Mac Apps

10,000 Mac Apps Now Available In The Mac App Store

Apple ticked off another achievement today and announced that they now have more than 10,000 applications in the Mac App Store. The Mac App Store launched in early 2011 with 1,000 apps, so you can see how rapidly that has increased in just over one year.

Amongst those 10,000 apps, there are 628 Photography apps with Apple holding the top two places with iPhoto at number one and Aperture at number two. Adobe are holding onto third place with Photoshop Elements and Nik Software’s hugely popular Snapseed is at number four. MacPhun are holding fifth place with Color Splash Studio and have a further two apps in the top grossing charts, these include FX Photo Studio and Snapheal. Nevercenter are holding seventh place with CameraBag 2 and SilkenMermaid are at number eight with TurboCollage, finally Wondershare Software are sporting tenth place with Photo Movie Maker.


Apple stopped the free trials of their iWork suite and Aperture earlier this month so unfortunately you will have to pay for the full version of these apps now.


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]