A Beginner’s Guide to the Mac App Store

If you are new to Mac you may not have had the chance to use the Mac App Store very much. The App Store is a great way to get all of your software since it is more secure, a trusted payment system, and easy to find apps you need. You can look at top charts, read reviews and search for apps. Any apps you purchase can be installed on all of your Macs.

Comments: 7 Responses to “A Beginner’s Guide to the Mac App Store”

    Bob
    2 years ago

    ‘App Store’ is a good one to dump off your dock… in the real world it’s rarely if ever used for anything beyond updates; and can be quickly accessed via the Apple Menu if/when needed.

    2 years ago

    Bob: A lot of people access it weekly or even daily to see what is new.

    pw
    2 years ago

    Will the App Store icon “automatically” display the number of apps needing an upgrade, or, does one need to open the app and select “update” in the lower right corner? I used to use iTunes all the time for updating and b-up of my devices; with that update function now NOT iTunes functional the need is there to act accordingly. To Bob’s point-no flag leave it in the dock to remember to upgrade and if icon is “auto-flagged” then park the icon anywhere.

    2 years ago

    pw: In my experience, the number updates automatically, but not constantly. So sometimes when you go to the Updates screen the number changes to reflect new updates from the last time it checked. You have the option to have updates applied automatically, so you really never have to do it at all.

    Roger Mann
    2 years ago

    When I need an app I use the search function in the App Store. Apple makes this hard to see and Bob, the good company man that he is, doesn’t mention it.

    Joe Hagedorn
    2 years ago

    I cannot find the search function in Apple App, nor could I in the former app used which I cannot recall as an 82 year old. Occasionally, on different websites, a new app was mention, but rarely was a link shown. I would look for up to an hour and never find the new app.

    2 years ago

    Joe: The Search field is at the top right corner of the app at all times.

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