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

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What are “Popular Apps” on the Mac App Store?

The Mac App Store features "Popular Apps". The list even comprises apps with a rating of 2 or less.. which seems weird. 'Better' apps are not listed.. do we have any clue how this list is compiled ...
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Why are past purchases no longer showing after I change country of my Apple ID?

Recently I've changed the country in my Apple ID account. While everything else is fine there's an issue with my purchases. All Apps that were purchased before the change don't appear in Purchased ...
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Asinine message preventing me from installing Xcode on 10.9.4 [duplicate]

Every time I try to install Xcode from within the Mac App Store, I get "Download for free? This item will be added to your Purchases and will be available even if your Family Sharing Status changes". ...
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How to update App Store application from command line?

I would like to force an update of App Store applications from the command line. How can I do this? Please provide working solution.
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Xcode 6.2 to 6.4 update failed

I waited for about 8 hours to finish my 2.6 GB download to update from Xcode 6.2 to 6.4. After waiting it says it is installed. Opening Xcode it prompted me to install additional files and I accepted ...
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“View In Mac App Store” button in Firefox

Does anyone know if it's possible to get the "View In Mac App Store" button on web based pages (e.g. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jellyfissh/id416399476 ) to open the mac app store when using ...
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Unable to Install apps onto my iPad (Stuck on “waiting…”) [duplicate]

For the past several days, I have been unable to install ANY apps onto my iPad. When I click "GET" and then "INSTALL", it just says "Waiting..." below the app icon. This is what it looks like (not ...
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Apple CDN direct download links

last time a new update for El Capitan was available, my MacBook always got stuck in the middle of downloading the new update through the AppStore. So I tried to google my problem and found a ...
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How update to latest Beta software of Mac OS X without having to update incrementally

I'm right now on Beta 2 of Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" (15A204h) The Mac App Store wants me to update to Beta 3 I know that the latest Beta is Beta 7 (15A263e) Redeeming the code for Beta 7 ...
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The work E-mail address you entered is already associated with a different Apple ID. Please, try a different Work E-mail

I can't open a VPP account. https://deploy.apple.com/qforms/open/register/enroll1/avs?program=vpp No matter what details I put in, I get the same message: The work E-mail address you entered is ...
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How to add second Apple ID to my account to shop in App Store in a different country

I live and work in the UK and in Germany. My first Apple ID is registered and linked to App Sore UK. I can't shop in the German App Store with that, but the App I need is not available in the UK ...
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How do I update iMovie to the latest version

I purchased my MacBook Pro in October 2014. It's running OS X 10.10.4 "Yosemite". Can I update iMovie to the latest version at no charge?
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Mac App Store apps without internet connection

I want to set up a Mac running a recent version of OS X but I don't want it to be connected to the internet because of security reasons. Is it possible to copy and activate apps bought and installed ...
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Access to refunded in-app purchases

Is it normal that refunded in-app purchases (on the Mac) can still be re-downloaded without charge?
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How do delete stuck download of Xcode 5 from app store?

Initially I was downloading Xcode 5 from the Mac App Store, but I found it extremely slow, and so I stopped the download. Then I downloaded it from the developer web site instead, which was much ...
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Xcode failed to download. Use the Purchases page to try again

Xcode is showing in the Mac App Store, ready to be updated. Clicking update results in an error: Xcode failed to download. Use the Purchases page to try again. Steps taken that didn't help: ...
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Can I upgrade to a recent but not the latest iMovie?

Can I upgrade to a later version of iMovie (but not the latest) ? Were can I find later versions of iMovie ? I have an older version of iMovie 8.0.6 which has worked fine until I upgraded to OS X ...
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GUI alternative to ImageMagick Montage (very simple collage)

For example Instagram's pictures are quite low resolution. I normally join a few pictures together with montage (installed with brew, from ImageMagick project). montage IMG_7771.JPG IMG_7772.JPG ...
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Is it legal to install one copy of Final Cut Pro X on six different Macs owned by six different people?

I am wondering if it is legal and/or possible to buy a copy of Final Cut Pro X and then share the disk and the cost with five other people?
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“Sign in to download from the App Store” with a different Apple ID

I am trying to update software on a Macbook. Before doing so, apparently I have to "Sign in to download from the App Store." It provides me with a form asking for an Apple ID and password to do so. ...
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How to access App Store using only IPv6?

There must be people curious about why I have to do this, so let me explain the reason first—Now I'm in an institute of Chinese Academic of Science, and the network environment is irritating. I'm ...
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Can I install or update Mac App Store apps through a command line using terminal?

Is there an official way provided by Apple or a workaround so that I can install or update Mac App Store apps through Terminal?
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Can I move applications downloaded from the App Store?

I have way too many applications and sadly sometimes I forget if I have an application for a particular purpose. So I thought I would like to organize /Applications into folders. For example "Audio, ...
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How to skip an update in Yosemite?

Hi I want to skip this update in Yosemite and cannot hide it by right click > hide update because the right click simply does not work. Also tried in terminal: softwareupdate --ignore Pre-release ...
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Does installing Yosemite require an internet connection?

After it has finished downloading, does installing Yosemite require an internet connection to install?
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I cannot sign in to App Store with my Apple ID

I created a new Apple ID and verified it. In the App Store, when I want to update or upgrade my OS X, it is asking me to sign in to download. I try to sign in but I cannot — there is no error or ...
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What is the difference between Top Grossing and Top Paid in the App Store?

In App Store, What is the different between Top Grossing and Top Paid?
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Download iPhoto for Yosemite?

How can I download the last iPhoto version for Yosemite? Looks like any links are invalid now that Photos is out. And upgrading a pre-Yosemite version does not work. There is an update button but it ...
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Different owners of apps in /Applications depending on installation technique

I have noticed that pre-installed as well as apps installed from the App Store located in /Applications show permissions like this: drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel 102 Jan 1 2014 Mail.app whereas ...
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Sign in without credit card if the Apple id is already created

I have create my apple Id online using chrome and not from the App store or Itunes. Now when i try to download any free app from the app store it gives me a error that the Apple id i am using has ...
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AppStore formatting is broken

My Macbook, Version 10.9.5 Build 13F1077, AppStore is somehow broken. It's like the formatting of it is broken. See attached image. Any idea's about what happened or how to troubleshoot or fix? As ...
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When I click on Install App, nothing happens

I am trying to install Mavericks on my 2009 Macbook Pro running OS 10.7.5. When I click on Install App in the App Store, Mavericks doesn't install. Either nothing happens, or a spinner briefly ...
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Upgrade from 10.9.5 to 10.10.* without App Store

I can't open the App Store, and I can't open software update. I've tried all the troubleshooting advice I can find online, but none of it solved my problem, so I figured an OS update was overdue. I'm ...
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How to use an existing Apple ID to download free apps from App Store without using Credit Card?

I have an Apple ID which I had registered years back (when I had bought my Ipod Shuffle). I wanted to use the same Apple ID to download apps on my newly purchased MBP - but whenever I try to login ...
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Mac App Store Search Autocompletion

I recognized something strange: On my MacBook Pro (Mid 2008, Mavericks) I get suggestions when searching in the Mac App Store. But on my MacBook Air (Late 2010, Mavericks) I don't get them.
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AppStore Checking for updates.. consuming massive amounts of memory

Is this normal? (softwareupdated is an apple helper checking for updates) I restarted my mac and it started again slowly climbing the numbers The AppStore is spinning trying to check for updates, ...
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Unable to install iTunes 12.2

(2011 MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.4) The App Store offered me the update to iTunes 12.2 as normal when it was released. I clicked install, it downloaded the update, and it appeared in the list ...
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App Store “An Unknown Error Has Occurred”, Apple Support fix was only temporary. How fix permanently?

When opening an application installed from the App Store (TextWrangler) I am prompted to sign in. After entering the correct Apple ID and password I get an error, An unknown error has occurred. This ...
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App Store updates Affinity Designer over and over again

My App Store updates Affinity Designer to version 1.2.1 and then it does it again and again and again... I tried to uninstall Affinity Designer but that didn't help. Zombie-Affinity Designer came back ...
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Where has my GarageBand gone?

I own a 2011 MBP, which came with GarageBand installed. I am not complaining, but suddenly I don't get updates for it anymore. The AppStore lists GarageBand as having an update, but when I click the ...
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Failed AppStore download

I have tried to download an update from the AppStore for Yosemite 10.10.4 and unfortunately it interrupted. Now I am in a situation where if I try the update again I get the following message: Some ...
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App Store update shows different account

I have a new app update I cannot install. When I review my installed user I see my @mac.com address. When attempting to update Cobook, I'm prompted for my @gmail.com account. The strange parts are: ...
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How can I stop the App Store asking for a password in OSX?

I want to update some apps downloaded through the App Store in OSX (not iOS). Is there a way to allow OSX to do this without insisting for a password every time? In iOS you are able to disable the ...
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iPhoto won't open

When I tried to open iPhoto, it says that I needed to update to the latest version. Im using OS X Yosemite system. When I search on App Store it says that "The item you've requested is not ...
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Update to iTunes 12.2 via App store

I'm trying to update to iTunes 12.2 via App store however the app is hanging indefinitely whilst "searching for updates". This causes MacBook Pro to become unresponsive too
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Can I upgrade to Yosemite without a credit card?

I just bought a used iMac, and updated to 10.6.8 from 10.5.8. I created my first Apple ID, and verified it. Now I am trying to update to Yosemite, so that I can install Xcode. When I try to give my ...
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App Store download disappear after the installation

I'm trying to download a previously purchased item from the app store. The item download and install seems that works fine, but immediately after the installation the program just disappears. The App ...
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How to easily update Xcode from App Store when originally installed from developer site?

I need to update one of my machines to use the latest Xcode (it's my primary development machine so I've avoided updating it for a while, just in case of hiccups). I originally installed Xcode on ...
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Removing non App Store apps

I use several apps installed using .dmg files downloaded from other sources rather than direct from the App Store. When I try to remove them through Launchpad, these apps will not show the X button ...
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How do I know on which devices I can use a purchased app?

I am new to OS X and am thinking of purchasing an app from the app store (in this case it's SkySafari 4 Pro). If I purchase this app, or any app, will I be able to use it on, say, my iPad? If the ...