App Screenshots In The App Store

In an attempt to make the Mac App Store application more useful, I have written several articles on small features that may be helpful when reviewing Apps. Another one of those features is App screenshots. Most developers post a few screenshots of their App on the information page. Those screenshots can be very helpful in deciding if an App will work for you. Here is what they look like and how they work.

App Screenshots

Typically, here is what most Apps screenshots look like.

Somewhere in the middle of the App information page, there are a series of screenshots. I don’t know about you, but occasionally those screenshots are a little small and difficult to view for me. Enter another App store feature that can help with this. All you have to do is click on the screenshot in question, and it slides open to a larger view.

The App reviews by other people and the other information on the page are helpful, but sometimes “a picture is worth a thousand words”. The best way to get a feel for an App is to use it, but the second-best way is to see screenshots of the interface.

If you roll your mouse to the right side of the screenshot, a little arrow appears.

When you click on that arrow, another screenshot slides into view.

You can go backwards and forwards in the Apps screenshots using these arrows.


I don’t care how much other information is available on the App information page, there is just no replacement for seeing pictures of various parts of the interface.