Can you just copy and move app's around?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Sciuriware, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. Sciuriware macrumors regular

    Sciuriware

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    #1
    Hello everybody,
    with (too) many years of MSWindows behind me, I'm still puzzled by the
    simplicity of the installation and removal of applications in OSX.
    But,
    recently I had a (free) app that refused to upgrade to a new release on one machine (option greyed out),
    while it did the upgrade on another machine. I was too lazy to download the latest version,
    so I just removed the old app and copied the upgraded app from the other machine.
    Works great.
    Now I wonder: can I do that with any app? Just copy it to my laptop instead of downloading
    and installing it in Finder?
    Are there limitations?
    Thanks for answering.
    ;JOOP!
     
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68000

    Partron22

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    #2
    Many, most even, Apps work this way, but not all.
     
  3. Sciuriware thread starter macrumors regular

    Sciuriware

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    #3
    I guess licenced app's are excluded; I can live with that.
    Thanks.
    ;JOOP!
     

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