Install and Running IE on Mac OS

Mac users (web designers and developers in particular) listen up, here’s an option to preview your web project with Internet Explorer within Mac OS itself without 3rd party OS applications like Parallels, VMWare, Bootcamp, etc. ies4osx is a Mac OS application that, upon installed allows you to open IE in Mac, and it supports 4 different version of IE at the moment:

  • Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta


Here’s a quick checklist before you start installing Internet Explorer on Mac.

  • You have admin privileges.
  • If you are on Mac OSX Tiger, install X11 from original CD.
  • Download Darwin, open it up and drag it inside Application folder.

Install IE on Mac

  1. Download ies4osx and opens it
  2. Choose the IE versions you want to install

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  3. Click the Play button

Installation will start immediately by downloading the required files, time of completion depends on your internet speed.

install ie on mac

Once done, you will find your different versions of IE inside Application folder. Now you might want to create a shortcut for them in the dock. For more information, read at

install ie on mac