“The Mac App Store has three major issues which Apple needs to address. The first is search. It sucks,” Ron McElfresh writes for McSolo. “Search on MAS is helpful for developers, not for Mac users trying to find the best apps.”
“The second major issue is free trial versions or a way to try an app and pay later if you like it. App developers get around that limitation by creating an additional free trial version with limited functionality. Or, they limit the free app, but put add-on, in-store purchase options with extra features, but for an extra charge,” McElfresh writes. “That’s messed up.”
“The third major issue is the inability to upgrade an app to a new version,” McElfresh writes. “Updates, yes? Upgrades, no. So an app on MAS can be updated from, say, version 1.5.1 to 1.6, but not the typical upgrade route to a full-on version 2.0 with substantially new features.”
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