I spend a lot of time researching apps on my Mac. And I love that the Google Play Store lets me send new apps directly from the desktop browser to my Android devices. Apple\u2019s iTunes app store is behind the times in that respect, but Crosswa.lk could change that.\n\tCrosswa.lk has an API that lets app developers post links on their websites to directly download their apps. Publishers, for instance, could post links to iOS apps on their home pages. Then visitors would just type in Apple IDs and passwords, and the apps would automatically download to their registered iDevices.\n\tCrosswa.lk\u2019s service is nascent, and you won\u2019t yet find many of its links on websites. But you can get an idea of how it will work from Crosswa.lk\u2019s site. Twitter, Pandora and Gmail are among the apps you can now download directly to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad from Crosswa.lk. To do so, you\u2019ll need to go into your iOS Settings and select iTunes & App Stores. Under "Automatic Downloads," make sure "Apps" is turned on.\n\tDownloading apps from Crosswa.lk's site was hit or miss for me. Each time I attempted to download an app, I got a message that told me to \u201cmake sure to enable automatic downloads,\u201d even though I\u2019d already done that. I clicked "I'm Done," then got an error message telling me to \u201cPlease try again.\u201d I re-entered my Apple ID and clicked the \u201cDownload" button. Sometimes Crosswa.lk told me the app had already downloaded, and sometimes it had. Other times, I couldn\u2019t get the download to happen at all.\n\tCrosswa.lk is a cool concept, and I hope it takes off. But based on my experience, the developer has some kinks to work out first.