MacUpdate Widget
MacUpdate Widget
2.0

3.7

MacUpdate Widget free download for Mac

MacUpdate Widget2.0

27 July 2005

Live software updates feed widget (official).

Overview

Note: MacUpdate Widget is no longer under development.

MacUpdate Widget is a Dashboard widget that allows you to display the latest Mac OS X software releases on your desktop. Features include:

  • Customize the new releases feed based on specific category.
  • Track the Dashboard Widgets category to view all new widgets that get releases.
  • MacUpdate Members can have items in their watch list highlighted in green.
  • Multiple view formats.
  • Auto-hide drawer features with alert when new items are in the list.

What's new in MacUpdate Widget

Version 2.0:
  • Search results appear inside of the widget instead of loading a Web browser.
  • Complete user interface redesign
  • Ability to choose exactly what categories you want displayed in the new releases.
  • MacUpdate Members can have matching Watch List titles highlighted in green.

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How would you rate MacUpdate Widget app?

40 Reviews of MacUpdate Widget

0.5
Miocinq
26 May 2013
Version: 2.0

Most helpful

Still doesn´t work even on ppc.
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0.5
Miocinq
26 May 2013
Version: 2.0
Still doesn´t work even on ppc.
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5
Romain-DAUBEC
19 June 2012
Version: 2.0
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Soderberg
26 October 2011
Version: 2.0
Is there a newer version of this? The version here is PPC and from 2005; please update the description, e.g. to indicate that this widget is for pre-Intel users only, as an alternative to MacUpdate Desktop, etc. ... thanks!
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javier-jacobsen
23 May 2011
Version: 2.0
It doesn't work...
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0.5
ferben
10 December 2010
Version: 2.0
Unable download. Is it discontinued?
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Mac-Cognoscenti
16 November 2006
Version: 2.0
When will a Intel only or universal binary version of this widget be made available?
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Iamaswissguy
12 November 2006
Version: 2.0
It's pretty well done. One suggestion is that there be a "popular" view so I can see what's being downloaded by other people.
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Applecrypt-Mods
27 March 2006
Version: 2.0
this not being updated anymore???? Also needs updating with a couple of features i'd like: for one, perhaps only being able to view "free" programs rather tha shareware/etc/etc. I'd also like to increase the window size to my own prefered size. And what about just displaying the program name, with the description appearing when u hover the mouse over the name? :) Good widget tho - thanks MU :)
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Nadeemf
06 November 2005
Version: 2.0
Fails to work if you don't have a ~/Library/Widgets
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Anonymous
20 October 2005
Version: 2.0
Can you possibly make the text smaller? It's hard to see now, but I think I can squint down to 20/30!
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Anonymous
15 October 2005
Version: 2.0
Slick. A bit buggy, but I'm sure that will get worked out. Excellent interface design.
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4.25
Anonymous
31 August 2005
Version: 2.0
Yes, this has gotten very buggy lately from endless scanning to an uncontrolable scroll bar. Still I love the overall UI and preferences
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Jeff
22 August 2005
Version: 2.0
Worked fine at first, very usfull. Now it does nothing but search endlessly with no results. Tried reinstalling it. No dice, just an endlessly rotating icon, no listings. I wonder if something's wrong with the websight...
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Anonymous
04 August 2005
Version: 2.0
I'd love this if the window content would stop sliding up into the searchbar area... I can't get it to slide back down to see the actual content.
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Anonymous
01 August 2005
Version: 2.0
Yow, that is one poorly designed UI. I find myself having to actually wait for it to do really, really simple things. I'm not even talkin' about loading info. I'm talkin' like, click a button. And that scroll thumb... I'm supposed to be able to click that? You're kidding me. And I can't believe the window doesn't resize. It's like they were thinkin' "Jeez, users have it too easy these days. Let's jump back fifteen years, and design things like they did back then." Shocking.
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Anonymous
29 July 2005
Version: 2.0
I take it back. I removed this widget from the dashboard and restarted it, and now it works fine (still, there must be some minor glitch). But it's still going to be matter of taste whether to use this or MUMenu, which is fine and has the advantage of signalling the user whenever new stuff is posted.
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3.5
Anonymous
28 July 2005
Version: 2.0
There are some problems with the scroll bar in this widget. Frequently it goes into automatic mode and just keeps scrolling up or down. Quit and Restart of widget usually fixes problem. Clicking in scroll bar has very odd behavior jumping to odd places.
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Anonymous
28 July 2005
Version: 2.0
Great, but might be nicerr if it's default was set at compact. I have only a little bit of screen real estate and would rather click it to expand it every time I needed it, rather than have it taking up space constantly on the dash.
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Anonymous
27 July 2005
Version: 2.0
Been waiting for this Widget for awhile, thanks! Now I can remove that blasted VersionTracker RSS feed from my bookmarks bar. Suggestions for future updates: Would be nice to have the License be a selectable option in the prefs, show: updates shareware demo freeware etc.
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Anonymous
27 July 2005
Version: 2.0
It would be better if this widget opened each new item in a safari tab instead of a new window as with the MUmenu. Other than that its very useful and compact.
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Anonymous
27 July 2005
Version: 2.0
I have experienced the repeating of titles again - this time when I switched on the computer this morning. I used Dashboard OnOff to...do just that and on starting up the Dashboard again the problem didn't repeat.
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4.25
Anonymous
27 July 2005
Version: 2.0
Neat widget and quite useful!
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4.75
Anonymous
26 July 2005
Version: 2.0
I like it a lot, it looks like a good quick way to check on updates without having to drag out a web browser. My only issue is that I would like a way to manually compact the widget. Sometimes when I activate Dashboard the MacUpdate widget thinks its the active widget even when I haven't clicked on it and displays its list. Being able to prevent this would be a nice addition.
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5
Billy-Ray-Valentine
26 July 2005
Version: 2.0
Great update, much of an improvement from the previous version. Well done, MacUpdate.
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4.75
Anonymous
26 July 2005
Version: 2.0
Excellent. My only request would be to be able to enable/disable the display of freeware, shareware and commercial software.
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4.5
Anonymous
26 July 2005
Version: 2.0
Wow, great new version!
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4.25
Anonymous
26 July 2005
Version: 2.0
In some circumstances, which I am finding hard to replicate: 1.) the software titles duplicate themselves; 2.) the list of software titles suddenly 'folds up';
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JohnnyBender
25 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Doesn't allow extended characters in the search box, like é or ä, etc. Please contact me if you can fix this.
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3.5
Anonymous
25 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Not as useful for me as MUMenu, this Widget is functional but could be improved by allowing for a quicker view of new updates, rather than requiring scrolling. One option I can think of is removing descriptions to allow more things to show up in a window of the same size. Making the window resizable is another. Finally, allowing an option for displaying only the "red" (popular? Critical?) MacUpdate-designated items is yet another. All three would be best. There's definitely an issue with slow update displaying as well.
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Jesus De Meyer
25 May 2005
Version: 1.0
The "Loading..." issue some of you are having is a server side issue and not the fault of the widget. Try again at a later time or hit command r to force the widget to reload. Also, the widget updates itself automatically when the dashboard is activated (ie when the widget becomes visible).
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3.75
mousee
24 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Looks promising but needs work. The list is not loaded everytime the widget is called (in All mode only so far). Maybe a connection problem. I second the request for a longer delay. And could we see more than the last 20 items?
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3.5
Chipster
24 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Handy widget. One suggestion. You may want to distribute the widget with a one-hour refresh time as the default. Refreshing every five minutes is too frequent, in my opinion.
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2.25
Anonymous
24 May 2005
Version: 1.0
nothing comes up when the all category is selected
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4.25
Gjbeum
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Good and usefull feature. A pitty of the small typo ("Yesteday" instead of "Yesterday"
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2.75
Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Nice idea with the widget, but needs work. So sorry to say that i prefer the menubar app eqivilant. It's much easier to see what's new with that. :p
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4.75
Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Nice thing for sure, but as other has said, it should really be resizable.
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4.75
Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Good work but definitely needs a resize feature... :)
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Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Very nice an useful... Thank you!
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Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
is this the 'official' widget? i'd guess yes, due to its redness.
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Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 1.0
SWEET! I love useful widgets. A+++ Keep it up
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