Sketch is Leaving the Mac App Store(

almost 8 years ago from David Barker

  • Rasmus ErikssonRasmus Eriksson, almost 8 years ago

    Um, nicer than for example Spark? No way. No proper notifications, no beta channels… all it does is just replace the entire app package.

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    • Jorge MartinsJorge Martins, almost 8 years ago

      are you talking about this?

      1 point
    • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, almost 8 years ago

      Other non-Mac App Store app update advantages:

      • Being able to use the app while it’s updating.
      • Being able to disable updates (handy if you like the version you’re on for some reason).
      • Being able to skip updates.
      • Being able to revert to an older version (if the developer has a download link to older versions).
      • Not needing to log into the Mac App Store many times (this is a huge issue if you have multiple Mac App Store accounts).
      8 points
      • Rasmus ErikssonRasmus Eriksson, almost 8 years ago

        That last bullet applies even to single account holders. Every so often, by the will of the gods, MAS decides that you're not worthy and logs you out.

        I think even if all of these (massive) points weren't true, being able to push out updates at will would make it worthwhile to exit. Not to mention sandboxing and restrictive Apple policy.

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    • Malte NuhnMalte Nuhn, almost 8 years ago

      Fair point :)!

      0 points