Install multiple apps with ease with Get Mac Apps

Speed the installation process on a Mac with this free and easy Web app.

Matt Elliott Senior Editor
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Matt Elliott
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Dear recent graduate,

First off, congratulations. Secondly, allow me to ask: did you, perchance, receive a shiny, new MacBook for your scholastic achievements? Would you like to quickly and painlessly install a number of the more popular Mac apps on it this summer before heading off to college or into the real world? If so, I would direct your attention to a new Web app, Get Mac Apps.

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Get Mac Apps makes it incredibly easy to install multiple apps at once. Simply head to its Web site and click on the apps you'd like to install. The site lists a few dozen apps neatly organized by category, and according to its Twitter feed, more apps are on the way. After selecting the apps you'd like to install, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Install These button. Get Mac Apps generates a command, which you then paste into Terminal. Hit enter, sit back, and watch as the apps install.

I picked eight apps and encountered nary a problem during the installation process. If I were to nitpick, I'd say the ability to hover over an app on the Get Mac Apps site in order to receive some information about it would be appreciated. Or, at the very least, a link I could follow to retrieve information about a particular app. As it stands currently, however, Get Mac Apps is a useful tool for any Mac user.

Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET

(Via Lifehacker)