iphone, ipad and imac apps - can they be shared

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bgsnmky, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. bgsnmky macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012
    So I have an iphone, ipad, macair, and imac...like I am sure a lot of you guys have.....

    JUST curious...the iphones and iPads share applications. Can the imac share the app. I purhcased a map for my trip to rome to have on my iphone..but I would love to be able to look at it on my 27inch imac.

    Is that hoping for too much?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    iOS apps can be shared on iOS devices only, not to OSX

    In other words, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch can share iOS apps

    Macs cannot run iOS apps, they run OS X
  3. cledet macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2012
    San Francisco, CA
    Sometimes, you'll find a OS X version of your iOS app in the Mac App Store. If so, it's likely they have a sync service (or maybe even iCloud) so your data might even be across all your devices.

    Of course, you'll have to pay for OS X version separately, if it's not free.

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