Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Deafjeff, Jan 7, 2011.
What do people think of the new app store for mac......
It looks like a good way to keep all your software up to date and keep a record of what you've bought etc. In one sense I think it's good, in another way I think I'd prefer them to have developed something a bit better/more useful?
I just now got the update and am having a "first look".
So far, I like it. I like it a lot! It puts all of what I'm looking for in one cohesive spot.
Of course, it also means that the developers have to adopt doing business in it. But I think that'll be a no brainer. Especially for the small developer who was just using his web site as a store front and something like Digital River or Paypal for payment processing.
Tom macwave:... time will tell!)
A bit early for me to say, I quite like the idea of being able to download everything from one easy place and have it tell me about updates. Another way, I dont like the idea of Apple being SO much in control.
They've said that the next OS (lion) will have many more IOS features from the iphone/ipad so I can see where they're going with it all. I guess its like books on kindle/ipad, I like the download idea but I'll kinda miss having the nice boxes (plus given I'll be downloading stuff, you'd think the prices would go down a bit but nah)
The price thing is a bit of a sore spot for me. What are you actually paying for? With books it's easy to calculate the retail price, but with a digital version the only 'costs' towards making it is basically the ongoing hosting on the server somewhere to download it from?
Is this something on iTunes?
Nope. This is a totally new store that gets installed for Mac users with the Mac OS X 10.6.6 update. Provides a new application for the Mac App Store and a menu pick off the Apple menu.
Tom macwave:... pickin' and grinnin')
Oh I see. I'm using OS X 10.5.8 which will explain why I couldn't find it.
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