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

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How to grant a Mac app permission to read the whole filesystem

I bought this app called Xee from the Mac app store. It can open files perfectly fine but when I try to browse through a folder from within the Xee app, it has to request permission. (See the ...
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No X button on App Store downloaded apps icons in Launchpad “jiggle mode”

I can't seem to uninstall Mac App Store purchased applications. I know that holding down the Option key or clicking and holding on the app icon to make the icons start jiggling so you can uninstall ...
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if iPhoto came with my Mac, can I still get free updates after Mountain Lion?

Since: I got iPhoto included with my MacBook Pro, not from the Mac App Store Mountain Lion is replacing Software Update with the Mac App Store Will I still be able to get free iPhoto updates with ...
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Software Update in Mountain Lion

Can anyone who has upgraded to Mountain Lion confirm that software updating is now done through the App Store and no longer through the Software Update utility? If this is the case, does this mean ...
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Is there an alternate way to get receipts from the Mac App Store

I purchased an app (Divvy) from the Mac App Store ten days ago and still have not received an email receipt for the purchase. The e-mail address in the App Store Account Settings is correct and it's ...
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How many apps are the Mac AppStore?

Is there a way to find out today how many applications are in the Mac AppStore approximately?
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Apple App Store continues to show Xcode 4.1 “Installed” even though I have uninstalled it.

Ok, so Xcode 4.1 was working fine and I did the incremental update to 4.1.1 at the App Store when it came out a few days ago. Nothing has been stable since that update. So I found on Stackoverflow ...
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OS X Yosemite XCode update stuck on 'Waiting'

I recently downloaded Yosemite, and I'm trying to update my XCode. I hit 'Update' in the App Store, and but it's been stuck at 'Waiting' for the past 30 minutes. What can I do to fix this?
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Is it possible to submit not sandboxed app to the Mac App Store

I have an AppleScript Cocoa application that does a lot of shell scripts like kill or chflags. Is there any way I can try to send it on review to MAS and get it approved? According to Wikipedia: ...
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Tool to monitor home network traffic & stats?

I have a home network with several users, using both LAN & Wifi. I have a Billion 7800N router which is also my ADSl2 modem. Is there a tool or something I can use that monitors all traffic going ...
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Manage Apple devices for small company

What's the best way to manage 10-20 Apple computers for a small company? All the devices are purchased and owned by the company. We want to be to reassign computers from one person to another, and ...
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Spotlight won't find apps after AppStore updates them

This started happening with Type2Phone, an app from Houdah Software. Every time after I would update the app via the AppStore, Spotlight would no longer find the app (I use Spotlight for app ...
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How to deploy machines with Apple IDs?

We have about 10 Macs at not big Digital Agency. Currently I am doing some research and preparing some deployment plan, and don't know what to do with those Apple IDs. There is no any centralised ...
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How painful is it to use multiple Apple IDs with the MAS?

I have two different Apple IDs, associated with Apple Stores in different countries. On my iPhone, some apps were purchased with one ID, some with the other. This used to be really painful in iOS 5, ...
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You have updates available on another account

I received this Mac as a gift. Everything worked fine, now in the App Store the default applications GarageBand, iMovie and iPhoto refuse to update, since it asks for the Apple ID of the previous ...
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Is it legal to install a personal copy of Final Cut Pro X on my work computer?

I work at a private school, but also do freelance video work on the side. I own a copy of Final Cut Pro X through the App Store, and was curious if it were legitimate for me to install this on the ...
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iPhoto failed to download

After upgrading to Mountain Lion on my MacBook Pro, I noticed an update was available for iPhoto '11 (version 9.4) I went to App Store -> Updates and it downloaded and than hung. The message I ...
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Cannot purchase from Mac App Store (“Connection failure” msg)

I have a 2008 MBP with 10.7.4. I use a WIFI and ethernet connection. I cannot purchase or download anything in the Mac App store on my computer. I can, using other folk's computers. After putting in ...
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Updating OS to 10.7.3 with slow internet

My internet connection is very slow, and I need to update my OS to 10.7.3. Can someone give me step-by-step instructions as in how to download from another computer and install it on my MacBook?
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Reinstalling XCode

I just upgraded to Lion, and was having problems with my old XCode installation, so I just removed it completely by running sudo /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools sudo rm -rf /Developer Now ...
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Will Lion download from Mac App Store resume if network connection interrupted?

I'm contemplating downloading it but I'm in an area prone to connectivity outages. Or does it install a pre-loader which then downloads the actual disk image (which I can curl)?
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How do I install OS X Yosemite without a working Mac App Store application?

My installation of the Mac App Store on Mavericks is broken. What alternatives are there for installing the new OS?
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How to re-download OS X Lion from 10.6.8

I purchased OS X 10.7 lion about two years ago, and installed it on my Mac running 10.6.8. A couple of hours ago I re-formatted my computer and re-installed Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard from the ...
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Update Xcode from 4.6.1 to 4.6.3 for Homebrew

I have installed Xode downloading the DMG (not from the Mac App Store). Now each time I run brew doctor it says: Your Xcode (4.6.1) is outdated Please install Xcode 4.6.3. But In App Store > ...
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How can I gift an app in the app store? [duplicate]

I want to gift an OS X app, specifically OS X Mountain Lion to my mother in-law. How do I achieve this from the OS X App Store? I can't find any gifting option for both apps I own and apps I do not ...
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Why might the App Store draw variable-type strings in place of actual values?

I have just formatted my drive, and performed a fresh install of Mac OS X Mountain Lion from USB flash drive. When doing my first Software Update, within the App Store application, under the Updates ...
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What's the meaning/use of ?mt=8 and ?mt=12 in iTunes Preview and Mac App Store Preview URLs?

Examples http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wuala/id417749289?mt=8&ls=1   http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/wuala/id417749289?mt=8   ...
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App Store for Business

How can business users update to Mac OS X 10.8 on existing machines? My question regards a business with about 2 dozen Macs currently running 10.6.8 in Germany. The licenses would need to be floating ...
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Phantom Update Stuck In Mac App Store

About a year ago I downloaded the "<3 Sudoku Daily" (click for MAS link) app from the Mac App Store. After a while I decided I didn't want it anymore, so I deleted it by putting the application ...
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From Mac App Store to an external hard drive

Is there any way to download and store app bought from the Mac App Store in an external hard drive and also being able to update them? (I'm especially interested in doing this with Xcode)
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How to setup iTunes account in a business environment and can you share app purchases?

I'm considering switching to Mac's for our new in-house marketing and graphic design department. Currently we use CS5 master suite collection and the licenses can be reappointed from pc to Mac. I ...
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How do I troubleshoot “An error has occurred” when trying to update the Kindle app in the Mac App Store?

I'm able to update other apps, but for several days now I get "An error has occurred" when I press the Update button for the Kindle app: I wonder if the App Store is confused since it's displaying ...
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Xcode 5.1.1 update error persists

I'm running OS X Lion in VirtualBox on Windows 8 (I know, that's cheating, sorry :) to be able to use Xcode. Everything worked fine, until Apple decided that they don't accept apps to the App Store ...
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Prevent Yosemite from appearing in Software Update section of App Store?

Updated title for Yosemite / 10.10, the issue remains the same. This is mostly a moot point for our organization as we're starting to let more and more people upgrade to Mavericks as they desire, ...
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How can I save the Mavericks download from the App Store to minimize downloads? [duplicate]

I really don't want to download 5.5 gigs on every Mac in my house - how can I recover and reuse the Maverick's download from one Mac to another?
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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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Updating / Upgrading Xcode to 6.0.1 does not work

so I tried to upgrade my Xcode to 6.0.1 from 5.6 or something. I'm running on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 yet. The problem is that it starts downloading Xcode form the Mac AppStore and already ...
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View App Store Download Progress (Downloading Maverick) [duplicate]

I'm downloading Mavericks on my Lion, but I don't know how to see the progress. When I go to the purchases tab on the app store, I see a blank button:
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Is there a way to decline Mountain Lion updates?

In particular, I receive update notifications for printer drivers where my current drivers work and I don't want to update them. I'd like to clear the updates from the store and stop receiving ...
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Should I write app reviews to Mac App Store in English or in my native language?

While browsing the apps in Mac App Store I can see the majority of the reviews are posted by users with Finnish sounding names. Some of the reviews are written in English and some in Finnish. I have ...
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“Install Xcode” in Applications, necessary after I've installed Xcode?

Do I need the Install Xcode after Xcode is installed? Do you know of any reason it installed an installer to Applications?
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Where is the Xcode installer located?

When I browse the Mac App Store, the buy button of the Xcode app is shown as "installed" so that I can't buy it. But I can't find it in my Applications folder either. How can I locate the app? Or how ...
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Mountain Lion does not show up under Purchased for ML pre-installed machine

I recently purchased a new Macbook Air (2012) and it came with Mountain Lion pre-installed. I've noticed that Mountain Lion does not show up as 'Purchased' in the App Store and indeed when I search ...
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Can I get an app for free if I already purchased it on the same account, but on a different computer?

I bought the Xcode app from Apple's Mac App Store last night on a computer which I ended up returning. I now have a new Mac. After logging into the App Store, I am asked to repurchase the app. Should ...
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Can Mac App Store purchased apps install Quicklook Plugins?

Since all apps are now sandboxed when purchased from the Mac App Store, what does this mean for the install process? Do you literally downoad the .app bundle, which gets placed into /Applications, and ...
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App on MAS that writes mathematical formulae into an image?

I remember an app that was featured on the Mac App Store a while ago that allows you to write mathematical formulae into an image. I can't find it now though. Does anyone know what it is?
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How to move Lion installer to another Mac?

I installed Lion on my MacBook Pro. Worked great. Now I want to install it on my iMac, I don't want to re-download it from the App Store because it's a 3.5GB download and I have to pay for all my ...
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Change Appstore user from MacBook?

I bought a used MacBook Pro, and I need to update some software. When I click the 'update all' button to proceed, it asks for the App Store password of the old user's account: How do I remove the ...
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Will Pages/Keynote/Numbers be free for old macs?

Will Pages/Keynote/Numbers (ex. iWork) be free for old macs?