Apple has just fired up the Mac App Store. With over 1,000 apps for the Mac, the App Store makes it easier for anyone with a Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard to just download and install apps.
However, the apps aren’t your usual ones for the iPhone and the iPad which are normally in the few megabytes. The apps there, like iMovie, can go for 563MB and can take some time to be fully downloaded.
The Mac Apps aren’t cheap either — Aperture costs $79.99 although some of the games could be as low as $4.99 like Flight Control HD.
The Mac App Store hopes to increase awareness of softwares for Mac and probably help curb software piracy (a similar issue Apple somehow helped with music piracy by introducing the iTunes Music Store).