Why use the app store app instead of the web browser?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Razeus, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    With apps like Evernote, Twitter, etc., why use the app instead of the web browser? Is there some special features for the native app over using the web? Sure it's understandable for the iPhone and perhaps iPad given the screen size, but I'm not understanding the point of cluttering up my hard drive with another icon.
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    In the cases you mention the native apps offer little to no benefit over the mobile web version, save maybe push notifications for Twitter.

    In my opinion, there are far too many "apps" in the App store that could be just as well served by a properly formatted mobile page. But then they wouldn't be able to insert iAds or charge you $.99 for the App Store version would they?
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Some apps have more features. Apps are typically more responsive than web browser due to locally cached contents such as GUI.

    But all depends. I use Twitter web app on the Mac for example.

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