How to Use Apps on Macbook

Whether you are using an Apple Macbook or an iOS device, you may wonder how to use apps on your computer. There are several ways to get apps onto your device, including downloading them from iTunes or sideloading them.

Downloading legitimately purchased IPA files

IPA, or iOS App Store Package file is a compressed installer file for iOS applications. It is similar to EXE or DMG files. A legitimate IPA package will be digitally signed. However, IPAs are not transferable.

You can use a tool called Cydia Impactor to sideload IPA files on your Mac. This is a relatively painless process. The IPA file will be installed into your Applications folder. However, this process requires your Apple ID to be associated with your Mac.

In addition to installing IPAs on your Mac, you can also use the tool to publish your own iOS apps. This is not for the faint of heart, however, as these files are not checked for malware. In addition, you will need a Lightning USB cable to connect your iPad to your Mac.

There are many tools out there to help you sideload IPAs on your Mac, but the Cydia Impactor is the best. It also comes with a free trial so you can see for yourself if it will work for you.

Sideloading of iOS apps on M1 and M2 Macs

Despite Apple’s claim that the new M1 and M2 Macs offer native support for iOS apps, the truth is that you can still install iPad and iPhone apps on them. You’ll need to do some work though.

The best way to install iOS apps on an M1 or M2 Mac is to do so by downloading them from the Apple App Store. But that’s not always easy. Fortunately, there are also sideloading methods that will let you install any iOS app you want.

For example, you can use iMazing to install iOS apps on your M1 or M2 Mac. But the best part is that you don’t have to pay a dime. In fact, you can try the free version to see if iMazing can work for you.

The other method is to install the apps manually by downloading an IPA file from the Mac App Store. This works, but it’s not a perfect solution. It might also cause some trouble.

Streaming

Streaming apps on macbook can be difficult to find. There are several apps and solutions out there, so it can be confusing to decide which one is best. This article outlines the most prominent features of each solution and provides step-by-step guides for each.

OBS Studio is one of the most popular open source tools for live streaming. It can take inputs from multiple cameras at once and arrange them for your broadcast. You can even insert animations during your stream. It supports Linux, Windows and macOS. It comes with a forum for support. It also offers video tutorials. OBS Studio is free to download and use.

Ecamm Live is a specialized live streaming software for macOS. It offers dozens of great features, including a built-in Facebook Live, Twitch, YouTube Live and more. It’s the best live streaming software for macOS users. It’s also the closest to the advanced features of OBS.

Another high-end live broadcasting software package, Wirecast, is available for both macOS and Windows PC. It has a powerful set of tools that allow you to stream live, record your screen, and more.

Duet

Using Duet on your Macbook is simple, fast, and secure. Duet is designed for app-based desktop mirroring and offers productivity tools for power users. It connects your Mac and iOS devices, and offers unmatched performance. It’s available for less than $3 per month.

First, you need to connect your iPad to your Mac via a USB cable. Once it’s connected, you can launch the Duet app on the iPad. You’ll be prompted to enter a password and then be shown how to set up the app. Once you’ve completed the set-up process, the app will automatically turn your iPad into a touchscreen display. It will also allow you to move apps to the Duet Display.

Apps on MacbookSecond, you need to connect your Mac to a wireless network. After that, you’ll need to restart your host Mac. Once that’s done, you can access the Duet companion app on your Mac. This app will recognize your iPad and provide higher graphics and smoother refresh rates.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store