I just downloaded an “App” from the Apple Store for the first time to my MacBook Pro. I wanted to check on the transfer progress, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it. Lucky for me, when I opened the Launchpad I could clearly see that my app was sparkling. (Enter sarcastic remark here). Yep, instead of a progress bar you get sparkles around the icon. I guess that means it is either downloading, installing, or ready, but who knows?