Apps subscriptions are nothing new on iOS. Apps like Instapaper and Evernote let users renew their subscriptions to the services from straight within the app. This functionality has not been available on apps downloaded from Mac App Store. For example users can renew their monthly subscription to Evernote premium from within the iOS app, they can’t do that on Mac, they have to sign up each month or buy a one year subscription. OS X Mavericks fixes that, it finally brings support for app subscriptions to Mac.
Users will be able to manage app subscriptions in Mavericks through account information panel of the Mac App Store. It has been updated with the new setting that allows users to do just that. Developers will now be able to let users renew their subscriptions, it can either be on a monthly on-going basis or they can expire after a certain amount of time. The user’s iTunes account will be charged, with it being routed through the App Store’s in-app purchases system. The feature is expected to be available in the final public release of OS X Mavericks, expected to arrive this fall. [Image via 9to5Mac]