The Mac App Store is a digital distribution platform for OS X applications developed by Apple.

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Restart download Mac OS X (macOS) Sierra, Developer Preview version

My download of macOS Sierra (Developer Preview, see press release) began downloading, appearing in the Launchpad app. But then got interrupted. It failed to restart, so I deleted the icon in Launchpad ...
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Change from Developer to Enterprise

Hi my manager has changed the license from app store to enterprise. I am looking at the member centre and wondered it it tells you that it is an enterprise license? The Apple ID is still the same as ...
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Few of my applications start

I have a Macbook Pro 15 inch 2009 running OS X 10.10.2. I want to update the OS to El Capitan but the App Store won't open - nor will Safari, Contact, Calendars etc. Chrome seems to be one of a ...
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Any way to recover Yosemite download from AppStore?

When I opened the folder of previously paid-for apps on the AppStore in order to download Yosemite, I inadvertently clicked the "X" mark next to the "Download" button. This removed Yosemite from the ...
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Apple's policy on hybrid apps: >60% of native code

So one of our consultors recently told us that Apple rejected their hybrid app because "It has to contain at least 60% of native code", which of course is hard to accomplish if you decided to go ...
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Mac iTunes requests update, but App store says no updates available

Recently I got a iPhone 5 with iOS 9.3 installed. On connecting it to my computer iTunes said that I needed at least iTunes 12.2.2. I had 12.0 at the time. Mac Running Yosemite. I clicked download,...
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Can't share my card with family members, have to buy everything twice

I am a "family organizer". The card is set to be shared with the members of the family. Yet everybody has to use my account. Just tried it with my wife, urged her to login as herself (App Store asked ...
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Can't sign in to the Mac App Store

I am trying to update to El Capitan. I am being asked for my Apple ID and password. I entered both correctly however I am being asked to enter a verification code after the password (see screenshot)....
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Air Apps for Mac OSX: Code object is not signed at all

I have already developed and published several Air Apps for Mac OSX before. The last one was published on the Mac App Store in July 2015 - everything worked fine back then. This week I've finished ...
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Is there an alternativ way to upgrade OSX El Capitan without AppStore. Its so slow

I am downloading OSX El Capitan through AppStore and it runs already 10 hours. I have downloaded 1,5 GB so far. I fear I can't work next week because of this slow download process. I need it because ...
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I can't update from Lion 10.7.5 to El Capitan

I just keep getting this appear when downloading from the Apple App Store
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OS X 10.11.5 Update won't download

I am having trouble downloading the OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 Update. Both direct downloads and App Store downloads end up being crazy slow (1kb/sec). Other App Store downloads or the direct iTunes 12.4 ...
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How to resume paused download app in launchpad?

I have recently updated apps and for apparent reason one app seems to be stuck and hasn't been continuing to download for 2 days now, I have checked the App store to see if there's another update and ...
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Can I Use TestFlight Beta Testing for Apps Not Created Using Xcode?

I just submitted my enrollment application to be an Apple Developer. I have three Mac 3D Puzzle apps that were created using Unity 5.3.2 that I plan to sign and submit to the Mac App Store after I'm ...
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get rid of uninstalled app from updates in app store

In the app store, I have a update for an app called "Nepenthes", by Wei Li, which claims to be "for enterprise solution". However, I've never installed an app by that name, and I can't find it ...
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How Do I Get Testers for my App Submissions?

I submitted my enrollment in the Apple Developer Program a couple of days ago. I'm waiting to be approved. I have Mac 3D Puzzle apps that were created as .app files using Unity 5.3.2. I plan to ...
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Mac App Store: we could not complete your update the server gave an error during download: 403 Forbidden

I wish to update Xcode with Mac App Store and receive this error we could not complete your update the server gave an error during download: 403 Forbidden I am logged in with my AppleID. Other ...
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App Store is stuck downloading Software Update

So, I have tried a lot of stuff but my App Store keeps getting stuck downloading the OS update that you see in the first picture below. I have tried canceling, restarting, deleting some files ...
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force quit download from App Store

How can I force quit download from App Store? I wanted to download OS X El Capitan for virtual machine usage (I don't have Install El Capitan.app in Applications for some reason), but my download is ...
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Unable to Run Update From 10.7 Lion to 10.11 El Capitan

I recently reinstalled OS X, which with my MacBook Pro (2012 Model) meant that it grabbed Lion from internet recovery. It successfully installed, and I installed some updates, but when it comes to ...
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How to remove the downloaded OS X El Capitan from App Store

I downloaded OS X El Capitan from the app store to create a bootable usb drive and now that I am done, I dont know how to delete it. There is no un-install option in the app store. How can I delete ...
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Xcode not showing latest iOS update?

I am currently trying to run my prototype app on my physical iOS device. An error is coming up saying "Could not find Developer Disk." I have come to the conclusion (by looking at other question on ...
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OS X Server: Can't upgrade or configure: App Store fails: “This action could not be completed”

My Mac OS X Server (which is used for wiki as well as a build server / time machine backup hub) is broken due to App Store update problems, and upgrading doesn't work because I cannot authenticate ...
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Change Mac App Store download location? [duplicate]

I currently have a Windows partition installed on my Mac, for CptS reasons, and since that took up a majority of my storage space, I've been using an external hard drive to save documents and whatnot. ...
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Buy an App on the Mac App Store without having enough HD space

If you don’t have enough free space on your HD, and you are trying to buy an App in the AppStore, you get a message, that you don’t have enough free space and you can’t buy it. Since I always ...
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OS X El Capitan download button is grayed out

I'm currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and trying to upgrade to OS X El Capitan. I'm in the App Store on the OS X El Capitan page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-el-capitan/id1018109117?mt=...
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include additional executables in Mac-App-Store application?

Is it possible to include additional executables (custom builds of Mongo-DB, PHP-FPM, Node.JS and NGINX) in my Mac application and publish to the Mac App Store? I have been searching a lot the ...
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App submission and approval on Hackintosh (2016)

We just recently developed an iOS app on a iMac. The process to get the approval tooks us 15 days. Our Mac got damaged and won't turn on. We need to keep developing while the Mac is on repair. Will ...
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Can't update Xcode

I am aware there are more questions with the same title, but I couldn't find any other post with this specific case. I have XCode 7.0 and I want to update to the last version (7.3). But it doesn't ...
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Mac app store Xcode stuck on install/installing

After a couple of false starts trying to download Xcode, I downloaded the dmg instead and succesfully installed Xcode 7.3 but in the App Store, it shows up as installed or installing like this: I ...
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Run app that has expired by Apple fiat?

My Mac is running out of space and its shutting down VMs on occasion. I purchased a program called Space Gremlin from the App Store a few years ago. When I attempt to run Space Gremlin, I get the ...
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Download error with no specification does not let me download any app

I started downloading osx el capitan but could not continue so I canceled since then it has "blocked" my apps' downloads, and itjust gives me this error message and the "learn more" won't work. I am ...
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MacBook Pro trouble signing into App Store, iMessage and iCloud

New macbook and while trying to sign into the App Store, iMessage and iCloud it just loads for hours, correct email and password yet loading symbol appears and spins for hours. Any fixes??
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Force Re-Download of El Capitan from the App Store?

I'm trying to download the latest version of El Capitan (10.11.4) to build an updated flash drive installer. I fire up the App Store, click the OS X El Capitan link on the right, then click the ...
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OS X App Store hides available system updates but let's installing them

Available system updates are available for installation but are not shown in the list. Previous updates are displayed correctly. You can see how it looks like on the screenshot. This issue started to ...
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Access Mac App Store via VPN

I am pretty new to Macs, but I am not sure that is relevant here. I do use a VPN sometimes (and will do so more). It seems to work OK for browsers, email etc as it should. However, I wanted to change ...
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How to deploy software (updates) to client Macs and make these updates to be installed in the next login?

We have a lot of Macs in my company. Generally, we will deploy a lot of software or system updates to those client Macs with some polices within Casper Suite. The deployment always works well when ...
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New Mac Apple ID won't accept payment details

Having just unwrapped my new Mac and set up Apple ID, I tried to download the updates waiting for me. I get a message saying "This Apple ID has not been used yet in the App Store. Please review your ...
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Mac app store doesn't show any updates

Lately Mac app store has stopped showing any updates. It always says 'No updates available'. Please see a screenshot here. It doesn't even show about OS installed. Can somebody share a solution to ...
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Is it too much paranoia to be suspicious of software that require a separate “Helper App”?

I was out trying to find a good system monitor application and decided to give a shot to Monity, which has gotten several good reviews from respectable journals. What bothers me is that the ...
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I can't download El Capitan from App Store

I think the title is pretty selfdescribing, but ok :) I go to App Store, I click on download button on OS X El Capitan (it is listed under Utilities), and nothing happens and the El Capitan is not ...
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Could not update apps from AppStore (unexpected error occurred while signing in)

It's some days that, when I try to update apps from the AppStore clicking the button "Update", the following error messages are displayed: and immediately after clicking "OK", it appears: I am ...
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Mass Change Security to Mac App only option

looking to see if others have created a successful way in using ARD to deploy a script to change the security settings from Mac App & Identified developers to Mac App store only. OSX - 10.9.5 ...
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App Store can't verify purchased applications

This morning, when launching an application I purchased from the App store some time ago, I was greeted with a sign-in box telling me that Apple needed to verify the application. I signed in using my ...
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How to package Quicklook plugins for AppStore

I developed a bunch of specialized Quicklook plugins and would like to share them through the App store. Is there a way of packaging them and distributing them through the App Store?
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How To Resume OS X El Capitan download after shutting down MacBook Air?

I went to download the OS X El Capitan on my MacBook Air. Yesterday I've downloaded 2GB with 256kbps download speed. After downloading it all day, time to let the MacBook Air rest. This morning I went ...
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Login Prompt from App Store when Starting an App I've Been Using

I like to make unique passwords and store them in a vault. A few months ago I purchased a new vault from the App Store on my Mac (mid 2014 Macbook Pro running Yosemite) that I could also use on my ...
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Use a Mac App Store free app without having to associate/login to AppleID?

The scenario: I'm working on a friend's Mac. To proceed with the task at hand, I need a specific tool. This tool is available for free (and does not use in app purchases) from the Mac App Store, but ...
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Why is the Xcode 7 download size different with the app store and a .dmg download?

I was recently trying to download Xcode 7 for my MacBook Pro, and I noticed that when I downloaded it as a .dmg file in my browser it said the file size had a size of 4.8 GB, but when I downloaded it ...
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Keynote won't update

I'm trying to update my version of Keynote to 6.6.1 (it's now 6.2.2) so I can open presentations created in newer versions, but every time I click the "update" button on the App Store, all I get is ...