Apple Highlights Mac Apps Updated With Support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

As the new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar begin arriving to customers, Apple has updated the Mac App Store with a featured section highlighting a selection of Mac apps that have been updated with Touch Bar support.

Apple's list includes 14 apps that now work with the Touch Bar, like Day One, OmniGraffle 7, PocketCAS, Mail Designer Pro 3, Focus, and 1Password. Some of the apps, like Final Cut Pro and djay Pro, were previously shown off by Apple on stage when the MacBook Pro was announced.

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The scope of Touch Bar support varies by app, but in many apps, once-buried settings and frequently used shortcuts are now available in the Touch Bar, allowing users to speed up their workflows. In djay Pro, for example, the Touch Bar can be used for full music manipulation, while in 1Password, it offers options for quickly adding or finding passwords.

One of the chief complaints in MacBook Pro reviews released today was the lack of support by third-party apps, but that should soon improve as developers finish updating their apps with Touch Bar compatibility.

Many apps, including popular titles like Pixelmator, Photoshop, Affinity Design, and Microsoft Office, will be introducing Touch Bar support in the coming weeks.

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52 months ago

Ill wait for version 2 or 3 of this macbook

You want even less ports?
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52 months ago
"We don't want to make the entire screen touch because we have tried it and we find it absurd. Now, here is a touch bar. Like a touch screen but extremely thin... and useless." O_0
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52 months ago
Ill wait for version 2 or 3 of this macbook
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52 months ago
This isn't fair to the people who memorized the arcane shortcuts or the location of deeply buried menu options. Now rank amateurs will be able to do things previously reserved for seasoned pros.

They shouldn't call this the MacBook Pro if it makes previously difficult things easy.
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52 months ago
unfortunately some developers will have to waste time on programming this stupid bar when they could use their time working on great new apps
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52 months ago
because if they didn't - new owners would complain that none existed/feature was a gimmick
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