Distribution of Mac Apps

John Gruber gives his thoughts on the distribution of applications for Mac OS X, reflecting on the current situation and offering solutions for both developers and Apple.

Perhaps Apple should do something like that for .app bundles, where if you launch an app from ~/Downloads/, it would prompt you to install the app, and if you agree, it would move it to the Applications folder and launch it from there.

UPDATE: The Hit List’s creator Potion Factory is already asking people if The Hit List.app should be put into the Applications folder.