To keep things simple, I’d like to only install apps from the official AppStore. But, I’m frequently finding that the apps that I need are not on the AppStore such as Gradle, Carbon Copy Cloner, and Android Studio. It is what it is, and I install them, but what’s the deal?
Why aren’t some legitimate MacOS apps in the AppStore?
What do expert Mac users do when they need apps outside the AppStore?
Is the only solution to use checksums to validate that the downloaded files are the correct files?