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

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OS X application manager

Unix-sytled, "package managers" like Fink, Homebrew, and MacPorts do a good job of managing 'headless' libraries. I would like something similar to manage OS X applications with a GUI. I am hoping ...
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Awkward dialog box: MZFinance.InAppBuyLoginRequired_message

I am getting the following dialog box for a few days: How can I find out which application is showing it and how can I solve the issue? I am on Mac OS 10.7.5. Edit: I followed the bassplayer7's ...
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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 did the 10.8.3 update disappear from the App Store after I restarted my new Mac?

I’ve just bought a new Mac with 10.8.2 pre-installed. When I started it up for the first time, once I’d gone through the initial set-up, the App Store launched, and showed me an iPhoto update, and ...
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change my apple id country

In my apple account there is $0.15. When ever I try to change my country it says "you have store credit balance; you must spend your balance before you can change stores." If there is a way to change ...
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Change update frequency of app store in Mountain Lion?

The mac app store on Mac OS X (10.8.3) notifies me frequently about new app updates by showing a little popup. How can I change the update frequency or the way Mac OS X notifies me?
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How can I connect to the App Store again?

When i try to open xcode, It show me message like:you can't open the application "Xcode" because it is being updated. When i try to update the xcode through App Store, It display the message like: ...
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10.8.3 update will not run - keeps asking for restart

I have tried to update to 10.8.3 a number of times, however, when I come back from the necessary restart, the same message appears in the App Store - as if nothing had happened. please help with this ...
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Re-downloading apps purchased in a different country?

I lived in Canada for several years, but now I live in Norway (again). In Canada, I have purchased many apps on both the iOS and Mac OS X app stores. Some of these apps I have uninstalled over the ...
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How do I maintain two different iOS devices on a single iMac

My wife and I share an iMac, and our iPhones keep populating with each other's apps. iTunes keeps trying to update my phone with my wife's apps and data. Is there a way to update the settings on the ...
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Remove applications from Software Update

I have two applications showing up in Software Update that I didn't install, don't exist anywhere on any volume attached to my computer (and never have), and I would like to remove them. When I click ...
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Is it possible to keep Mac App Store apps in the user application directory?

I have a MacBook Pro configured in the following way: 120GB SSD 70GB OS X boot partition (10.8.2) 50GB BootCamp partition 750GB WD HDD Essentially all used as my Home folder Is it ...
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AppStore crashed during software update

I was using my computer normally when I got a "Updates Available" notification. On selecting to update, the App Store opened, and I saw 3 updates available: 1) iTunes 2) Java (I have never installed ...
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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's 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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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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App Store keeps on trying and failing to update iMovie and iPhoto on Mountain Lion

I recently got a Mountain Lion laptop from work and every time the App Store checks for updates, it reports updates as available for iMovie and iPhoto. However, I have neither installed and when I ...
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Why does the Mac App Store show an “error” for a missing product?

A game that purchased a while ago in the Mac App Store is now "not currently available in the U.S. store", but continues to appear in my Applications folder as a download in progress and shows an ...
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Mac App Store update stuck (Installing - Calculating…)

I opened GarageBand for the first time, to find that most of the loops required me to download the Apple Loops from Software Update. I agreed to this. The App Store opened and gave me the option to ...
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Suspected Places for Mac App Store Files

I know that Evernote has about 4 gigs of stuff in my file system. I know this because I recently switched to a non-app-store version of Evernote and it "copied" my files and listed them at 2GB. I ...
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How can I force an app to redownload from Mac App Store?

I have purchased an app which didn't download successfully. I deleted the installer and tried to install it again from the Mac AppStore but the download button says "Installed". I also still have the ...
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iWork purchasing options

I purchased Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for my Mac Mini running Lion, but they're not showing up as purchased in the App Store with my usual Apple ID. They don't appear to be registered. I'm trying to ...
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How to fix app store Mountain Lion download that stops at 45%?

I have tried to download Mountain Lion from the app store only to have it show up in my dock and begin "downloading". Except it never completes the download. Each time I begin the download again, it ...
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Mac OS X app for measuring time spent in apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an app that allows me to monitor time spent using an application? Is there app which will tell me that for example, today I spent 30 minutes in Safari, 1 hour ...
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Restoring past purchases from different country

I recently moved countries, and have purchases associated on my iTunes account. Once I moved countries, I changed the country on my Apple ID to my new country. However, after using a store card on ...
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Xcode 4.6 not installing on my Mountain Lion

I am updating my Xcode 4.5.x to Xcode 4.6 directly from Mac App Store. But I am unable to update it. First it downloads the new Xcode. After downloading, it starts installing. But while installing it ...
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Mac App Store thinks I don't have any apps installed

Okay, I have the weirdest problem. All the apps in my 'Purchases' tab show either 'Install' or 'Download', most of the apps I currently have installed, but non the less it doesn't recognise them. This ...
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Do all Macs come with iLife apps?

I bought a Mac that is only a few months old. My understanding was that it is supposed to come with iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand) either preinstalled or available as a "free" download in the ...
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Can I download Mountain Lion and install it later?

Can I download Mountain Lion from the App Store and install it on my machine later? I have a very slow Internet connection at home, but I am traveling with my MacBook now and have temporary access to ...
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Stop App Store prompting for specific system update

I have a Brother MFC printer, and installed the latest drivers from the Brother website. All is good, everything works. The App Store now prompts me that there is an update available: Brother Printer ...
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Download Mountain Lion on unsupported Mac?

Can I buy and download OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion, via the Mac App Store on an unsupported Mac? My home internet is dial-up, so whenever I need to download stuff I go to the library with my Snow ...
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Can't rate apps/music/etc in iTunes or App Store

I'm unable to rate anything in either iTunes, the Mac app store, or the iOS app store. If I rate an app 5 stars (or anything else), and then return to the search results, then go back to the app page ...
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View in Mac App Store button does nothing

The "View in Mac App Store" button used to work in Chrome though, I think I turned it off by mistake though, I'm not sure. The button I'm referring to is under each app's icon and looks like so: ...
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Deauthorise Apple ID from the Mac App Store

I have Xcode installed using an Apple ID that I want it to be detached from. How can I login to the Mac App store using a different Apple ID and then have Xcode reattached to the new account in order ...
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GarageBand copied from another Mac

I just copied Garageband on a memory stick from a friends new iMac to my older Macbook Pro which I recently updated (clean install) to Mountain Lion. Unfortunately, during the upgrade I lost ...
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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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How to manage my own reviews and ratings in Mac App Store?

Is there such an option in Mac App Store? I know in iTunes Store we can manage reviews and ratings in personal account.
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App store thinks I have a bunch of apps installed after I reinstalled my mac

I did a clean install of mountain lion using a bootable disk. Went into disk utility and erased the lion partition before the re-install. Now when I go into the app store it thinks that all the apps ...
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OS X shows “Sign in to use this application on this computer” dialogs when opening App Store applications

After a reboot of OS X, I often need to re-enter my Apple ID password in order to use the apps I bought in the App Store. Sometimes I have to re-enter my password only once and all the apps work ...
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App Store doesn't show Mountain Lion Installed

I purchased Mountain Lion for my Mac Air, have had it installed for months, but the App Store continues to show I must buy it. I want to make a bootable drive but have no where to go for Mountain Lion ...
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Remove application from App Store's Update section

I've got an application in my Updates list which I never installed. It doesn't appear under Purchases nor Hidden Purchases. I can't hide it by right-clicking on it. When I click "Update" it asks me ...
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Restore deleted Mac App Store on 10.8.2

I accidentally deleted system apps like the App Store.app and the Calendar.app. How can I restore these? I've tried the combo update like suggested for 10.6.6 systems, but that unfortunately doesn't ...
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Can ghost app updates be cleared in OS X?

I have this Twitter application that shows on my Mountain Lion available updates list but I don't have any twitter app on my Mac. I had, but I have deleted it times ago. Since then, every time ...
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is python accepted in the mac app store? [closed]

I know Objective-C is the recommended language for mac app store apps. What if I would like to write a mac app with python? Will my app be rejected when published?
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Tried to install Mountain Lion, it downloaded but nothing happened, now it wont re-download

I just bought Mountain Lion. It downloaded and I installed it and it restarted my laptop but nothing happened. When I went on the app store it was in my purchases, but had the download icon next to ...
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Mac AppStore badge does not reset after installing update

I am experiencing a strange problem: after I installed a bunch of updates, the Mac AppStore badge was not reset. When I go to "Updates", I get the message "no updates available". I tried to delete ...
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Is there a way to browse the OS X App Store from iPad?

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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Mac App Store app can't be uninstalled, won't finish installing

So I went to download and install McSolitaire thinking it might be a fun game. Well, something went wrong during the install process. Now I've got a half-downloaded app in my Applications and the ...
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Why does Xcode still show up as an available update in App Store after being installed?

I have installed the update shown from the App Store. I have since started and used XCode. Why does this update still show up in the updates list for App Store? Is there some extra action I need to ...
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How do I get a refund after purchasing an app from the Mac App store?

I bought an app and it is so bad despite its low price that I am willing to spend time on getting a refund. How do I get the refunded after an app purchased through the Mac App Store?
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Purchasing Apple Mac Software: Options Available to the Consumer? [closed]

With regards to purchasing Apple Mac Software: Is the Majority of Software available for the Mac now available for purchase from the Mac App Store ? Are there Pros & Cons to Mac App Store ...