13 Mac App Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

13 Mac App Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a mac app business in 2022?

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

Examples of a successful file sharing app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a file sharing app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a file sharing app business ➜

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2. Start a quick note app business

How Much Can You Make?
$6,750,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful quick note app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a quick note app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a quick note app business ➜

Case Study

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3. Start an everyday communication app business

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful everyday communication app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a everyday communication app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an everyday communication app business ➜

Case Study

Luke had an idea: a tool to help managers communicate with employees. He kept it as a side project while growing it to +$10k/mo. It has just raised $450k.

4. Start a grammar checking app business

How Much Can You Make?
$50,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful grammar checking app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a grammar checking app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a grammar checking app business ➜

Case Study

Hello, my name is Matej Guid and I am the CEO and co-founder of InstaText, an AI-based online writing assistant that helps us write like a native speaker.

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5. Start a social media app business

How Much Can You Make?
$6,000 — $10,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful social media app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a social media app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a social media app business ➜

Case Study

My name is Davis Baer, and I am the co-founder of OneUp, a social media scheduling tool that helps business make more money and automates time-consuming tasks. OneUp allows you to schedule Google My Business posts, Facebook posts, Instagram posts, Twitter posts (and schedule Twitter threads), as well as schedule LinkedIn posts.

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6. Start an email app business

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $30,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful email app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a email app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an email app business ➜

Case Study

My name is Mohit Mamoria, and I like to call myself a “mad maker.” Right now, I am building Mailman – a tool that allows you to decide when and what emails should land in your inbox.

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7. Start a time reminder app business

Examples of a successful time reminder app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a time reminder app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a time reminder app business ➜

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8. Start a CRM app business

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $375,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful CRM app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a CRM app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a CRM app business ➜

Case Study

My name is Lars Helgeson and I am the founder of GreenRope, a CRM and marketing automation platform. Our company started in 2000 as an email marketing SaaS and in 2008 decided to focus on the challenges that businesses face in managing sales, marketing, customer service, and operations.

GreenRope has over 1,000 customers in over 20 countries, ranging from startups to universities and municipalities.

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9. Start a background sounds app business ($360K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$30,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful background sounds app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a background sounds app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a background sounds app business ➜

Case Study

Hi, I’m Mike LaTour, I’m the co-founder and CEO of Soundwave Art. We offer our customers a way to turn their voice or any sound into an augmented reality experience. A piece of art that is playable with our mobile app. We also create personalized jewelry by engraving your voice pattern onto rings and pendants.

Businesses started reaching out to us requesting access to our app for promotional purposes, marketing, art shows, and giveaways. One of our latest projects was a piece of art for James Murray from the Impractical Jokers. He commissioned us to create a playable piece of art promoting his book Don’t Move.

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10. Start a timezone app business ($1.2M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $100,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful timezone app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a timezone app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a timezone app business ➜

Case Study

Hello, my name is Will Roberts. I am a Co-founder of WeWorked. WeWorked is an easy-to-use timesheet software product that integrates invoicing, leave tracking, expense tracking, and more. WeWorked is designed specifically for small businesses in any part of the world.

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11. Start a billing and invoice app business

How Much Can You Make?
$250,000 — $375,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful billing and invoice app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a billing and invoice app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a billing and invoice app business ➜

Case Study

I am a serial entrepreneur in the Information Technology industry. I founded UNIS LUMIN Inc., a systems integration company that grew to 5 offices across Canada and $85m in revenue before I sold the company in 2011. In 2008 I founded Promys, a software company that developed a comprehensive CRM/PSA/Helpdesk software package. The product is sold internationally.

· Advisory Board, Lassonde School’s Bergeron Entrepreneurs Science & Technology program

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12. Start a free wallpaper app business

How Much Can You Make?
$3,735,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful free wallpaper app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a free wallpaper app business:

Learn more about starting a free wallpaper app business ➜

Case Study

In 2009, Sal Khan walked away from a high-paying job to start a business that had no way of making money. His idea to launch a non-profit teaching platform was ignited five years earlier when he was helping his young cousins do math homework over the computer. They loved his clear explanations and soon he was posting free tutorials on Youtube, where they started to attract the attention of thousands of users around the world. Sal realized he could help democratize learning by building a free platform to teach math, science, and the humanities. Today, Khan Academy offers hundreds of free recorded tutorials in dozens of languages. During the pandemic, its popularity surged to 30 million users a month. Order the How I Built This book at: https://smarturl.it/HowIBuiltThis

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13. Start a random password generator app business

Examples of a successful random password generator app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a random password generator app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a random password generator app business ➜

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