“Sam Soffes, the developer behind the new Redacted for Mac shares the number of downloads that the app had, while being the 8th top paid app in the US and top paid in app in Graphics category,” Stephen Hackett writes for 512 Pixels.
It’s pretty nuts that 59 sales is top paid on the Mac App Store in the US.
“Ouch,” Hackett writes. “I think it may be time for Apple to take a long, hard look at the Mac App Store and either invest in it and woo back developers (and customers) or just shutter the thing.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We barely use the thing. The problem is that it’s an app, among many apps, and we only ever really use it when it pops up after we hit “Software Update” in the Apple Menu. Sometimes, rarely, we launch it to see what’s on there, but it seems, uh… less than vibrant.
For longtime Mac users, the Mac App Store is an afterthought, if it’s thought of at all. It’s like Dashboard. We know, vaguely, that it’s there, but, seriously, who really gives a shit? (Frequent users of Dashboard, please, no need to chime in. Just substitute Dashboard with something you never use on the Mac. You know, like Launchpad.)
New Mac users, do you use the Mac App Store with any regularity?
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