2110 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2011 8:49 PM by Peggy
I think we're all learning as we go on these issues. In the AppStore app, if you click the Purchases icon what do you see. I think there will be a difference between Installed and Purchased depending on how you got the app. I think that Purchased will get you free dups, but Installed probably will not. Let us know how it works out for you if you figure it out through experimentation.
I don't think the Mac App Store differentiates between installed vs purchase & installed. I have a few apps such as the iWork '09 one that were installed long before there was a Mac App Store & several I've purchased through the Mac App Store. All of them say "Installed" although there are many that are available in the Mac App Store that I purchased previously that don't show "Installed."
I read some where that that has to do with how the programmer codes the store listings but I'm not clear on the details. I have a couple of apps that show as Installed & the developer clearly states on their web site that the two, Mac App Store & separately purchased, are not interchangeable.