Mac App Store impressions

Two major impressions so far:

  1. It is very slick, I am glad it is not a part of iTunes
    monster app. It is almost as easy as on iOS, with only one major
    difference: your purchases are for a device you buy it on, not for your
    Apple ID, like with iOS

    (UPD it is exactly as easy, although one does have to go through “Do you really want to buy this app (Y/N)? Oh, you already bought it, then we just download it…” dialog)

  2. They absolutely need to come up with a sensible way of getting
    exisiting apps that are going to be included into Mac App Store to
    register and be manageable/updatable via it. I hate having to buy an
    app I already have
    only to get a Mac App Store version.

To be fair, some of the companies are coming up with ways to make up
to current users: e.g. buy our app on Mac App Store at this lower price
and also get next major version update for free.” This is almost there,
but what if the next major release is like Duke Nukem Forver?

Oh, and why do all of thes apps falling onto my Dock, please?

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