Several weeks ago we brought you an exclusive look at the HackStore, an upcoming Mac App Store alternative for unapproved OS X apps and tweaks. After finishing up development, the HackStore is now available for everyone to download.
“I had the idea for the HackStore in December of 2011,” project leader Andrey Fedotov told Cult of Mac. ”I was inspired by Cydia and App Store, but I didnt like the limits of the Mac App Store. Since December, my team and I did a lot of work to make our app better. And now we are glad to present the HackStore to everyone! We are always open to all new suggestions and questions!”
The apps’s “No piracy apps here, forever and ever,” as Fedotov wants to make sure his store remains free of pirated and illegal content. Developers are encouraged to submit their apps for distribution within the app, and there are already applications available for users to check out. The HackStore will be updated periodically with improvements and more apps. Growl is used to handle notifications on the Mac. You can download the HackStore here.