I recently installed an app called NetLogo. I installed it via Homebrew Cask by running:

brew cask install netlogo

The app installation created a folder in /Applications directory. It comes with 5 .app bundles as shown:

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The most used app out of the 5 is the one named NetLogo 6.1.0.app (second row, second last item from right). However, the icon for it doesn't show up in Launchpad. The icons for the other 4 showed up in Launchpad normally after the installation.

I can search for and launch the app fine using Spotlight.

Later I moved the 4 app icons in a Launchpad folder named NetLogo.

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What could possibly be preventing NetLogo 6.1.0.app icon from appearing in Launchpad, and how can I make it show up? I have tried reinstalling by running:

brew cask zap netlogo

followed by

brew cask install netlogo.

I am running macOS Mojave 10.14.6.

  • My Brew Apps are listed in the other folder. Aug 3, 2019 at 22:34
  • @ThomasNelson Other folder in Launchpad? In my case there are only default apps in Other folder.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Aug 3, 2019 at 22:37
  • I dont know why iSSTP shows up in the Other folder but that's what I installed from brew and that's where it shows up. Like I said I am totally baffled as to why it shows up there and some things dont. It doesn't bother me though because I dont use launchpad anyways. Aug 3, 2019 at 22:43
  • @ThomasNelson I don't use Launchpad much either. What I am curious to learn is what could prevent an app from showing up in Launchpad.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Aug 3, 2019 at 22:46
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    I wonder if the Apps have to be signed... Aug 3, 2019 at 22:48

1 Answer 1


To add an icon/app to Launchpad, you can simply drag it to the Launchpad icon.

  • Launchpad icon in the Dock?
    – Nimesh Neema
    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:19
  • Yes, exactly. Did it work for you?
    – molle
    Aug 5, 2019 at 10:23
  • Nope it didn’t.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Aug 5, 2019 at 10:28

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