The wait is nearly over as the Apple Mac App store is scheduled to go live on 6 January, allowing users to download magazines, tools and games directly to their desktops.
Mac owners will be able to browse apps by category, search for specific results, and read developer descriptions and user reviews in the same way as mobile app stores.
The software for the service will be delivered to users of MacOS X Snow Leopard and later through the Apple Software Update component.
While it is likely the Mac App Store will have its detractors, due to its 'walled garden' approach, it will please Apple fanboys and girls and represents a no-brainer in terms of a new revenue stream for Cupertino.
ABI Research estimated that around 2.4 billion applications from mobile app stores were downloaded last year, and predicted that this will increase to seven billion by 2013.
V3.co.uk will be on hand to review the most compelling business apps from the store when the doors open tomorrow.
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