The Mac App Store guidelines limit what an app can and can’t do. One of such limitations is inability to operate in privileged mode, another one is the mandatory operation in sandboxed mode.
While being generally useful (as they prevent some apps from harming your system) these requirements may influence functionality of applications that need low-level system access. In order to comply with these rules we’ve removed a few features from the Mac App Store edition of DaisyDisk.
Here’s a complete list of differences between two editions of DaisyDisk:
|Stand-alone||Mac App Store|
|System requirements||OS X 10.10 or newer1||OS X 10.10 or newer2|
|Safety measures||Developer ID||Sandboxing|
|Updates via||Built-in updater||Mac App Store|
|Registration||License keys||Apple DRM|
|Buy site version||Buy Mac App Store version|
1Legacy versions for OS X 10.5—10.9 are available.
2Legacy versions for OS X 10.6—10.9 are selected automatically by the Mac App Store, depending on your current OS X version.
If you are our customer from the Mac App Store, you can get the stand-alone license for free.
If you migrate to the stand-alone version, you can use the both versions side by side, or delete one of them to avoid confusion (recommended). You can freely reinstall and delete either of the two versions at any time.
If you’re wondering about a migration in the opposite direction (from a purchased stand-alone license to the Mac App Store) note that it’s technically impossible without re-purchasing. Also such migration doesn’t make much sense for most people due to the limitations of the Mac App Store.