Earlier this morning, I updated my Snow Leopard to 10.6.6. This update includes the Mac App Store where one could purchase and download apps using an iTunes account. Aside from third-party software (software from other vendors aside from Apple), this will also include iPhoto ($14.99), Garage Band ($14.99), iMovie ($14.99), Pages ($19.99), Numbers ($19.99) and Keynote ($19.99). The Aperture is also available in the Mac App Store for $79.99 It’s great to hear that you can actually purchase the software you just need instead of buying the whole package (iLife and iWork).
The purpose of the Mac App Store is to simplify the process of purchasing, installing and updating software which is what the mobile version has achieved already. The only thing you need to do is to login with your Apple ID and your ready to purchase apps. There’s also free software in the Mac App Store. The first one I’ve downloaded is Twitter for Mac. Angry Birds for Mac is also available for $4.99 (introductory price). I have still to purchase this app yet. If you haven’t updated yet to 10.6.6, please do so. You wouldn’t want to miss this deal from Angry Birds.