Skip navigation

How do you use apps in iTunes on my iMac?

303 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2013 1:20 AM by seventy one RSS
bre-nicole12 Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Jan 13, 2013 12:09 PM

I just downloaded and app from iTunes on to my iMac today but i don`t know how to beable to use this app through iTunes

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,010 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 13, 2013 12:23 PM (in response to bre-nicole12)

    It should be in your Applications folder.

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 13, 2013 2:15 PM (in response to bre-nicole12)

    Surely apps from the iTunes store are for iOS?

    Ones for OS X come from the Mac App Store?

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,010 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 13, 2013 2:24 PM (in response to noondaywitch)

    iOS Apps are purchased through the App Store iOS Applet that comes on iOS devices.   Actually you are right, Apps in iTunes are just a backup of your iOS Apps.  No iOS App can be used directly on a Mac.  Unfortunately you guessed it, that means iBook eBooks are not readable on Macs.   You'll need to get Kindle or ePub based books to read them on your Mac.

  • Jiffer Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 13, 2013 2:28 PM (in response to bre-nicole12)

    Don't tell me your trying to download iOS apps like "drawsomething" in itunes and think you can use it on your Apple computer. The Apple computer is not a giant iPhone, Any apps you download in itunes will only work on iOS devices like iPods, iTouch, iPhone,  If your in need of applications for your Mac use the Mac App Store that is preinstalled on your Mac. Again A computer is not a iPod or iPhone they are diffrent OS

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,475 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 13, 2013 2:39 PM (in response to bre-nicole12)

    Frankly, I sympathise with you.   I have never understood why the system does not ask what machine you are going to use a download on.

     

    It's all very well for those in the know but it is an unfortunate and maybe costly learning curve for those who are new to a range apps that appear to be growing like topsy.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,010 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 13, 2013 3:04 PM (in response to seventy one)

    If it is an App that you download from the App Store on the iPad/iPhone, it actually tells you the App is for the iPad or iPhone or both.   But never shall those ever meet with Mac OS X Apps.   Apple has a separate App Store application for downloading Apps  on the Mac, that is not part of iTunes that is part of Mac OS X 10.6.6 and later.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,475 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 13, 2013 4:10 PM (in response to a brody)

    Thanks a brody,

     

    Not having any IOS items I have not needed to know about them, but I have seen various references to people trying to mis-load some Apps.  If you have a moment, what circumstances may have brought this about.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,010 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 13, 2013 5:42 PM (in response to seventy one)

    iTunes is used as a repository to backup iOS installed Apps and documents when you sync your iOS device.   You can choose which iOS Apps you have loaded on your iOS device you want to sync back to your iOS device during a fresh restore from iTunes, and hence the reason it is used to hold onto your iOS Apps.  It has nothing to do with the Apps you use on your Mac.  That's completely managed on the Mac App Store (just called App Store in your Mac's Applications's folder, 10.7+ Launcher, and Applications folder of Mac OS X.   Some Mac Apps are more flexible than others in where they are stored, but when you go to upgrade an App it often expects to reside in your Hard drive -> Applications folder.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,475 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 14, 2013 1:20 AM (in response to a brody)

    Big thank you.

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.