HackStore integrated with OS X
In early April, Russian programmer Andrei Fedotov launched the informal apps store HackStore. Since then, the online kiosk has received several updates, which ultimately allowed it to fit perfectly into the software environment of Apple computers.
Mac users know that, like the iOS mobile operating system, the OS X desktop platform has a number of hard software restrictions. Developers who want to make custom edits to the system, for example to change the appearance, cannot be published to the Mac App Store.
Fedotov supports the development of an alternative store that allows you to easily install and update system tweaks and programs for OS X. Under the HackStore logo is its main slogan "No pirated applications."
According to the developer, HackStore is a single center for all software that, for one reason or another, did not work in the Mac App Store. Here you can find Steam, Adium, Glims, Plex, TinyUmbrella, Counter-Strike 1.6, Lion Tweaks, iTweax and hundreds of other interesting utilities. They were not allowed into the official store because of Apple’s “draconian rules.”
The latest update provided HackStore with tight integration with OS X. From now on, all applications are installed directly into the standard LaunchPad launchpad. From here they can be easily removed. Just like in the Mac App Store, the unofficial store has an auto-update feature. Now the user can easily keep up to date all the downloaded software. Fans of tweaks on the iPhone and iPad will find useful a new section Tweaks, which presents about 40 various developments.
HackStore allows you to view screenshots, leave comments, ratings and, of course, upload your favorite programs. At the moment, the capabilities of the store were estimated by over 200,000 “makovods”. Anyone can download the application via the link below.
Download HackStore for Mac OS X [ HackStore ]