Sketch is Leaving the Mac App Store(

almost 8 years ago from David Barker

  • 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.

      1 point