Can a Mac have apps on it in the same way as the iPod or iPad?
Or can another Apple computer do it?
A Mac can have apps the same way as the iPod or iPad, which are products of Apple. You can install the My Must- Have Mac Apps, 2012 edition, which gives you the access to have the Apple apps. You can get the apps from http://www.macstories.net/roundups/my-must-have-mac-apps-2012-edition/.