If you don't just want to obtain programs for the Apple Mac from the official App Store, there are various ways of finding download sources. Here on the blog We always advise against download portals. Also, we give Tips for finding the official source of individual programs. But if you want to save yourself the research associated with these explanations and go directly to the official download source without sifting through umpteen search results, then this is the App downloader something for you. App Downloader for Mac is a search engine for over 4.000 apps and their official websites.
Find numerous programs with the App Downloader for macOS
The software's interface consists of a text field in which you enter a search term or the name of a specific app, and a list of results that fills up with the appropriate search results as you type. If you click on one of the results, you will see two links: one is the link to the official website of the App, and once the download link of the app. The latter starts the download immediately in your Mac's default browser. The App Downloader database consists of over 4.000 entries in the homebrew cask. A small disadvantage: There is no category overview to browse through graphics, video, text, music and other app categories. So you have to know what you are looking for.
The open source software, which is only a few megabytes in size, is currently available in version v1.0.5. According to the GitHub page, this was uploaded three days ago. The first version v1.0 was already available in October 2017. This shows impressively that the app and its updates are constantly being taken care of in the background. It is not only compatible with the latest macOS versions, but also with the APIs required to display the apps you are looking for and to list their websites and download sources. If that's not enough for you and you want more information, screenshots, a website preview and the like about the apps from the Homebrew Cask directory, then you could App fair be the right alternative for you.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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