Showing the raw power that a well-organized, central source for apps can have for driving users to a particular app -- Evernote saw a 40,000 user surge thanks to the Mac App Store
. Apple itself reported that the Mac App Store saw one million downloads
in its first day, and while some aren't keen on the idea of an iOS-style walled garden coming to the Mac, no-one can argue that having an easy to use, centrally located source for apps can help app developers. Of course with Apple taking a hefty cut of revenue, the Mac App Store could be a double-edged sword; but getting your quality app into the field-of-view of millions of users is now a lot easier thanks to Apple -- at least for the time being. When the Mac App Store inevitably starts to fill up, Mac developers might end up facing the same problem as their iOS-counterparts: How do you stand out in a sea of mediocre applications?