What you need to know about Apple's free apps policy
Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:52 PM
Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:56 PM
Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:05 PM
Agreed! There had been upgrades earlier via the old school software update. Don't understand why we can't authenticate and upgrade. Guess the free ride (over 4 years for me) is over. Time to shell out another $60 or apply that $60 to new hardware.
Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:09 PM
Time to shell out another $60 or apply that $60 to new hardware.
Or spend that $60 on non-Apple software. There's some good stuff out there, and the pricing structure of the MAS gives you an incentive to think different.
Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:36 PM
The article says I should be able to download th latest versions for free by going to the Mac App Store and accepting the old versions, but there's nothing to accept on the Update tab.
Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:46 PM
I tell people that if they want to compare the total cost of ownership of Mac vs. Windows, they should consider the cost of the operating system and of productivity software like Pages. If the software is $20 for all computers in your household (or now free in many cases), that lowers the total cost of ownership of a Mac.
(I don't know how Pages and Numbers compare to Word and Excel, but for my modest needs, Pages and Numbers are fine.)
I don't know why Apple doesn't advertise the low cost of its OS and iWork software. Well, with the prices dropping down to free in many cases, the news media will spread the word.
Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:54 PM
Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:14 PM
I quit the App Store app, relaunched it, and bam - Keynote, Pages, and Numbers were listed as free for me to download. When I clicked Update, it asked me to sign in with my Apple ID to register the apps to my account, and I'm downloading them now as we speak.
So I guess updating the App Store with this stuff was incomplete. Go check your updates tab!