Mac App Store apps

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macrumors G5
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Mar 21, 2011
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Hi all.

Just wondering with apps, like Gararge Band, iPhoto & iMovie, for the iPad, apart from iWorks apps, are these fully functional apps as comrable to the desktop ?

That is to say, anything you can do within these apps (or the iLIfe Suite) on say an iMac, or Macbook Pro, will be the same on the iPad, for thse comparable apps?
 

CylonGlitch

macrumors 68030
Jul 7, 2009
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Hi all.

Just wondering with apps, like Gararge Band, iPhoto & iMovie, for the iPad, apart from iWorks apps, are these fully functional apps as comrable to the desktop ?

That is to say, anything you can do within these apps (or the iLIfe Suite) on say an iMac, or Macbook Pro, will be the same on the iPad, for thse comparable apps?
Yes, they are the same apps from the iLife and iWork suites.
 

CylonGlitch

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Jul 7, 2009
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The iPad Apps are not the same as the desktop Apps. They have been simplified for use with the iPad.
Sorry, he confused me with the title, the Mac App Store != iOS App Store. The apps on the iOS App store is not the same as the desktop apps; they are designed to be used on an iOS device.
 

ericvmazzone

macrumors regular
Dec 9, 2008
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Kalamazoo, MI
Hi all.

Just wondering with apps, like Gararge Band, iPhoto & iMovie, for the iPad, apart from iWorks apps, are these fully functional apps as comrable to the desktop ?

That is to say, anything you can do within these apps (or the iLIfe Suite) on say an iMac, or Macbook Pro, will be the same on the iPad, for thse comparable apps?
While very similar and able to easily open their files each app does operate differently on the iPad as compared to the desktop version. The iOS version could be called nerfed, however for being a functional app on the mobile device you are able to do a lot.

My only quibble would be limitations on formatting Pages documents on the iPad compared to the desktop version. On my Mac I am able to easily have text at both left and right aligned in the same line, on the iPad that is not possible.

All the apps on iOS have their own quirks you'll have to get used to. But they are full apps that do most everything the desktop does.