Developers will be happy to hear that subscriptions support is coming to OS X apps sold through the Mac App Store in OS X 10.9 Mavericks. App subscriptions have long been possible in iOS apps, but this is the first time they will be available on OS X. As 9to5Mac points out, iOS subscriptions currently come in two flavors: renewing and nonrenewing. Both types of subscriptions will make their way to OS X this fall.

Once subscriptions come to the Mac App Store, users will be able to manage them via a “Subscriptions” control panel in their account settings. Best of all, the ability to manage subscriptions on OS X will now allow users to control them from any Apple device, which means that users who use iOS and OS X apps that have subscriptions (like Evernote or Wunderlist) won’t have to leave their desktop to enable a subscription through their iPhone.

Subscriptions in the Mac App Store will be available in OS X Mavericks when it ships this fall.

Mac App Store apps to get subscriptions support in OS X 10.9 Mavericks originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 01 Jul 2013 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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