Apple launched their Mac Store today. The new store is the iTunes App Store equivalent for your Mac software. I’m assuming over time a lot of the iPhone, iPad apps will be ported over. I love my ArtRage app on my iPad – so I went looking to see what’s available in the new Mac Store that would be of interest to a cartoonists?
The short answer is… not much. Adobe is missing, but they’re the 900lb gorilla of digital editing and with Apple taking 30% of each sale, I really doubt Adobe will ever be in the store.
But, there are other options.
Sketch ($49.99) – is a vector editing app. Both
Sketchbook Express (free) and Sketchbook Pro ($29.99) are available. Both apps are very popular on the iPhone and iPad to capture sketches and ideas. Like I mentioned above, I frequently use ArtRage – having a nice sketch app is handy for those strokes of creativity.