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Saves a lot of time and aggravation. Especially useful when upgrading your OS. I use it all the time and love it. Just extended my subscription

11 people found this review helpful
Version 5.2.3
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from Jacblac

I've relied on MU for years, & have been very satisfied w. its prior versions through 5.2.3, up to the new version 6. The star rankings i chose feel arbitrary, because i would easily give 5 stars if the new version was revised to include more...

9 people found this review helpful
Version 6.0
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Jacblac Member IconComment+19
Jacblac
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Apologies for my error about the current version of TotalFinder in my review a few minutes ago.

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Version 6.0.1
Jacblac Member IconReview+19
Jacblac
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This is an update of my July 23 review. It's an email i just sent, (to date i've only received a cryptic response to 1 of my emails, saying it would be passed on to the developer):
QUOTE
Ishak,
Attached are 5 numbered screenshots that i took a few minutes ago: 1-3 are of MU version 5.2.3, while 4-5 are of MU version 6.0.1.
As you can see from screenshots 1 & 2, version 5.2.3 looks for updates on the basis of 72 "installed" apps, but its watchlist recognizes & lists 827 apps, (tho in fact i have well over 1,000);
As you can see from screenshots 4 & 5, version 6.0.1 looks for updates on the basis of 70 "installed" apps, but its watchlist recognizes & lists 468 apps.
Item 3 shows that version 5.2.3 incorrectly identifies the current version of Total Finder as 1.6.2, (whereas already installed is current version 2.0).
In other words, both versions of MU are now a mess. It looks like you've taken on a new developer who has managed to ruin the old version, & to produce a new one that does not work, putting to the side the several useful version 5 features that are arbitrarily eliminated).
Hope there's a fix coming, (which ought to begin rehiring the prior developer, or getting a new one who has a clue what he's doing).
Cordially,
John
[see attached file: 1. "Applications" 72 items 2014-07-30 at 15.51.49.png] [see attached file: 2. Watchlist "ALL" 827 items 2014-07-30 at 15.49.41.png] [see attached file: 3. Total Finder "current" version 2014-07-30 at 15.53.23.png] [see attached file: 4. "Installed" Apps 70 items 2014-07-30 at 15.57.02.png] [see attached file: 5. Watchlist 468 items 2014-07-30 at 16.01.07.png]

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Version 6.0.1
Bobk88 Member IconReview+0
Bobk88
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I've been happy with my experience with Mac Update bundles over the years, and last week decided to try a MacUpdate desktop subscription.

I have been unable to get the app to work - after scanning my apps, I get a 'connection timed out' error while it searches for updates.

I troubleshooted on my own and then exchanged a few emails with support. Unable to find a solution, the support guy said he'd forward the issue to the lead developer and get back to me.

By this point, the potential convenience of the app had been negated by the hassle of troubleshooting, so I requested a refund.

Nearly a week later, and I haven't received a reply.

Zero stars for the product and half a star for support, because the agent was responsive one afternoon.

Mac Update Desktop 6.0.1
Mac Pro 8-core 2.26 GHz, 16GB RAM, Mavericks 10.9.4

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Version 6.0.1
MacUpdate (Developer)
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We apologize for any delay in response. Are you running any firewall or network blocker like Little Snitch?

Bobk88
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As I mentioned in the exchange with support, I tried creating a rule in Little Snitch to allow all ingoing and outgoing connections from MUD, and also tried completely disabling Little Snitch ('Stop Network Filter'). In both cases, I got the same error.

Bobk88
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Also: MUD does work on my laptop - 2012 Macbook Pro 15", 2.6 GHz i7, 8GB RAM, running Mavericks 10.9.4. I run Little Snitch on that machine too.

However, I do the vast majority of work on my desktop machine, so that's where I really need MUD to work.

MacUpdate (Developer)
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Can you check your Console logs on your desktop Mac? How many apps are installed?

Bobk88
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I'm nearly ready to wash my hands of this whole thing - I posted an answer to your questions this morning, and that reply has not appeared in this thread.

Also, I provided the information you are requesting to your support agent Ishaq last week. He said he would forward the case to the 'lead developer', and yet you're asking me to provide the same information again.

This very unprofessional, and so far is proving to be a waste of my time. How many times must I provide the same information and do the same troubleshooting steps?

As I tried to post earlier today, I don't know which Console log shows the number of installed applications. Let me know and I'll check.

My applications folder contains 199 apps, and MUD only recognizes 7 of those.

MacUpdate (Developer)
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We apologize for the duplicate request. It sounds like your Spotlight index may be incomplete, disabled, have exclusions, or is corrupt if you are not seeing all of your apps listed. You may want to try rebuilding the Spotlight index and then rebooting.

Bobk88
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I already tried re-indexing and it had no effect - please review my case (Ishaq, July 20, Bob k) before making additional duplicate requests.

Bobk88
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One more thing: Earlier this year, I had a problem with Spotlight frequently re-indexing my Mac Pro. If I recall correctly, I had just installed Mavericks, which was at version 10.9.3. I called Apple Care and was eventually sent to a high-level support agent. Even he was stumped - we never found a solution. However, the problem 'miraculously' disappeared with the 10.9.4 update.

My guess would be this had something to do with the way Spotlight is coded to operate on different hardware (the problem was non-existent on my 2012 MacBook Pro).

And if so, maybe that has some affect on the MUD app. I'm not a programmer - this is just a hunch.

Hmfwic Member IconComment+17
Hmfwic
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When I click on it to do a scan it only shows the following. Hope the png is viewable. It sat there for 3 minutes and didn't do anything. I have totally deleted it from my Mac and reinstalled it, no difference in its operation.

/Users/brucewisz/Desktop/Screen Shot 2014-07-25 at 8.16.54 AM.png

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Version 6.0.1
MacUpdate (Developer)
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Please contact desktop@macupdate.com for further support and to share your screen shots.

qrayg Member IconComment+1
qrayg
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MU 6 completely destroyed my Dropbox installation after its failed install. The .dropbox and .dropbox-master folders were corrupt which wouldn't even let me re-install Dropbox. I had to manually remove all files after a ton of research and re-install, re-sync my 100GB backup. I've since uninstalled MU and would like to get my money back.

I would love to go back to MU 5 as it worked great and didn't auto install a helper in the menu bar taking up valuable resources. When I quit an app I want it gone, not still sitting in my menu bar.

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Version 6.0.1
MacUpdate (Developer)
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The installation of Dropbox is a basic file copy operation - it does not touch anything else in your home directory or dropbox folder, or any hidden files. I suspect there was another problem with your drive or Dropbox itself that cause the problems.

You can disable the menu item in the preference. MacUpdate Desktop 6 and the background scanning it performs use less resources than MacUpdate Desktop 5.

qrayg
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I used MU6 to update DB and 3 other apps. ALL 4 apps had corrupted app folders with missing files. It WAS MU 6 that destroyed the install. I manually updated the said apps and it worked fine. I restored back to before and tried MU again and it corrupted the 4 apps again.

I've since installed MU 5 again and it updated the 4 apps perfectly.

MacUpdate (Developer)
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Can you email desktop@macupdate.com with the names of the 4 apps you had issue with, and any information from your Console logs that MacUpdate Desktop may have logged? This is the first case of over 1 million app updates of anyone reporting any corruption issues, and we'd like to address whatever the problem may be. The update engine in Desktop 6 is based on the same one in Desktop 6 - it can just handle several more types of apps that Desktop 5 can't install, so it would be odd that Desktop 6 did anything different here than version 5.

qrayg
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I do not have the console logs for MU 6 as I refuse to have the software on my machine any longer. I removed every trace of it since it caused me 8 hours of delay on doing my job. The apps were Dropbox, ImageOptim, GitHub, and CodeKit.

I have two identical Mac mini's and they both had MU 6 installed. One had issues with those 4 apps, the other only had issues with CodeKit and Dropbox. I think it's more of a download/service issue rather than an app issue.

That's great that your new app works perfectly for everyone but me, I'm still not renewing my subscription unless I can continue to use MU 5. I do not want the menu bar helper thing running all the time.

Mhoutman Member IconComment+189
Mhoutman
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Dear MacUpdate,

Please stop sending emails reminding me to use MUD 6: "You installed MacUpdate Desktop 2 weeks ago. Why not start using it to keep your Mac’s apps up-to-date?
It’s free to get started."

I installed MUD 6 but went back to MUD 5 and am perfectly happy :)

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Version 6.0.1
Paul Jones Member IconComment+0
Paul Jones
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Love the app, my major problem with it is tha fact it prompts me for my password all to often. This is magnified now with the (much welcome) update all function. It wold be nice to not have to enter my password at all,, or just for it to ask once on startup. Then i could just hit Update All, and it wouldn't bug me again.

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Version 6.0.1
RobertB2171 Member IconComment+1
RobertB2171
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I have a similar problem under OSX 10.9.4 it still frequently reports aps that were recently updated to be out-of-date. I find this to be annoying. At least now the thing ignores paid upgrades, though.

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Version 6.0.1
MacUpdate (Developer)
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This issue will be resolved in the next update. Thanks for your feedback.

Negritude Member IconComment+1082
Negritude
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I'm unable to get any updates. Keep getting this error with 6.0.1:

7/21/14 1:01:17.151 AM MacUpdate Desktop[656]: Automatch Connection failed! Error - The request timed out.

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Version 6.0.1
Jacblac
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I can't get any updates w. version 5.2.3 either - something seems to have gone wrong since version 6 came out …

MacUpdate (Developer)
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Let us know if you are still seeing this issue - it looks like it may have been a temporary networking error.

Jacblac
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Just restating here what i emailed the Developer in response to his own response (below) on July 23: Yes, i am still seeing the issue. No, it does not appear to me to be a temporary networking error - the symptoms on my 27" iMac running OS X 10.9.4 have gotten much worse. I'd be happy to provide the details, if that could be useful to MU or to its users, but for now i'll simply say that for years i found MU to be very useful, until version 6 was released. Since then, it began w. annoyance at tall the features which had been discarded; and over the past few days it's turned into being useless. Here's hoping for a return to pre-version 6 normalcy.

Robfol Member IconReview+77
Robfol
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CHAD, getting better but

1. Why am I FORCED to have a 'MacUpdate Desktop' Folder I DO NOT WANT THIS! I want my choice of download folder, not yours. No app should force things on paying users.

2. Like many users on this thread I DO NOT want the Background Process. Make Switch Off as a Pref and let me scan on demand, I don't care about the extra seconds at that point. Also make a pref for Scan on Launch.

Really puzzled that you cannot see that many users do not want Daemons and processes running that are unnecessary. Again please do not force things on users

3. The sorting of purchased apps is weird. Let me sort by date of purchase or alphabetically

Please listen to your paying users.

Cheers Robert

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Version 6.0.1
Michel-Tribet
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Completely agree with you, Robfol !

And after 11 days, not a word about the "Connexion Error : Request Expired" I have !

And where is the total translation in french ? In the first screen (that appears when I launch MUD 6), the screen is in english ! Some messages are in english, other are in french and other are mixed (english and french).

I think I have ONE thing to do : remove that crappy shit out of my computer if nothing is done before the end of this month !

MacUpdate (Developer)
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Thanks for the feedback. Saving downloads is not necessary, but if you elect to save the downloads, you can set the downloads folder in the preferences. It keeps the downloads sorted by date, as requested by many users, just as it worked in Desktop 5. The background process can be quit as has been mentioned several times here now by quitting out of the menu item. The background process in version 5 did not offer this choice. That said, there are dozens of processed running on your Mac at any given time, so I am still perplexed why you are so against it - it is there to notify you of new updates, and to enable you to install new apps or updates from the menu item without delay. The Mac App Store works in a similar way.

We are continuing to work on updates and will be including sorting options for purchased in a future release.

Michel-Tribet
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And what about "And after 11 days, not a word about the "Connexion Error : Request Expired" I have !" ? MUD 6 is not working at all at least on my machine : why would I let an app that does not work running on my machine ?

And yes please listen to your user !

MacUpdate (Developer)
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@Michel-Tribet - You are still seeing a connection error? Are you running Little Snitch or any other software firewall? We are not seeing any connection issues on our end.

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