How am I able to export all of my applications' names on my Mac into a CSV or TXT file? I am currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3.
In a Terminal:
mdfind kMDItemKind="Application" > ~/Desktop/apps.txt
This will create a file named
apps.txt on your Desktop, containing the full paths for everything that OS X considers to be an "Application" on your system.
This is might be a lot more than you want. You can limit the search to a given folder by adding
-onlyin <dir>, so:
mdfind -onlyin /Applications kMDItemKind="Application" > ~/Desktop/apps.txt
will limit the search to the
/Applications folder (and its subfolders). Note that you might also have apps under
~/Applications, i.e., inside your Home folder.
In which case, you would call
mdfind -onlyin /Applications -onlyin ~/Applications kMDItemKind="Application" > ~/Desktop/apps.txt