are apps 'multi licence'?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jojoba, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. jojoba macrumors 68000

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    I currently only have one mac (besides my iPad), but I was wondering if I were to get another one in the future, will the apps I have installed on my MBA also apply on other machines (as in, I will not have to 're-purchase' them)? Or do different apps have different rules?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    As long as you use the same Apple ID, you can redownload them on multiple Macs for free.
     
  3. jojoba thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    They certainly can. Not sure why the prior reply assumed that all your apps were from the Mac App Store.
     
  5. MathRulz macrumors regular

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    As a poster above noted, it depends on the software. Devonthink and Scrivener , I think, allow multiple installations along the lines of the note below:

    From the Devonthink forum:
    "It's possible to install the software on multiple computers as long as you're using it only on one at the same time."

    I think Scrivener is similar, but their website is currently down, so I can't verify. Except that to use on both Mac and PC, you must have two licenses, one for Mac and one for Windows (which I do).

    Wolfram's Mathematica is an example of software that is not allowed on multiple machines. Indeed they are paranoid in their licensing approach.

    Microsoft is similar: Office for Mac: One Copy per Device. You may install one copy of the software on one device. That device is the “licensed
    device.”
     
  6. jojoba thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, I see now that I wasn't very clear in my OP. I actually meant the Mac App Store only.
     

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