My first App Store purchase was Pixelmator. Lots of great reviews, plus the fact that my now very-long-in-the-tooth Adobe Creative Suite 2 is not long for this world (hello, Lion!) meant I had to do something....
A few other apps have been picked up, but I'm saving my pesos for the next update to Pages and Keynote.
At least two friends jumped into the arms of the Aperture deal... $79 was hard to resist....
I downloaded a free app from the app store, but I haven't bought anything yet. I've come close a couple times but both times I found a demo version at the developer's websites, and both times the demo showed me that the app wasn't what I was looking for.
She who laughs last -- probably made a back-up.
Frankly, I feel that the Mac App Store is going to be a great thing for amateur Mac users and even for professionals alike, because it really gives a good home for Mac Applications, as there are apps that are out there, but you may not always find them, so the Mac App Store is a great thing and hope to purchase more in the future...
Now if I could buy Rome Total War: Gold Edition...As well, I wish Aoe III was in the store as well...
Apps? I only get free ones. I'm not a gamer an I'm not into any game-y apps. I update some music streaming apps (free), sports apps (free), and that's pretty much it. I guess I'm nowhere near colleagues with dozens and dozens of these things on their Touches. Just not interested. Maybe I haven't explore them enough.
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I posted this review of an App that I really like in it's own thread but I will post it here again because it is relevant to the poll.
In a previous thread called "iPad what is missing I posted this:
...I want an App on the iPod that will allow me to stream iTunes music (from my local iTunes Library} to the iPod and be able to listen to it through my headphones, with no extra hardware of any kind on either the iPod or Mac side. I understand (or think I do) that software may also be required on the Mac side to allow me to control iTunes with the iPod but I don't care. Again I see no reason why extra hardware should be required as with WiFi has the bandwidth and the two way connection is there so why shouldn't software alone be able to allow me to do this? That is if it has been written. And again if I was a software developer it would be something I would be working on.
This would make the iPod Touch an even more useful device. At least for me. I garden and wear my iPod when working in the yard. How great would it be to have my entire music library available to me to listen to if I could. Even the largest iPod can't come close to holding my entire music collection as it is over 225GB. Not only that, with all the iPod capable portable speaker systems that are out there it would allow someone to use their whole music collection anywhere in the house or yard just with their iPod Touch and a portable speaker system, even without an Airport Express. The technology is here to do this, maybe the software isn't and if it isn't, what's the hold up?
Alas I am not a software developer and I had to wait for someone to develop software that met my needs/wants. I had to wait a few months but I finally found Streamtome.
It does exactly what I wanted it to do and more for those interested in steaming audio/video to any of their iOS devices from their WiFi enabled Mac/PC computers.
What is Streamtome?
It costs $2.99 from the App store or iTunes and you get the server software (Servetome) for free. It does exactly as advertised. Now I can wander around my 10,000 sq. ft. property and have my full iTunes Library available to me regardless of the native storage on my iPod, iPad or iPhone, steaming to my device over WiFi.
The signal strength is terrific if using at least the previous gen Airport. I get about a 70ft. radius of usable signal reception, which translates to a 140 ft. range from side to side of signal reception without breakup.
The interface isn't as clean and well ordered as iTunes but it is pretty close and with a little bit of playing around you get the hang of the interface very quickly. For a WiFi set up (it also does 3G) it couldn't be easier to set up. From the time that I installed the server software and the app on my iPod Touch to being up and running it was all of probably 5 minutes.
The only "glitch" that I have thus far found is that the sound very momentarily (less than a second) sometimes drops out when an in coming e-mail arrives (I have yet to find a solution to this quirk, but then again I haven't looked that hard as it is a very minor annoyance)
For $2.99 it does exactly what I wanted it do and more.
I HIGHLY recommend it if you want to stream iTunes content to your iOS device from your Mac or PC.
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You forgot to add 'I've never even seen the Mac App store'. In fact, I don't know how to. Is it through iTunes? Because I'm currently using iTunes 4.7.1, and there's no store whatsoever, just the way I like it.
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