Unlike the AppStore, which was designed to provide customers with access to popular apps, HackStore was designed to provide a platform for users and developers to distribute jailbreak-based software. Hackstores main goal is to provide an alternate source of apps for the Apple Mac OSX machines of its customers. Unlike the AppStore, which can be found in most every mall and office, HackStore can only be accessed through the official website of the hacking group. However, you can find the applications downloaded from a number of different locations on the internet.
HackStore does have some similarities with the ios alternative for the Mac, which can be obtained through the iTunes service. It can only be used on the Mac, however; there is no provision to download backstory through any other means. Hackstore is able to run on the Mac OSX operating system due to similarities found between its engine and that of the Mac OSX. As such, those looking to download backstory for the Mac OSX operating system will need to look at another distribution. Apart from it, there are no other operating systems which support the backstory code repository.
Over the last week or so we have been receiving questions on when the HackStore will be released. If you were one those people wondering just when the HackStore would see the light of day then you will be glad to know that it is currently available to download. That is right! The HackStore has been publicly released and is currently being marketed with the moto No piracy apps here, forever and ever. Which, considering how badly iOS app piracy has gotten, is something I am sure we can all appreciate.
After downloading and playing around with the HackStore I was fairly impressed with how things came together. Although it is clear the interface was copied from the official Mac App Store, I think it makes for a more native experience. My only real gripes with the HackStore right now are that application pages do not contain screenshots and there is really no download manager to track what you have downloaded.
HackStore is a Mac App Store alternative that exclusively lists free software. Listings are free for developers too, and while this is also true for freeware developers who use the Mac App Store, what HackStore provides differently is a download portal not subject to Apple's often-criticized app approval process.
While it's a noble idea, the implementation is still somewhat lacking. Adding a new app to your system through HackStore is a two-stage process: download and installation. The download part worked just fine for me; if it stopped there I'd be happy as a clam. But it doesn't - it tries to install the application on the system itself, resulting more often than not (for me) resulting in HackStore becoming unresponsive and the downloaded file irretrievable. As a result it's primarily useful for app discovery rather than installation.
Sam's Protip: A couple of the games in HackStore are Windows games wrapped in Wine wrappers. I suppose that's OK, but users should at least have the disclosure of what's native and what's not before they download what's basically a whole operating system.
HackStore is a program that will let you download apps not available in Mac AppStore. You will find applications and tweaks for Mac OS that for any reason they have not posted there.The biggest Mac Appstore problem is that they limit their users in everything, without giving an opportunity to expand these limits. This app tries to solve that problem.
Several weeks ago we brought you an exclusive look at the HackStore, an upcoming Mac App Store alternative for unapproved OS X apps and tweaks. After finishing up development, the HackStore is now available for everyone to download.
The current version as I wrote this article is v1.1.7 and you can download it on HackStore website. Why not you try the HackStore now and share with us what you think about it in the comment box below?
Ich denke mal im HackStore werden zu 99% nur kostenlose Apps angeboten. Ich gebe ehrlich gesagt lieber viel Geld für Microsoft Office oder Apple iWork aus als das ich mir OpenOffice oder noch schlimmer LibreOffice kostenlos downloade (ekelhaftes MS Office 2003 Design). Es gibt einige Apps welche kostenlos sind, die auch noch richtig gut sind. Die meisten kostenlos Apps sind Qualitativ minderwertig und gehören in die Mülltonne. 2b1af7f3a8