macOS app

Nozbe for macOS

Nozbe for macOS

Nozbe for macOS - download the newest Nozbe desktop app for your Mac. It works on both Apple Silicon and Intel-based Macs.

The app is available for devices running MacOS 12 Monterey and later.

Preferences and appearance

Nozbe will set the app’s language to one that’s determined by your macOS system settings if a translation is available. Otherwise, the app’s language will be set to English. You can change the app’s language by hitting the gear icon→Settings→Language.

Nozbe automatically adjusts the app’s time according to the time zone settings of your macOS device.

The app’s theme will be automatically set to the one that’s applied in your system settings - light or dark. You can manually change the app’s theme by hitting the gear icon→Settings→Appearance→App theme.

You can also change Nozbe app’s icon by hitting the gear icon→Settings→Appearance→Change the app icon.


When you first log in to your Nozbe in the macOS app, we will ask you if you want to receive notifications. If you confirm, your device will prompt you to allow notifications from Nozbe. Hit Options→Allow to enable push notifications.

Allow notifications

In order for the notifications to work, your device needs to be connected to the Internet.

Turning on notifications on macOS

If you haven’t turned the notifications on during the first login or you’re not receiving any, go to your macOS System Preferences→Notifications→Nozbe. Activate the “Allow Notifications” option.

Types of notifications

You can receive push notifications for tasks that are due, reminders, new mentions, group mentions and assigned tasks.

To change what types of push notifications you’d like to receive, go to Nozbe, then hit the gear icon→Settings→Notifications.

Badge icon

Another type of notification is a badge on the app icon. Nozbe can show you a number of tasks in a chosen view directly on the app’s icon in Dock. You can choose what number the app should show: tasks in Incoming, Activity, or Priority. If you have more than one space, you can choose the space from which the number is shown, or select All spaces.

To change the badge’s settings, go to Nozbe, then tap the gear icon→Settings→Notifications→Badge.

Badge on the app icon

Nozbe’s menu bar icon allows you to open the app, access the Quick Add, or exit Nozbe.

Menu bar icon

If you’d like to remove the icon from your Mac’s menu bar, you can click the gear icon→Settings→Appearance→"Show Nozbe on the menu bar" option, and disable it there.

Open the app at startup

The macOS app offers an autostart mechanism, thanks to which you can allow Nozbe to open whenever you start your Mac.

To enable it, open the gear icon menu ⚙️→Settings→Advanced→turn on the “Open the app at startup” option.

Global Quick Add

The desktop app for Mac also allows you to add tasks to Nozbe from anywhere on your computer thanks to the global shortcut for Quick Add.

Use the global shortcut to open Nozbe with the Quick Add window activated. By default, it is set to ctrl+⇧+N.

You can change the hotkey for the Global Quick Add by clicking the gear icon→Settings→Advanced→Hotkey for Global Quick Add.

The shortcut requires at least one modifier key in combination with one other key.

In order for the shortcut to work, the Nozbe app must be running in background.

Keyboard shortcuts

You can manage tasks and navigate Nozbe on your Mac using keyboard shortcuts.

To see a full list of available shortcuts inside the app, hit the gear icon in the top-left area of the app, then choose “Help & Contact” and select “Keyboard shortcuts”. You can also open the list of available shortcuts by hitting ⌘ command+/.