Digital broadcasters Apple has recently unveiled its desktop app outlet aptly named Mac App Store which provides customers with more than a 1000 free and paid for apps. Apps that are available to the consumers are provided for by brands such as Ancestry.com and software company Autodesk.
In terms of the outlet, it lets Apple Mac users download the available apps straight to their computers and conveniently pay for the same through their iTunes account, a method similar to the App store for iPhone users.
The Mac App Store however is offered to users of Mac that operate Snow Leopard and can be attained through a basic software update. And to add to the generosity, Apple has also introduced new apps along with the current favourites, available from top app creators like Autodesk, Ancestry.com and Boinx to name a few.
Carl Bass, Autodesk CEO was quoted saying, “We’ve seen tremendous success on the Mac, iPhone and iPad with multiple apps. We’re excited to offer SketchBook Pro on the Mac App Store so artists can easily create everything from quick sketches to high-quality artwork on their Macs.”
The apps are categorised and diversified according to their role such as education, games, graphic design, lifestyle, productivity and utilities.
And the digital broadcasters have also provided Apple’s iLife’11 suite which include the apps from the likes of iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand, available to consumers at a rate of $14.99 (£ 7.50) each from the outlet itself.
Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, said, “With more than 1,000 apps, the Mac App Store is off to a great start. We think users will love this innovative way to discover and buy their favourite apps.”
And in recent news, Steve Jobs was entitled to “Person of the Year 2010” by Financial Times following the success of the widely acclaimed iPad.