Apple is making a concerted effort to improve the Mac App Store. If there’s a complaint most of us have about either the Mac App Store or the iPhone/iPad App Store, it’s the difficulty finding good apps (no trials yet).
My last check in to the Mac App Store revealed a banner promotion across the top with the heading, Get Stuff Done: Apps For Productive People.
With a couple of exceptions, not bad. The promoted apps are all favorites, and most have a price tag (Apple makes money on apps, too).
My favorite app in the Prioritize section is Todo, a to-do list manager with iPhone and iPad apps and the ability to sync your lists using iCloud or Dropbox.
In the Organize section, Evernote is tops. There’s an app for Mac, iPhone, iPad, PCs, even Android devices. And it’s free. Think of it as cloud storage for notes.
Wunderlist is free, and has iPhone, iPad counterparts.
In the Utilize Section, 1Password is tops on my list because it captures and stores and syncs data between devices (Macs and iPhone).
This is another good way for Apple to display apps that fit specific usage categories, but there are flaws. These apps can only be sorted by Name, Release Date, or Featured. There’s no option to sort by popularity or number of review stars.
Apple doesn’t say, but I suspect the reason is that Apple wants us to browse around and try newer apps, rather than simply sorting for the highest number of review stars.