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There are times that I'd like to browse the OS X App Store from my iPad - to get info for future reference. But when I try, I get a message that I have to use a Mac.

Is there a way around this?

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Have you tried the Mac App Store Preview: itunes.apple.com/us/genre/mac/id39?mt=12? –  jaume Dec 10 '12 at 15:00
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As @jaume has mentioned, you can use the Mac App Store Preview on Apple's Website to browser apps from the Mac App Store. The same exists for iOS apps and is labeled as iTunes Preview.

As you will have already noticed, the search box on Apple's website is not very helpful when searching for Apps. The best alternative I can think of uses a google query. In the Google search box type:

site:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ "Mac App Store" MyKeyword

...which uses the URL:

http://www.google.com/search?&q=site:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/%20%22Mac%20App%20Store%22%20
  1. Copy and paste the URL
  2. Add your keyword to the end (separate multiple keywords by %20)
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Thanks to both @jaume and gentmatt. From iMac, the itunes preview works -- I was going to say visa-versa in my question, so I'm peased to have this link as well. I'm on the iMac now, but will use the ipad -> mac app version pretty soon. Also, the search advice whould be helpful. –  John Velman Dec 11 '12 at 17:56
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