MacMost Now 500: Using The Mac App Store

In episode number 500 of MacMost Now, Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at the Mac App Store. After updating to Mac OS X 10.6.6 you can browse, purchase and download Macintosh software using the Mac App Store, which fundamentally changes the way Mac users get software.

Comments: 15 Responses to “MacMost Now 500: Using The Mac App Store”

    Camilo Guadalupe-Torres
    8 years ago

    Thanks for all your effort and disposition!!

      Lynn
      8 years ago

      Once you have the app in your dock, how do you get it out of the dock? If I purchased, let us say, 2 apps, my dock would be on overload. Where do you store these apps other than the dock?

        8 years ago

        The app is really in your Applications folder. The Dock only contains an alias to the app. You can simply drag the alias up and out of the Dock to remove it. The app itself remains in the Applications folder, it is only the alias that has been removed.
        You can then launch it any number of ways such as going to your Applications folder and double-clicking on it. Or, using Spotlight to launch it. See episode 436: http://macmost.com/17-ways-to-launch-an-application-in-mac-os-x.html

    Peter Dahl
    8 years ago

    I’ve been wanting to relay this for some time, and this seems to be the perfect occasion:

    Thanks for some truly great content. As a rather new Mac user your to-the-point and no-nonsense videos are just what the doctor ordered. Very useful and greatly appreciated. Looking forward to the next 500 videos as well!

      8 years ago

      Thanks!

      biLL
      8 years ago

      yeS! you aRe a BLessing to/4 MAC Lovers eVerywheRe…

    Albert777
    8 years ago

    Love the app store and Gold Strike!! thanks for all you do!!
    One glitch I did notice is when you download an app from the store it won’t let you change the icon like you could before (copy.png, get info, click on app icon, paste new icon.

    Rod
    8 years ago

    Thanks for all your videos – I find them very informative!

    You stated that Apple will be releasing individual App up-dates for programs in bundles. I wonder if Apple will finally release an up-date for programs in iLife (like iWeb) that was ‘missed’ on the iLife’11 up-grade?

      8 years ago

      I doubt it. I think iWeb and iDVD are near end-of-life. iWeb was outdated when it first came out (old, antiquated way or building web pages) and iDVD is limited by what a DVD can do — and DVDs are being replaced by online.

    Alejandro
    8 years ago

    Congratulations on your 500th episode! As always, great information.

    I was wondering… if I already have installed an application through the traditional method (Let’s say TextWrangler), would its updates be automatically recognized in the App Store? Or should I install it again through the App Store?

    It seems the App Store is kind of an enhanced version of Linux’s Synaptic, don’t you think?

      8 years ago

      There is some question now as to what happens with 3rd-party apps you already own. Some say that you wont be able to get updates. But I guess the developer can always give them to you by their site if they wish. We’ll have to see what happens.

        Alejandro
        8 years ago

        Hi. I did a little test with TextWrangler, which I already had installed in the traditional way and It’s free. I installed it again from the App Store and yesterday I checked – there was an update. Smooth and easy.

    Scott
    8 years ago

    Gary, as always, thanks for the excellent info. My question is are apps downloaded from the Mac app store as fully featured as tradition boxed sets. For instance, over the holidays I purchased Aperture 3, for $187.00. I see that it’s for sale on the app store for $79.00. Is this the same exact software? Are there any differences?

      8 years ago

      It appears that Aperture in the App Store is the same. Apple just dropped the price. I haven’t tried it, but it seems that it is the same application.
      I just think this was a special case for Aperture. I haven’t heard of anything else, except that you can also get iLife and iWork applications individually now.
      Of course it would be up to 3rd-party developers as to what they do with the app store. But I doubt there would be any reason for them to release a different app store version than one elsewhere. And Apple does not allow trial versions in the app store.

    lubo
    8 years ago

    Congratulations ,Gary!!!You and your site are doing great job!I hope you’ll keep me away from the increasing disappointment from Apple and its OSX,which ,with all the bugs remind me more and more Windows OS !

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