Windows has a messy variety of ways to install software. Linux has its rigorous method. And OS X has yet another method, one that initially will seem quite foreign to Windows and Linux users.
Here is now to install ARES for Macintosh:
1. Download the 30-day demo software from the Graebert Web site: here. Notice that what you are downloading is an 84MB DMG file, short for "Disk iMaGe." (To OS X, DMG files look like virtual disks.)
2. When the download is done, open the downloaded file. OS X spends a few seconds checking the file. (Notice that a new "drive" appears on the desktop: this is the downloaded DMG file. Ignore it.)
3. A new dialog box appears, prompting you to drag the ARES icon over into the Applications folder. Do so. (This dialog box is actually a disguised version of Finder, the OS X version of Windows Explorer. Click the gray button at the right end of the title bar to see the folders pane. The blue slider does zooming.)
OS X copies the APP file to the Applications folder. (Application programs in OS X use the .app file extension, instead of .exe.)
When done, you can close the dialog box. (Click the red button at the left end of the title bar. Green button = maximize; yellow = change size.)
4. Now you need to open the Applications folder. (This folder is always in the dock, near the right end)...
... hunt down the ARES Command Edition icon...
a. Right-click the ARES icon.
6. You no longer need the virtual "ARES" disc on the desktop. Right-click it, and then choose Eject from the menu.
Uninstalling Software on the Mac
Uninstalling is easier than installing software:
1. Go to the Applications folder, and then erase the .app file associated with the application. Done.