How To Find New Mac App Store Downloads in Mavericks

How To Find New Mac App Store Downloads in Mavericks

You’ve downloaded Mavericks, now it’s time to download some new apps from the Mac App Store. But wait, you’ve downloaded a metric butt-load of apps, (that’s technical talk), and now you can’t find the new apps in the jumble that is your Applications folder! What to do… What to do…


Today’s helpful hint is quick, and easy to follow. Did you know that any app you install via the Mac App Store appears in a matter that makes it easy to see amongst your other apps?

Just click on the “Launchpad” icon in your Mac’s Dock, and the Launchpad screen, with all your apps, will come up on the screen. From here, it’s easy to to tell what apps have been recently installed, especially if you’re a Twilight fan, because the icons for the new apps will sparkle! (As seen in the screen shot above.)

One word of warning, once you leave Launchpad and then re-enter it, the sparkle is gone forever. But at least you’ll get a chance to see which apps you installed during that all-night Mac App Store session you pulled last night.

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