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The Mac App Store is just like the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. So it's as easy to find and download Mac apps as it is to add your favorite magazine to iPad or a new game to iPod touch. 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.
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Version 1.1.1:
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Apple App Store User Discussion (Write a Review)
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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 28 Aug 2013
For me there is no "up side" to the MAS. I don't like anything about it. Very apparently we are stuck with it to some degree. Bad apple!
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Jynto reviewed on 30 Mar 2013
The MAC is a good idea, but terribly implemented. It ONLY allows you to download the latest version of an app, even if that developer has dropped compatibility for Snow Leopard, which I still use!

It's terrible that if I accidentally update to an incompatible version of an app, there is no way to restore that compatibility, except for a convenient backup. That should never have been allowed.

And on top of that, no option for a free trial. I'm not going to pay $50 for something I haven't had the chance to use.I don't know how Apple think they can get away with this.
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Penguirl reviewed on 26 Feb 2013
The Mac App Store puts alias' on the Dock that I don't want, and it currently shows that I have seven updates available when four have been installed and three I do not want. There is also no way to indicate that past installs have been deleted, or to use the MAS to delete installations. I use it as little as possible for these reasons, and because I prefer MU's model.
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lemon-kun commented on 05 Oct 2012
What I really don't like about the MacAppStore is the review system – it doesn't work properly, and it seems that Apple isn't willing to fix it.

I had about 15 apps for which I couldn't leave a review. I don't know why, but it seems others had these problems too. I contacted and informed Apple's MAS (iTunes) support team about each and every one of these errors, and usually they've just given me a refund for the app (however I could keep the app) and then given me 10 iTunes song credits for my troubles.

So while I can't really say the MAS was bad for me, and I have to admit that Apple's support team is very generous, I feel bad about the MAS. I mean, if you can't trust the review system and there is no demo, how can you decide if an app is worth the money? (My solution: MacUpdate)

Also, while I like it to get apps for free plus the iTunes credits, shouldn't the support actually try to fix the problems instead of throwing money at it?
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Ronnb reviewed on 18 Apr 2012
The concept behind this app is its greatest flaw and is reflected when I try to use it. If the user buys an Apple in another country and activates an account with Apple, this app only displays the store and language from that country so this means that if you are from the UK or America and can't read French or Japanese and you're Apple product was activated there, you are out of luck unless you jump through the additional hoops of creating a new Apple ID and linking that to a credit card back in your country and even then there can be problems.
This application is functions based upon where your credit card is from and not what language you want to use on your iGadget!
This also means that Apple can and will determine what software you install on your Mac and how you can install and run it.
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Leo-Telles commented on 26 Dec 2011
They said it uploaded to 1.1.1 but mine is 1.1.2 already and still the same (big) lag and bugs!
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Slarkin reviewed on 08 Dec 2011
DEVONagent Express is a fine product, but the App Store is very problematic. I went there to update to 3.1.1 in my account and it tells me that all my apps are up to date. I go to DEVONtechnologies, LLC URL and no is no choice to update on their site and, of course, we can no longer update certain applications on MacUpdate. DEVONagent Express itself contains no updater. So what is one to do????

I have found the App Store to be so unlike anything the Steve Jobs envisioned or even a representative as an Apple product. This is not the first time that the App Store has been a problem for me, plus the last time I e-mailed them for support online, with the online acknowledgement that my e-mail was received, I never received a reply from the App Store.

The App Store has never been user friendly, unlike Apple online or Apple Stores!!!
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Trashie commented on 11 Oct 2011
Hmmm.

If you have seen Steve Jobs (RIP) interviews you will know he was discussing these "apps" that could take data from the cloud (basically a web server - or a fluffy cloud of marketing mabye). Anyway he discussed how in certain cases they are better than web sites as the client is under full control of the programmers. Coders are not forced to use a browser.

This is a classic example and one of the first on OSX. On iOS these are rampant now. it annoys me as it is dry and boring and feels just grey but this site is alive with comments and is very colourful. On iOS it is touchy and wobbles so not so grey...but still grey.

I can see it's worth but I would hate to loose a site like this for a grey Apple cell were you have straight jacket on just in case you say something naughty. That would be me banned.

I just can't see people installing a zillion apps or an app every time they want content. Much easier to use a browser. Can these cloud apps kill web sites? I think some will sadly. But I still see a need for web sites forever.
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Negritude commented on 06 Oct 2011
A new article from MacWorld that summarizes the concern that the Mac App Store will drag the platform down:

http://macworld.com/article/162503/2011/10/the_app_culture.html
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Negritude replied on 06 Oct 2011
And another related opinion:

http://macworld.com/article/162504/2011/10/app_sandboxing_risks_eroding_the_macs_identity.html
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Pripyat replied on 29 May 2012
Well, personally, as a developer, the App Store ruins business for us. Both the iOS and Mac App Store have created a "free" or "bargain" culture that expect good apps to be sold for 99 cents or given away for free.

Thanks Apple, much apprechiated.
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Pripyat commented on 14 Sep 2011
This may be a good solution for newcomers to the Mac, but for developer, this is a huge problem. Apple has quite heavily devaluated the worth of software with the App Store, increasing the amount of "Free Culture" people out there and/or people expecting a bargain price for hard work. Also, Apple doesn't care for developer e-mails at all. You're lucky if you even get an automated e-mail back. On top of that, by November 2011, their "sandboxing" policy will be enforced on the App Store, which means all pro apps will be pulled, leaving only software behind that is contained to its sandbox.

Their approach of slowly fusing iOS and Mac OS X together is going to go very wrong for them.
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Deemery had trouble on 06 Apr 2011
If you can't install updates of things you've already purchased through the App Store, it's possible the Spotlight indexing the store depends on has gone bad. Open System Preferences -> Spotlight, click on the Privacy tab. Add your hard drive (e.g. "Macintosh HD"). Close that window and reboot. Then open System Preferences -> Spotlight, click on the Privacy tab, and remove "Macintosh HD". Let the index rebuild, and then re-launch the App Store. I had 2 updates that would not load, this fixed one of them. (I'm still trying to figure out how to fix the other update.)
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Katuzero had trouble on 07 Jan 2011
Can't Login or Access Account Info on Mac App Store

I'm unable to either login or access account info on the Mac App Store. I click "Login" or "Account" from the sidebar and absolutely nothing happens. I sit and wait, thinking perhaps it's just a little slow, and nothing. Anybody else having this issue and is there any way to fix it?
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Stevehhhhh replied on 26 Feb 2011
Hi, Look behind your window for a new window to log into. However, while I have found the window, I cannot get info into it. I did contact Apple,but they were no help whatsoever. Perhaps when Apple upgrades (if ever), the new version will work. We can hope!!!

Steve

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Jjpong rated on 23 Dec 2013

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Zx81 rated on 27 Jul 2011

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Wikno rated on 24 Jun 2011

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widethtripp rated on 21 Jun 2011

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