What has long been standard practice on iPhones and iPads for some time increasingly applies now to Mac software too: buying software from Apple's App Store and subscribing to it.
The benefits are obvious:
- Software for your Mac, iPhone or iPad can be found in one central place.
- The App Store is pre-installed and can be used without much effort.
- Software is checked by Apple and only then released for the App Store. Malware can thus be excluded.
- Software updates are made available for download centrally via the App Store and, depending on your settings, are loaded automatically.
- Apple takes care of the protection of your personal data and does not pass it on to third parties - not even to the software developers.
- You have central access to all App Store purchases in the purchase history.
- Your billing information is linked to your personal Apple ID, so you don't have to re-enter your data and payment information for each purchase.
However, this last point in particular presents many companies with a challenge in terms of accounting for expenses. The link to a personal Apple ID means that purchase receipts are not issued to the company, but to the user.Read more...