Well, as happy I am 4 years with XLD, 4 it's functionality, ease of use and rock-steady performance, as unhappy I am with the new Macupdate 'era'.
I use Macupdate a long time, in fact as long I can remember :-)
But this new 'road' is totally unwanted and highly unacceptable!
I first started to notice this 'behavior' with he MacupUpdate Fall 2015 bundle when I wanted to install Toast 14 on my Mac.
I, as a user, am forced to install some (I don't know what or what the heck it is 4) piece of unwanted software called "Macupdate Desktop" and then, but ONLY then I can install the bought Toast version from the bundle!
I don't want no little-spy or make my machine go coo-coo piece of software on my machine!!!!
I just want to be able to install the software I have bought with my own money, but somehow Macupdate has got this attitude over them, which gives them the right to force this piece of unwanted software!
Sure, I installed the MU desktop, installed Toast 14 and removed de MU Desktop (Thanks to AppDelete!!) but I don't want, in the first place, be forced to use the MU Desktop!
Now, with XLD basically the same problem! When not logged in to the website of MacUpdate, one gets an totally unwanted crappy piece of software to install XLD.
This cannot be good!
However when I am logged in in2 the Macupdate website, I can download the software without the hideous installer!
That routine gives to think that Macupdate has begun DATA-MINING through their website AND via some hideous installers nobody NEEDS or simple DON'T WANT!
There is no other explanation why a good service like Macupdate would go on such a slippery path!?
I did notice the forced MacUpdate desktop install-in-my-face 2 late, because this is such an intrusion on my machine and privacy, but 1 thing I know 4 sure, this was my last-ever buy from Macupdate, how good the deal may seems 2 B!
I will never B forced into some scheme I don't want 2.
As 4 XLD, the program just rocks as always and a 5 star recommendation!!
a little PS 2 the XLD programmer: Don't let UR great app B ruined by such bullocks as now is happening on MacUpdate!!!!!