sharing apps between two macs

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by macswitcha2, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2008
    Is there a program or thing I can do to share apps between my iMac and Macbook?

    I have heard of cloning the HD as another way of doing it? How does this work?

    Is this even legal?
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    What do you mean by share? Do you want to use them on both machines? If so just install them on each one. Of course, it may be in breach of the licence.
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Just transfer the application to the other computer via whatever method you want. Sure, if it's a single license app it's not exactly legal, but nobody is going to come and get you for it.

    If the original app had an installer this may not work, but if it's like many Mac apps, just the application to drag/drop into the Applications folder, it'll be fine.
  4. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    Just read the licenses very carefully. Many applications allow you to do what you describe. For example, Adobe allows two installations, one on a desktop and one on a laptop, so that you can use one while mobile. They do stipulate, however, that you can't use both copies simultaneously.

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