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Did I misunderstand how iCloud app sharing would work?


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#1 of 7 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 15 2012 - 06:23 AM

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?


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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   dmiller68

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Posted January 15 2012 - 12:52 PM

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

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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted January 15 2012 - 02:38 PM

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

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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Raul Marquez,MD

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Posted January 16 2012 - 03:42 AM

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 of 7 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted January 16 2012 - 07:15 AM

Right, but he thought it would auto download on all devices. It doesn't work that way. Yet.

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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Ted Todorov

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Posted January 18 2012 - 06:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sam Posten 

Right, but he thought it would auto download on all devices. It doesn't work that way.
Yet.
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?



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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted January 18 2012 - 03:10 PM

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

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