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Mac App Store Hits 10,000 Available Apps

As pointed out by MacGeneration [Google translation], Apple's Mac App Store has reached a new milestone with 10,000 apps available for purchase or free download through the marketplace.

Our own sister site AppShopper confirms the milestone, currently indexing 10,339 applications in the store. Apple launched the Mac App Store in January 2011 and has quickly moved to offer its own major software titles through the marketplace, viewing it as the future of software distribution on the Mac platform. Even OS X Lion itself is distributed via the Mac App Store.

The 10,000 Mac App Store apps pale in comparison to the 600,000 apps available through the iOS App Store, but the Mac App Store remains a success by desktop software sales standards. Last December, the store passed 100 million downloads, making it the "largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world".

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26 months ago
Only 1 Fart App. Wake up you developers! :p
Rating: 27 Positives
26 months ago
It's nice but until they come up with a far better way to actually *find* useful apps it's just a meaningless statistic. Like the iOS app store -- unless you know what you're looking for or if it's just whatever's popular you will never find it.
Rating: 19 Positives
26 months ago
Apple would have a LOT MORE APPS available if they would continue to support the Apple II. It is a shame that Apple has discontinued those. The hardware is plenty powerful to do the emulation. There are enormous numbers of titles for educational, small business and tools that could run under emulation. These great titles are now no longer available. Apple is destroying this programming art. The 1980's was the hay day of creative educational titles. Shame on Apple.
Rating: 14 Positives
26 months ago

words.


Can't tell if trolling, or just stupid.
Rating: 12 Positives
26 months ago
I love the mac app store, the same way I love having a way of installing apps outside of the store:) let's keep it that way
Rating: 9 Positives
26 months ago

Can't tell if trolling, or just stupid.

I'm going to go with yes.
Rating: 8 Positives
26 months ago

Apple would have a LOT MORE APPS available if they would continue to support OS9 and PPC. It is a shame that Apple has discontinued those. The hardware is plenty powerful to do the emulation. There are enormous numbers of titles for educational, small business and tools that could run under emulation. These great titles are now no longer available. Apple is destroying this programming art. The 1990's was the hay day of creative educational titles. Shame on Apple.


LOL, alright. Enough with the jokes. You had your fun.

Now let's get serious.

EDIT: oh wait . . .

http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9132167&postcount=75

Waste of time.
Classic won't run.
Useless.


http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9643289&postcount=191

Apple should support MacOS9 on the iPhone! (and Macs) Actually, this wouldn't be all that hard.



:rolleyes:
Rating: 8 Positives
26 months ago
I'll get serious. I wish Apple was a much bigger Nazi about accepting apps. The icons of 99% of apps are absolutely hideous, many games just stretch random art to the full 512x512 box. The first few apps I downloaded also looked like Java apps on acid.
And that's the Mac, where previously even tiny hobbyist apps and FOSS ports looked surprisingly good.
Rating: 8 Positives
26 months ago

Apple would have a LOT MORE APPS available if they would continue to support OS9 and PPC. It is a shame that Apple has discontinued those. The hardware is plenty powerful to do the emulation. There are enormous numbers of titles for educational, small business and tools that could run under emulation. These great titles are now no longer available. Apple is destroying this programming art. The 1990's was the hay day of creative educational titles. Shame on Apple.


Seriously. Seriously! Apple has showed us time and time again that they don't look back, only forward. Why would they revive old outdated software and hardware? And what makes OS 9 so significant? Leopard isn't supported, and Snow Leopard is probably only going to be getting security fixes for the next few months.

Can't tell if trolling, or just stupid.


And why'd you remove the text from the quote? Isn't that the point of quoting someone ? Know what they're saying when you respond?
Rating: 7 Positives
26 months ago
The one thing I am missing most from both Mac app store and IOS app store is a filter to view only none game apps or only games.
Rating: 7 Positives

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