The Mac App Store is basically just a desktop version of their hugely successful iOS store that Apple users have been enjoying for quite some time. The Mac App Store sorts apps in easy to browse and search categories like games, graphics, productivity, education, lifestyle and utilities as well as popular lists including new releases, most downloaded and staff favorites among others.
Purchasing and installing apps from the Mac App Store is as easy as it is on the iPhone. Just click on an app, enter your iTunes password and the app(s) will download and install.
To check out the new Mac App Store yourself, just download the latest Mac OS X update (v10.6.6) from under your Apple menu (Apple > Software Update) or by visiting apple.com/mac/app-store or check out Gizmos For Geeks Mac App Store walk-through. If you’re more interested in making your own apps, then go to developer.apple.com. Apple does a pretty generous split with Developers, so go get rich coding.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.