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OS X Mac App Store: Hide or Display App Purchases

If you download a lot of applications via the Mac App Store, your list can get crazy long and difficult to manage. There’s a cool feature in the Mac Apps Store that lets you hide purchased apps from your list. You can reveal the hidden apps later too.

Launch the Mac App Store from the Dock. Click the Purchases icon.

Then hover your cursor over an app you want to hide. A small X icon will appear to the right. Simply click it to hide the app.

Mac App Store icon

Display Purchased Apps

It’s best to hide apps judiciously because to display them takes more steps. But it can be done.
From the main Mac App Store screen, click Account under Quick Links on the left. Type in your Apple ID and Password. Click View Account.
Account

Now, scroll down to iTunes in the Cloud. You’ll see Hidden Purchases and the number that are hidden – in my example it’s just one. Click View Hidden Purchases.

Cloud section

The Hidden sscreen appears. It will list all of the apps you’ve hidden. Click the Unhide button for each app, then click Done.

unhide

That’s it. Now your apps are revealed and will appear on the list in the Purchases section in the Mac App Store.

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