I've been trying to figure out why I need to 'Sync Apps' in iTunes now that we have iCloud. It's 20GBs of wasted space on a MacBook Air. an earlier, similar thread suggested a solution to stop syncing apps without iTunes wiping them off an iDevice: uncheck the Sync Apps box, agree that it'll wipe it out, right when it starts the sync, UNPLUG. A little retarded, but it did the trick... I plug back into iTunes again, 'Sync Apps' is no longer checked off. I deleted the 20GBs of iOS apps from my Mac, so far so good. So, I have it so the only reason I'd go back to iTunes is for 'Manually adding' songs, videos and books, and the only thing left to actually sync are photos from iPhoto (which i think iPhoto should handle on it's own, eventually). PC Free, right? WRONG. NOW... when i'm trying to sync photos, iTunes wants to transfer 'purchases not found in your iTunes library" and proceeds to copy the apps back on to the mac or else it'll delete them from the iPad/iPhone. What is the point? iCloud handles iOS backups, and previous App/music purchases... why am i forced to keep these apps on my mac?