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I am just curious, what are some alternatives to the Mac App Store? Basically, I want something that will update my applications. Since the Mac App Store doesn't do this with applications not purchased from the Mac App Store, I need something else. In addition, I would also like to be able to browse apps.

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Alternative regarding what? Easy payment? User ratings? Featured apps? Ability to download Mac apps in general? Native app to browse applications? Integrated automatic updates? License and re-download management? Audited, signed, and sandboxed apps? – Thilo Feb 19 '12 at 8:23
@Thilo Thanks. See my updated question. – daviesgeek Feb 19 '12 at 17:11
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If you want an app-based app store alternative, then try Bodega. It's a pretty good app that allows user to download/buy apps that existed before the app store did. However, if that's not enough, you can always use different websites such as, etc.

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I've tried Bodega, and love it, until now. Everything works in it except the browser. I can't browse apps at all, even after reinstalling it. – daviesgeek Feb 19 '12 at 17:12
Hmm... it works perfectly on mine. If Bodega isn't working, you can use AppFresh, though you can only update apps and not really browser apps. – theAmateurProgrammer Feb 19 '12 at 23:45
Are you using Lion? – daviesgeek Feb 19 '12 at 23:49
Yep, but there shouldn't be any difference to it as it's the same app. Have you tried checking if the website's blocked by your firewall or your router? – theAmateurProgrammer Feb 19 '12 at 23:58
How do I know what I'm looking for? I know how to check both, but I don't know what I'm looking for. – daviesgeek Feb 20 '12 at 0:47

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