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Copy Link from App Store in OS X or iOS

As more mac software developers move to the Apple App Store, the ability to share direct links to download and purchase applications becomes essential. These pictures and directions provide examples of sharing links from the App Store from either your mobile device or your mac system.

Often I make recommendations to our users and visitors about software to download from within the App Store. Copying and sharing links from the App Store is slightly hidden, but these pictures will show you the way.

App Store in OS X

First, you can just right-click (option-click) on the logo to obtain the copy or share links.

right-click to select the link

Alternatively, you can just click the drop down button below the logo.

select the drop down menu

In iOS devices like the iPhone or iPad, the Tell a Friend link will allow you to email a link and brief description about the app.

select tell a friend in iOS to share

What is really strange is that share via email is really the only option right now in iOS–even iOS 5. With iOS 5’s twitter integration, you would assume that would an option. Heck, I would even like to be able to text message the link.

David Kirk
David Kirk
David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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