OS X Mavericks: Updating disc-installed versions of Apple apps with the Mac App Store

After installing OS X Mavericks, the Mac App Store allows you to upgrade to newer versions of some Apple apps.

When you first open the Mac App Store in OS X Mavericks, it checks for any versions of these apps that may have come with your computer or were installed from DVD:

  • Aperture 3
  • iMovie '11
  • iPhoto '11
  • Pages '09
  • Numbers '09
  • Keynote '09

If one or more of these apps are found, they're listed on the Updates pane of the Mac App Store. After signing in, these apps are added to your account. You can then update to newer versions of these apps available for your Mac. 

If the list of updates doesn't display all of the app updates you expect, install any updates that are listed, including any OS X Mavericks updates. Then check the Mac App Store updates pane again to see if a newer version of the app you're looking for is listed.

If you still don't see app updates listed, check the Privacy pane of Spotlight preferences in System Preferences to make sure you haven't disabled indexing of your startup disk, or the Applications folder.

If the apps installed on your computer are older than the versions listed in this article, you can purchase current versions of these apps from the Mac App Store.

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