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The Mac App Store Now Warns You Before You Buy An App All Over Again

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When the Mac App Store first came out, any app that you already had downloaded onto your machine outside of the App Store was reported as “Installed.”

Apple’s made a new change to the way the MAS handled things. Now, instead of previous apps being unavailable to purchase because they are already installed, you get a warning that asks you if you want to buy the software all over again.

I still wish Apple would figure out a way to at least give devs the option of porting over their existing customer bases to the Mac App Store, but I guess this is nice: at least it warns me if I’m about to buy the same app twice.

[via MacWorld]