Apple recently showcased its upcoming Mac OS X Lion as well as the new iLife '11during a special event held at its headquarters in Cupertino, California.
The much anticipated Lion is expected to ship next year and will feature a host of new features, many of which are inspired by the iPad.
Among the new features that Lion will have is the Mac App Store, an online store that functions just like the iOS App Store. Here, users will be able to discover new apps, purchase and install them, all through the store.
Apps can be purchased using an iTunes account and will be downloaded and installed all within one simple step, Apple said.
The Mac App Store will also act as a centralised location for app updates. Users will be able to purchase Mac applications such as iMovie, Pages, Keynote and Numbers through the store, it was announced.
The store will be available for Mac OS X Snow Leopard users within the next three months and will come bundled with Mac OS X Lion next year.