Here are some thoughts, in no particular order. I’ll be updating them throughout the day.
- Updating to 10.6.6 was crazy fast. Not surprising, since about all the update does is add the Mac App Store.
- The Mac App Store looks a lot like its iTunes cousin. Layout is very similar to the iOS App Store on the desktop version of iTunes.
- Holy cow, why so many gradients?
- It is nice to have an app besides iTunes to use for editing my AppleID.
- I wish that the iOS App Store would list purchases as neatly as the Mac App Store does.
- Installing an App adds it to the Dock, and it gets a little iOS-like blue progress bar that fills up as its downloads.
- Man, Twitter for Mac is terribly ugly. And can’t import account information from Tweetie. And it auto-updates, giving me a little seizure every 45 seconds or so as tweets scroll down.
- The App Store knows I have iPhoto installed, but not Pages. My guess is that it can’t see Pages, since the iWork installer puts all three apps in folder, not just in /Applications.
- Then again, the App Store couldn’t see I had Text Wrangler installed already. When I installed it from the App Store, it overwrote the copy I had already. Obviously, something is broken in the way the App Store and the /Applications folder talk to each other. I blame Finder. Update: BBEdit got back to me via Twitter with the reason why the App Store didn’t see Text Wrangler. Thanks guys!
- Lots of reports of things not working for people on Twitter. The Store itself seems like its working fine for me at home. Weird.
Updated List: AM
- The Incident is on the App Store. Goodbye, life.
- Apple Remote Desktop got an update today, too. I thought Apple forgot about that software.
- Angry Birds is the top paid app. Damn, that was fast.
- You can’t rate an app bought from a non-App Store source, even if its installed.
- Why would a website wrap its content into a desktop app? Oh, Mashable app, you make it so easy to be angry with you. I felt like I just talked about this being far from needed on the desktop…
- Why the hell would I need the Mac App Store on an OS X Server machine?
- This was inevitable.
- Ian Hines rasies a good question about updates.
- Ben Brooks is probably drinking heavily.
- Angry Birds data from iOS can be imported into the Mac app.
Updated List: PM
- Aperture 3 on the App Store is $79, compared to $199 for a boxed copy. (Thanks, Paul.)
- Clippy is on the App Store. WTF (via @tuaw)
- Some of these apps are giant piles of garbage.
- Thanks, Shawn. I can’t unsee this. Ever.
The Second Mac
- Once I logged into the Mac App Store on my MacBook Pro at work, my previous downloads (from my home iMac) showed up under the Purchases tab, but I kept getting an error until I logged out of the store and back in.
- Apps downloaded that have been purchased from another machine are not automatically added to the Dock.
- Preferences, game progress, etc. don’t get synced across Macs. That’s a shame — it would be great to have consistent data and settings.