Apple says that over 100 million apps have been downloaded from the Mac App Store in less than one year. With thousands of free and paid apps, it brings the Apple App Store (for iOS) experience to the Mac so you can find new apps, buy them using your iTunes account, and download and install them in just one step.

“In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry,” says Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With more than 100 million downloads in less than a year, the Mac App Store is the largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world.”

The Mac App Store offers thousands of apps in Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities and other categories. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, see staff favorites, search categories and look up top charts for paid and free apps, as well as user ratings and reviews. The Mac App Store is included with Mac OS X 10.7.x (“Lion”) and is available as a software update for any Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.x (“Snow Leopard”). For more info visit, .

Mac developers set the prices for their apps, keep 70% f the sales revenue, aren’t charged for free apps and don’t have to pay hosting, marketing or credit card fees. To find out more about developing for the Mac App Store go to .