Step 1 of 17: Intro
The Mac App Store is an easy way to get apps onto your Mac. No DVD drive is needed to install them, and it obviates the need to keep track of serial numbers. Apps purchased from the store can be used on multiple personal Macs.
Each Mac can automatically download new purchases, so an app will be ready for you no matter which one you’re using. Updates to apps are also managed through the store, and it’s also the route through which updates to the Mac’s operating system are delivered.
Software updates are pre-configured to automatically download and install. But that isn’t always a good idea. you might want to postpone updates to conserve bandwidth on a mobile data connection used with a MacBook, or postpone updates so they don’t interrupt important work or study. Here’s how to make the store to work best for you.