Free favorites from the Mac App Store

The Mac App Store is less than a month old, but there's already some great free software to download.


Nearly one month in, the Mac App Store is still a platform in its infancy. It's not comprehensive, and it isn't as affordable as the App Stores on iOS. Still, there are some great downloads that cost absolutely nothing, for those who are App Store-curious. Here are our four favorites so far, including a pretty good free version of a popular art app. Don't be shy--dive right in.

What are your favorite freebies--or otherwise--on the Mac App Store thus far, assuming you've been using it?

About the author

Scott Stein is a senior editor covering iOS and laptop reviews, mobile computing, video games, and tech culture. He has previously written for both mainstream and technology enthusiast publications including Wired,, Men's Journal, and Maxim, and regularly appears on TV and radio talking tech trends.


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