Mac App Store launches, offers iLife, iWork and more
Individual programs from Apple's iLife and iWork suites are available for download. The iLife apps such as iPhoto and iMovie are going for $14.99 a pop; for iWork components such as Pages or Keynote, the price is $19.99. Even combined, that's lower than the boxed prices for the suites and great for those who want to shop a la carte because, say, you like Keynote but can't stand Numbers.
As Rob wrote on Tuesday, Mac developers are watching the App Store with varying degrees of excitement.
But consumers seem pleased with the idea of a one-stop shop for apps, if the level of enthusiasm on Twitter is any indication. Tweets from people who've already downloaded the app store and the Twitter app popped up as the term "launches Mac App Store" rocketed to the trending topics list. There were few complaints and lots of comments about how quick and easy the store was, though a retweet from the fake account of @ceostevejobs also made the rounds.
"We have created for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology. Introducing the Mac App Store," the tweet read.
The App Store is available as an update for any Mac running Snow Leopard.
Are you going to run to the new store today? Or are you still on the fence about the idea of an app store for your computer?
| January 6, 2011; 10:55 AM ET
Categories: Apple, Computers, Digital culture, Mac
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