I have an application installed in the
~/Applications folder. I've been using it for years with no problems. But after a recent update this application started giving me warnings that it should be installed in the main
/Applications folder. But still it is working just fine, and I see no reasons to move it out from where it is now (aside from this annoying warning).
So I asked the application's support team, why do they want me to have their application installed exactly in
/Applications, and here's the answer they gave me:
In order to be fully sandboxed the application must be installed into the
Is it really so? Mac OS sandboxes only applications installed in the
/Applications? Is it stated somewhere in Apple's documentation? I could only find this article (the section about launching helpers).
And additional question: does it mean that
~/Applications (or any other) folder is "less secure" then for installing applications?
I've got another answer from support: now they're saying that it's sandboxing and access to code signature verification API what requires them to have their application installed exactly at
/Applications. I've posted a Stack Overflow question about that.