The Mac App Store has always made it easy for millions of customers around the world to discover and download Mac apps. The Mac App Store on macOS Mojave and later offers a richer experience so customers can find apps that help them create, work, play, and develop, even more easily.
Discover is where customers find the best new releases and updates on the Mac App Store. Each week, our editors shine a light on incredible apps and games with in-depth stories, behind-the-scenes interviews, and curated collections to help customers do more of what they love with their Mac.
If your app has a unique story that our editorial team should know about, let us know.
The Mac App Store. The Mac App Store has always made it easy for millions of customers around the world to discover and download Mac apps. The Mac App Store on macOS Mojave and later offers a richer experience so customers can find apps that help them create, work, play, and develop, even more easily.
Create is where customers find powerful apps that make creating on a Mac intuitive, efficient, and fun, with helpful tips and tours that even the most expert users will find useful.
Work is where we showcase new favorites that support focus and organization. With curated collections and how-tos from our editors, finding the right business, productivity, and utility apps is easy.
Play is where we highlight great games and entertainment apps, with recommendations of new releases, all-time favorites, and handpicked collections.
Develop is where our editors curate the best developer tools and utilities to help bring your creativity and imagination to customers around the world.
A Deeper Product Page Experience
The Mac App Store product page includes features that help drive discovery and downloads of your app. You can add up to three app preview videos per localization to show your Mac app in action and highlight its key features and functionality. App previews autoplay on the Mac App Store, making them even more useful in helping customers learn about your app. You can also add an app subtitle and up to 10 screenshots.
An Easy Way to Request Reviews
Give customers a simple and effective way to rate and review your app using the SKStoreReviewController API. Simply identify places in your app's user experience where it makes sense to ask for feedback, and customers can write and submit a review without leaving the app. You can prompt for ratings up to three times in a 365-day period.
If you're new to the Mac, the Mac App Store is going to become one of your best friends. Macs come with free, pre-installed software that helps you surf the web, create great-looking documents, edit photos and videos, listen to music, and more.
But there are thousands of additional apps that you can download through the Mac App Store to give your computer even more capabilities. They run the gamut: utilities, productivity tools, games, and everything else imaginable. Thousands of Mac developers offer apps from the Mac App Store, and they're yours for the taking.
Why download from the Mac App Store?
Downloading apps from the Mac App Store is easy. It uses the same login as the iTunes Store and the iPhone and iPad App Store. It's also safe. Mac App Store apps aren't just signed by the developers who make them, but they go through Apple's app review process.
What's more, the Mac App Store makes it easy to update and even re-download apps at any time, on all the Macs logged into your account. If you ever get a new Mac, all you have to do is log into the Mac App Store and re-download away!
How to download apps from the Mac App Store
- Open the App Store app from the Dock, Launch Pad, or using Spotlight Search.
- Find an app you want to download. You can look at featured apps and different app categories by clicking one of the tabs at the left of the Mac App Store window.
- Click on either Get or the price to download. 'Get is for free apps, the price is for paid apps. If you click on Get, the button will turn green and say Install. If you click the price, the button will change to green, and it will say Buy App.
Enter your Apple ID (if you're not already signed in) and your password.
The app will begin to download. Once it's downloaded, you should be able to find it in your Applications folder in the Finder. It will also be visible in the Launchpad app.
Need help with downloading apps from the Mac App Store? Let us know in the comments below!
Application Store For Mac Windows 10
Updated August 2018: Updated with screenshots from the latest version of macOS.
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