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Is there a way to find out today how many applications are in the Mac AppStore approximately?

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I use to get information like this. In the right sidebar of every page, it shows the total stats of all the app stores. For example, as of 18 Sep 2011 at 5:10pm GMT, the sidebar shows:

Total Apps

Total Apps Approved: 595452

Total Available Apps: 462144

Total Available iPhone Apps: 411134

Total Available iPad Apps: 132388

Total Available Mac Apps: 6939

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Thanks for answering! To keep this from being too localized (only true for a short amount of time), please edit this to tell not the current numbers, but how you got them. Thanks! – Nathan Greenstein Sep 18 '11 at 16:20
@NathanGreenstein better? :) – Dave DeLong Sep 18 '11 at 18:02
Perfect! Thanks – Nathan Greenstein Sep 18 '11 at 18:39

I believe there is a Browse button when you're in the App Store in iTunes. As long as you don't do it from within an App Store Category it should give you a complete list of apps. At the top you should see something that tells you that you're in page 1 of X where X is the total number of pages. Multiply that by the number of apps in each page and you have your number. Hope this helps.

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Ah good point. Except I can't find a "all categories". By the way I'm talking about the Mac app store, not iOS (therefore not iTunes) – nute Aug 19 '11 at 14:28
My bad. I misread your question. And yes, the Mac App Store does not have a similar page. Having said that, the best way to get the exact number on any given day should be thru Apple. Maybe on the web version of the Mac App Store? You know, when you search for an app online and the app makers links to it; if you don't have the Mac App Store installed (like, if you're on a PC) then your browser will open on a web-front for the store. I wonder if there are browsing features from there. – Christian Correa Aug 19 '11 at 14:39
This link takes you to a browser version of the Mac App Store. It is easier to browse here than on the actual Mac App Store on your Mac: – Christian Correa Aug 19 '11 at 15:11

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