One of the greatest things to happen to the Mac is the Mac App Store that was released just a few short months ago. But unlike the iOS App Store one of the big differences is the price in the apps. Of course, this makes a lot of sense being that applications for the Mac are going to be more expensive, but it still doesn’t make someone like me, who tends to be frugal, want to buy as many apps as I do for my iOS device. Well, if you are in the same boat, like I am, maybe I can show you a fair and legit tip to help stretch your dollar a little more.
Let’s say there is a Mac app that you would like to buy, but in my case, my wife wants to buy it to put on her computer as well. Well, instead of paying double price, you can now save and pay just once and put the app on both computers.
The first thing you are going to want to do is purchase the app on one computer. Then you are going to go to the other computer that you want to install the app on and launch iTunes.
Then you are going to want to sign in with the account that you used on the original computer. This will then pull up all of the apps that are purchased on the original computer.
From here you can now download the app that you bought on the first computer. In fact, you can download any app that was bought on the first computer. This is such a nice feature to have and it is all legal. This is something that Apple allows people to do. Being that my wife and I use a lot of the same apps, this comes in very handy when we are purchasing apps on the Mac App Store. Hopefully it will help you save some money as well.
Obsessed with tech since the early arrival of A/UX on Apple, Sudz (SK) is responsible for the editorial direction of AppleToolBox. He is based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Sudz specializes in covering all things macOS, having reviewed dozens of OS X and macOS developments over the years.
In a former life, Sudz worked helping Fortune 100 companies with their technology and business transformation aspirations.