Venture beyond the Mac App Store
Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:43 AM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:08 AM
Or right-click it just once, choose Open, then add the app to the whitelist. Subsequent launches of that app will not invoke the confirmation dialogue.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:17 AM
Yep, that would be helpful to be covered in this article.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:45 AM
That application folder is actually an alias for your application folder. You don't have to open your application folder from the finder; just drag the application icon to that alias of your folder. Done!
Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:32 AM
One important point, no matter how you get the software, is to make a backup copy of the distribution and any access keys in case you lose it. This even applies to the Mac App store -- Apple does not guarantee that you will be able to download your purchases in the future (and indeed, I've had it happen with some that I couldn't, even Apple's own applications!).
Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:50 AM
Actually, the Mac App Store is HORRIBLE for the majority of simple applications you might want to purchase, firstly because many of them aren't on the App Store in the first place due to the sandboxing restrictions, the lack of a paid upgrade system, and other things that cripple apps and keep developers from making a living from them, and secondly because its browsing search facilities are simply not geared toward finding the best app in a given category.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:34 AM
Just that bit sums it up for me.
What I hate is the idea that you are force fed updates, can you go back to a previous version of an individual app if a new version sucks ?
Very few apps give trial versions and I understand you can't change your icons to personalise them ?
Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:47 PM
1. MacUpdate, hands down is best place to find apps. I recommend buying there update app.
2. Hackstore -"For Tweaks & Utilities that are not allowed on M.A.S. due to sandbox" - http://www.hack-store.com
3. Sourceforge "Find Open Source Apps" - http://sourceforge.net/
4. Mac App Store - "Should Be crap Store"
5. Bodega - " Original Mac App Store , I like it back in day, I no longer use app" - http://appbodega.com/
6. CNet - "I hardly ever look at CNet for Mac Apps, it's basically same as MacUpdate." http://download.cnet.com/mac/
Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:06 AM