Mastering the Art of Managing and Concealing Mac App Store Purchases

Mastering the Art of Managing and Concealing Mac App Store Purchases

Hey there! Today, I want to share some nifty tips on how to efficiently handle and keep your Mac App Store purchases under wraps. It’s all about knowing the ins and outs of this intricate process. So, let me guide you through it!

First things first, we need to understand why you might want to manage and hide your Mac App Store purchases. Maybe you’re a private person who prefers to keep your digital life discreet. Or perhaps you simply want to declutter your purchase history to maintain a neat and organized system. Whatever the reason, I’ve got you covered!

One way to manage your purchases is by using the App Store app itself. Simply open it up, go to your account settings, and select “Purchased.” Here, you’ll find a comprehensive list of all the apps you’ve acquired. From there, you can do a myriad of things – redownload, rate, or even update your apps. Being in control has never been easier!

But what if you’re looking to go incognito? Good news – it’s possible! By clicking the “All” tab, you can see a complete rundown of your apps, including the ones you’ve hidden. Yes, you heard that right! You can hide specific apps, making them disappear from your purchase history altogether. Rest assured, though, these hidden gems can always be restored if and when you need them. Ain’t that handy?

Now, here comes the fun part. You’re not limited to managing your purchases solely through the App Store app. Oh no! A little-known secret is that you can also use iTunes on a Mac or PC to wrangle your app collection. Just fire up iTunes, head over to the “Account” tab, and select “View My Account” from the dropdown menu. Enter your Apple ID password, and voila – you’re in! From there, you can navigate to the “iTunes in the Cloud” section and explore the marvelous world of managing your apps, including hiding them from plain sight.

Remember, managing and hiding your Mac App Store purchases gives you the power to curate your digital journey. Embrace the freedom to personalize and declutter your experience with these handy methods. So go ahead, take charge of your app kingdom and make it truly yours!

Happy managing, and may your app collection be an organized masterpiece that reflects your unique tastes and preferences.

How to Manage and Hide Mac App Store Purchases

If you’re anything like me, you’ve downloaded a ton of stuff from the Mac App Store – everything from Apple software to operating system updates and third-party applications. But, if all that downloading has resulted in a cluttered “Purchased” list, then you’ll want to know how to hide those items so you don’t have to see them again!

So, here’s a nifty trick for hiding your Mac App Store purchases. (By the way, we’ve already covered how to do the same thing for iTunes purchases.)

To hide your Mac App Store purchases, first, grab your Mac and open the App Store app. If the Mac App Store icon isn’t in your Dock, you can find it in the Apple Menu at the top-left corner of your screen or by using Spotlight to search for it.

Once the App Store is open, make sure you’re logged into the Apple ID you used to purchase your apps. Then, click on the “Purchased” tab at the top. This will show you a complete list of all your purchased Mac App Store apps, even the ones that are no longer available in the store.

To hide a Mac App Store purchase, simply find it in the list and right-click (or Control-click) on its name or icon. You’ll see an option to “Hide Purchase.” Click on that, and the app will be removed from your list.

Pretty neat, right? But what if you accidentally hid a purchased app or later decide that you want to unhide it? Maybe someday you’ll need that El Capitan installer, so you’ll want to know how to bring it back! Fortunately, it’s a simple process. Just follow these steps:

1. Using the menus at the top of the App Store, select “Store” and then “View My Account” (if prompted, enter your Apple ID password).

2. Once your account info loads, scroll down until you see the “Hidden Items” section and click on “Manage.”

3. This will show you a list of all the items you’ve hidden. To unhide an app, click the “Unhide” button next to it. The app will then become visible again in your Purchased tab.

Now you have the power to hide and unhide your purchases to your heart’s content. Keep in mind, though, that if you’re using this method to stop the App Store from asking you to update a particular program, hiding it may not solve the issue. In that case, you can try quitting the App Store, deleting the program from your Applications folder, and then relaunching the Store. I’ve found this useful when dealing with situations like the transition from iPhoto to Photos. iPhoto kept bugging me to update, but not only would the update fail to install, the annoying red notification badge on the App Store wouldn’t go away! Thankfully, getting rid of iPhoto once and for all solved the problem.

I mean, let’s be real, I can’t handle staring at a red notification all the time. Losing iPhoto was a small price to pay to get rid of that frustration.

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