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 601

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    #1
    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

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    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

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    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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