Khan - How I Built This

A former hedge fund analyst left his job to create a non-profit online teaching platform, which started with free tutorials on Youtube and now offers hundreds of free recorded tutorials in dozens of languages that is used by 30 million users a month.

Sal started Khan Academy about 15 years ago
Sal grew the business to $3.74M/month
Read by 844 founders

13. Start a random password generator app business

A password generator is a software tool that creates random or customized user passwords.

With many people using online platforms to access services and shop, people often have to develop new passwords to ensure authorized access to programs.

Managing many passwords for identity and access management could be challenging.

Therefore, the use of password generators has become popular. The most significant advantage of using the password generator is users do not need prior knowledge or too many steps to remember. Popular password generators include:

  • Dashlane: Password Manager App for Home, Mobile, Business.
  • 1Password: Allows users to log in to sites and fill forms securely with a single click.
  • RoboForm: Securely stores all of your passwords and logs users in with a single click.
  • LastPass: Save a password once, and it’s instantly available on a single device type for Free.
  • NordPass: Secure way to remember passwords.

Therefore, if you are interested in starting a web security-related business, creating a password generator can be a lucrative venture.

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Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.