Apple Launches Mac App Store With More Than 1,000 Apps
Apple has launched its long-awaited Mac App Store with more than 1,000 free and paid applications.
The Mac App Store is essentially the desktop version of the same experience that iOS users have been enjoying for years: a categorized list of apps that are easy to find, buy and install. Click on an app, enter your iTunes password (the same one you use to buy apps through your iPhone), and you’ll be able to use your new app as soon as it’s downloaded and installed.
The store lets users browse through new and hot apps, staff favorites and top charts to find the best apps available. App categories include education, games, graphics and design, lifestyle, productivity, utilities and others.
For a sample of pricing, you can get Apple’s own iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand apps for $14.99 each; Pages, Keynote and Numbers are available for $19.99 each, while Aperture 3 costs $79.99.
You can check out the store either by downloading the latest Mac OS X update (v10.6.6) or by visitingapple.com/mac/app-store. Developers interested in creating apps for the Mac App Store can go todeveloper.apple.com/programs/mac for more info.