Apple Mac App Store now open with more than 1,000 free and paid apps

By on Jan 6, 2011 in Software Comments

The Apple Mac App Store is now open and is offering more than 1,000 apps, as announced by Apple through an online press release on Thursday.

According to Apple, the Mac App Store is now open for business with more than one thousand free and paid apps available for download.

“With more than 1,000 apps, the Mac App Store is off to a great start.” Apple CEO Steve Jobs said on the post. “We think users are going to love this innovative new way to discover and buy their favorite apps.”

Apparently, the Mac App Store promises to bring to iTunes account users a brand new experience in purchasing apps by downloading and installing them in just one step.

Meanwhile, a Snow Leopard software update was made available that allows Mac users to buy software similar to the mechanics of buying iOS via iTunes.

To enable the Mac App Store, Snow Leopard users are being required to download the updated version of Mac OS X 10.6.6 software from Apple’s website, or by using Mac’s built-in Software Update.

As Apple said, the apps being offered at the Mac App Store belongs to different categories which include Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities and others.

Among the popular apps that are now available at Mac App Store are iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand apps from Apple’s iLife ‘11 suite that are being sold for $14.99 each.

On the other hand, Pages, Keynote and Numbers apps from iWork are also available for $19.99 each, while Aperture 3 can be bought for $79.99, which is a photo editing and management software from Apple.

In addition, SketchBook Pro, which is the professional-grade paint and drawing app from Autodesk, is also available at Mac App Store, as well as’s Family Tree Maker app, which apparently helps people to discover and access their family history easier.

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