The Mac App Store

For some reason I should be more excited about the Mac App Store than I am right? I thought it was strange that it’s not integrated into iTunes. I looked for Mac apps there for 10 minutes before I figured out the new store launched from the Apple menu or dock. In a way I’m happy about that because iTunes is way too clunky already but the new Mac App Store’s home is inconsistant. Ok getting past that… the desktop SoundCloud app is the launch winner as far as music stuff goes. It’s nice, new and makes sense for some although I think I will simply keep using the website. The only music software I download after the big one (Ableton) are plug-ins and those are a no go so… I bought the update to iMovie which is the only thing I wanted out of new iLife. It’s a start.

“You can browse Mac apps by category, such as games, productivity, music, and more. Or do a quick search for something specific. Read developer descriptions and user reviews. Flip through screenshots. When you find an app you like, click to buy it.” – apple.com/mac/app-store/

For more info: apple.com/mac/app-store/

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on January 7, 2011 at 8:45 am, filed under apple and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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3 Responses to “The Mac App Store”

  1. We’ve always been able to install software on our Macs so I’m not entirely sure what all the fuss is about. This would be a far bigger deal if installing apps wasn’t previously allowed or something. But as it is, meh.

  2. substrain says:

    What I’m excited about is that it will show you whether
    there are any new updates to the applications you have installed
    and then be able to update with a click, just like with
    iOS.

  3. Raytrace says:

    yeh i have to say it is a bit ridic – cos like on proper PC’s/macs – applications were always there? – but I suppose it’s just marketing in preperation for all this ‘convergence’ and for the (unfortunately in my eyes) inevitability that a vast majority of machines on the planet will be tablet/touch based. CES had signs all over it – intel makin chips with GPU properties built in, and vice versa nVidia launching an x86 based chip???

    also Windows 8 being announced for ARM and SoC stuff

    I suppose as long as there’ll at least still be the option of using a real keyboard and mouse I’m happy :D

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