MacUpdate Desktop 6 - Mac app installs & updates made easy

MacUpdate Desktop 6

Mac app installs & updates made easy

Get started, it's freemium!
MacUpdate Desktop 6 application screenshot With MacUpdate Desktop, downloading & installing
40,000+ apps is as easy as 1-2-3.
MacUpdate Desktop is the most important tool in your toolbar.
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Step 1: click the install link on the MacUpdate site.
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MacUpdate Desktop 6 is changing how people install Mac apps

Changing how people install Mac apps

Installing apps using a web browser is slow and complicated. You have to hunt down oddly named .zip archives, mount disk images, manually drag app icons to the /Applications folder and delete space wasting archives. MacUpdate Desktop simplifies this process to just one simple click per app.

MacUpdate Desktop 6 is changing how people install Mac apps

New Mac? This app is the most important

When you get a new Mac, the first app you’ll want to install is MacUpdate Desktop. Why? Because it makes it much easier to find and install all of the other apps you’ll want to have on
your Mac. Get up and running in a fraction of the usual time!

Keep your Mac apps updated

Outdated apps on your Mac are highlighted in red. Double-click them to
update them to their latest version. You can update up to 5 apps per month for free!
  • Watch a screencast of MacUpdate Desktop 6 Watch Video
  • Purchases - Install, get receipts and manage app purchases from MacUpdate inside the MacUpdate Desktop 6 app.
  • Updates - See all the apps on your Mac that are out of date and update them with a single click.
  • Watch list - Manage all the apps on your watch list to see when new version and updates are available.
Watch the MacUpdate Desktop screencast Manage your purchased apps directly in the MacUpdate Desktop app Update all your apps directly in the MacUpdate Desktop app See your watchlist apps directly in the MacUpdate Desktop app
MacUpdate Desktop 6 is changing how people install Mac apps

Keep everything current

Most Mac users think that most of their apps are up-to-date. But our data shows that the typical Mac user has over 30
apps that need updating.
MacUpdate Desktop scans your
Mac and highlights outdated apps – just click to update.

MacUpdate Desktop 6 is changing how people install Mac apps

Peace of mind

Keeping your apps up-to-date helps ensure that your Mac won't crash or get hacked. MacUpdate Desktop will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that things are running smoothly and security holes are closed.

Better than the Mac App Store

VMWare Fusion can be installed and updated with MacUpdate Desktop 6. Chrome can be installed and updated with MacUpdate Desktop 6. Dropbox can be installed and updated with MacUpdate Desktop 6.
With over 40,000 aps listed at MacUpdate.com, MacUpdate Desktop is a better way to install and update your apps than the Mac App Store.
Onyx can be installed and updated with MacUpdate Desktop 6. Skype can be installed and updated with MacUpdate Desktop 6. Spotify can be installed and updated with MacUpdate Desktop 6.

MacUpdate isn’t just an alternative to the Mac App Store, it’s better.
Stop searching the MAS and not finding what you’re looking for.

MacUpdate Desktop

Mac App Store

Access to over 40,000 apps like VMWare Fusion, Chrome, Dropbox, Onyx, Skype and Spotify MacUpdate features 40,000+ apps compared to Mac App Store's 15,000. With only 19,000 apps you’re unlikely to find
what you’re looking for (yeah, Skype isn’t there)
Use the Similar Software section to find the
best alternatives to an app you’re viewing
MaYou can find important system preferences, drivers and other software on MacUpdate that isn't available in the Mac App Store. Lacks any targeted recommendation engine or
ability to find app alternatives
17 years of Mac community users invested in
helping each other recommend the best Mac apps
The MacUpdate community is 100% organic so you know that app reviews and raiting are real rather than the fake and paid for ones like on the Mac App Store. No ability to build smart discussions by replying
to developer and user comments and reviews

MacUpdate memberships explained

MacUpdate Desktop is a freemium app. Unlimited 1-click app installs. 5 app updates per month all free.
Upgrade to Premium Desktop for unlimited everything. If you like buying Mac apps, then definitely upgrade to Promo.

Learn more about what a membership gets you Click here to learn more about the advantage of a MacUpdate membership
Feature
1-click app installs
Keep apps updated
Watch Lists
Enhanced MacUpdate.com
20% more buying power
Description
Click and any app on macupdate.com installs and cleans up.
Keeps all apps on your Mac updated and running smooth.
Organize your apps in your own categories.
Turn off ads, email update notifications and more.
Pay $50 every 6-months and get $60 in app buying credit.
Free
The free plan supports 1-click installs
5 /mo
No
No
No
Desktop
The Desktop plan supports 1-click installs
The Desktop plan keeps all apps on your Mac updated.
The Desktop plan allows custom watchlist orginization
The Desktop plan lets you turn off ads and customize email notifications
No
Promo
The Promo plan supports 1-click installs
The Promo plan keeps all apps on your Mac updated
The Promo plan allows custom watchlist orginization
The Promo plan lets you turn off ads and customize email notifications
The Promo plan gives you extra buying app power
Free
$20
/ year
$50
/ 6-mo
Get started, it's freemium!

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Short summary about this feature.

Install new apps

Install new apps with one-click from MacUpdate.com
MacUpdate members enjoy seamless installs and get discounts on some of the most popular and newest Mac OS X apps and software.

Promos

App discounts with seamless installs after purchase.
MacUpdate desktop smart app engine is constantly learning how to install new apps.

Smart scanning engine

Desktop finds new updates automatically
Watch lists allow you to build lists of apps that you use on multiple Macs.

Watch List

Track apps that you repetitively install on multiple Macs.