How to install apps from outside the Mac App Store
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How to install apps from outside the Mac App Store

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Speaker 1: Apple loves making sure its products are safe and easy to use for people, but sometimes it can get in the way of actually doing stuff. Here's how to install apps and programs on your Mac. From outside of the app store. Apple has this technology in Macco Wests called gatekeeper here's Apple's official explanation. Mac OS includes a technology called gate. Keep that's designed to ensure that only trusted software runs on your Mac. That page has a little warning too. Running software that [00:00:30] has not been signed and notarized may expose your computer and personal information to malware that can harm your Mac or compromise your privacy. Okay. That's great. But what if you want to use an app outside of Apple's app store? You can do that. Just remember that Apple's warning is true. Follow this tip at your own risk. You got that. This is on you. Speaker 1: If you download something and install it and something that goes bad. Okay. Now, head to system preferences, then go to the security and privacy panel. [00:01:00] Alternatively, you can just type in gatekeeper in the search on the top, right? Spotlight will highlight the pain. You need to head to click the lock on the bottom, left and input your password so you can make changes in the general tab. Find, allow apps downloaded from now. You're gonna select app store and identify developers. Now you'll be able to install from Apple's list of identified developers. Even if they're outside of the app store. If you wanna turn off gatekeeper completely, you can do that [00:01:30] too. Open up terminal. The easiest way to do that is to open up spotlight and type in terminal type in the following at the prompt, without the quotes pseudo space, S P C TL, the space dash dash master dash disabled, then hit enter. You'll have to enter your admin password to make this command take effect. When you type in your password, the cursor will not move. Don't worry. It's supposed to do that. Now you should be able to run apps from anywhere [00:02:00] you can turn gatekeeper back on in system preferences or head to turn and type this in. Okay. That is for this tip. Bye.

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