Ben Brooks, after linking to Andy Ihnatko’s article “The Mac App Store: Falling In Love Again”:
“But damn, yes, the Store makes life so much easier for every user.”
I can’t tell you how many hours I have spent trying to dig through old emails and guess at old passwords to get registration credentials for old software. That used to be the sole reason that I never deleted software from my Mac.
Just before the Mac App Store I started to store this data in Yojimbo so that I could delete apps, but the Mac App Store just makes deleting apps you don’t want anymore a no-brainer. So what if I have to pay for upgrades, at least I have a full, working, archive of every app I bought.
Occasionally I go as far as buying apps and deleting them right away – just to take advantage of the launch price on something that looks interesting or fun that I may want to try/use in the future.
I did this just the other day with Coda 2 and Diet Coda. Bought, installed, deleted.
Sometimes I’ll buy something just to support the community.