Mac App Store now warns you before re-buying installed apps

As per the reports from MacRumours, Apple has introduced a new feature to its Mac App Store wherein now, users are given a warning message if they are trying to buy an app which is already installed on their Macs but had been purchased from somewhere else (other than the Mac App Store).

Mac App Store re-buy warning

The new warning message says:

[App name] is already installed and was not purchased from the Mac App Store

Do you want to buy [app name] again?

So, next time when you are trying to buy an App from the Mac App Store which has already been purchased elsewhere, you will get a pop-up message warning that the app has been previously installed but that it has not been purchased from the store. This  step helps prevent accidental double purchases of apps in cases where users fail to realize that they have an application already installed.

However, there is still a big caveat to this new warning message being shown to users – the existing app and the Mac App Store App must be the exact same version. As a result, users will still need to be careful while trying to install apps which are already installed on their computers, when browsing the Mac App Store.

We hope that Apple would come up with a solution in the future which would still warn the users even if the version of the installation and Mac App Store is not the same.

What do you think about this new warning system introduced in Apple Mac App Store? Does it sound any useful to you?

Apple Mac App store launched with more than 1000 Free and Paid Apps

Apple today launched its much awaited Mac App store with more than 1,000 free and paid applications.

The Mac App Store is similar to the the App Stores for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. So, now it is as easy to find and download Mac apps as it is to add your favourite magazine to iPad or a new game to iPod touch. The Mac app store gives you the option to browse Mac apps by category, such as games, productivity, music and more.

With the Mac App Store, it will now become easier to get the apps you want on your Apple Mac. You need to click once to download and install any app on your Mac. The Mac App Store is now available as a software update for any Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

Apple Mac App store available now

As per the official announcement from Apple,

Apple® today announced that the Mac® App Store℠ is now open for business with more than 1,000 free and paid apps. The Mac App Store brings the revolutionary App Store experience to the Mac, so you can find great new apps, buy them using your iTunes® account, download and install them in just one step. The Mac App Store is available for Snow Leopard® users through Software Update as part of Mac OS® X v10.6.6.

To read more details about the Apple Mac store, direct your browsers to the Apple Official Announcement.

Below is what the new Apple Mac App store looks like:

Overview of Apple mac app store

How Apple Mac app store looks like

Apple Mac App Store Link