On August 16, we reported Apple had started promoting certain applications updated to take advantage of the new features introduced in OS X Lion with the “Enhanced for OS X Lion” tagline. Back then, the list included apps like Fantastical, Screenflow, and Touchgrind, but Apple wasn’t featuring those applications in a specific Mac App Store section, as they usually do with apps pertaining to a category or “theme”. We suspected Apple would introduce a standalone section as more customers upgraded to Lion and developers pushed Lion-specific app updates, and as reported by CNET that’s exactly what happened earlier today in the weekly App Store homepage refresh.
Apps Enhanced for OS X Lion is available here, and it showcases apps that have been recently updated to include features like multi-touch gestures, full-screen mode, Resume and Versions, or, in the case of Twitterrific, improved scrolling for Lion. The section aggregates more than 45 apps from a variety of categories, such as Social Networking, Productivity, Photography, and Music. As usual with Apple’s dedicated App Store sections, the company is likely to add more apps over time, and keep the section – admittedly one of the most “relevant” in the Mac App Store right now – featured on the Store’s homepage for several weeks.
Check out “Apps Enhanced for OS X Lion” on the Mac App Store.