Switch from App Store version to 'local' version on website

Modified on Fri, 01 Dec 2023 at 09:23 AM

On your Mac, there are two ways to download SpinOffice: from the App Store or directly from our website. What are the differences?

Apps distributed through the Mac App Store are 'sandboxed', which means that they cannot access more than a limited part of the operating system. This ensures that your files and your data are protected, within certain limits, but there is a downside to sandboxing. Most important one of them is that the saving / closing, synchronization and versioning of documents and files in SpinOffice cannot be handled properly, since the application needs access to different parts of the operating system.

For this reason, we offer a 'local' version of our software on our website. This version handles files and documents properly as needed. Another huge advantage, for us as vendor, is that we can do updates easier and faster, there is no dependence on Apple. And of course we do everything we can to guarantee the security of your data.

It is important that you go through the steps below and switch to the 'local' version in order to avoid possible problems with documents and files in the future.

How to switch from App Store version to 'local' version?

  1. Close SpinOffice. 
  2. Delete the application from your Mac.
  3. Download the 'local' version from our website:
  4. Complete the installation by opening the installer.
  5. Once complete, open SpinOffice from the Applications folder and log in again with your email address and password.

If your Mac blocks the installation of SpinOffice, please go to System Preferences, Security & Privacy, General and allow apps downloaded from outside the App Store.

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