Did I misunderstand how iCloud app sharing would work?

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Perhaps I misunderstood the presentation of iCloud and the

    Mac App Store.


    I thought that if you shared a single iCloud account across

    devices -- say desktop and laptop -- whatever App Store
    purchases you downloaded on one device would automatically

    populate to the other.


    So, say for instance, I purchased GROWL on my desktop, it

    would automatically download to my laptop.


    Did I totally misunderstand this? Because none of my purchased

    apps are syncing across my devices.


    In a related question, if I just go to the Mac App store on my

    second device, will those programs be available to download?


    Thanks
     
  2. dmiller68

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    I know my iOS apps sync across platforms I did have to turn it on.
     
  3. Sam Posten

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    I don't think they automatically sync, you have to manually choose e to dl them from the MAS.
     
  4. Raul Marquez

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    Ron, On your 2nd device (mac) go the the App Store and under Purchases you should see the app. Install it from there. Raul
     
  5. Sam Posten

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    Right, but he thought it would auto download on all devices. It doesn't work that way. Yet.
     
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    I wouldn't want that -- for instance XCode is like a 4GB install -- why would I want it to auto-install on my home theater Mac?
     
  7. Sam Posten

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    I wouldn't and don't want it on iOS either but there are people who do....
     

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