Download Only Software Update
Download Only Software Update
1.1

4.0

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Download Only Software Update

1.1
04 March 2010

Restores download only option in Software Update.

Overview

Download Only Software Update...This Automator droplet application replaces the functionality lost in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or a Download Only option in Software Update.

No longer to you need to bog down your workflow by installing them that moment, you can also save them for later or use on another computer.

Just double-click the application, wait a bit for downloading, then look for your updates in /Library/Updates

What's new in Download Only Software Update

Version 1.1:
  • Initial release.

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5 Download Only Software Update Reviews

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Easer
04 March 2010

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I've been on Leopard for a couple of years and never even knew I had this option. So, while I cannot use your creation, I still want to thank you for educating me.
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Version 1.1
Kobalt
14 March 2010
Downloading the Ipod Touch 3.1 software update (some 200MB) took about 40-odd minutes (I have a 8000/384kbps connection) and ran through iTunes. When it was finally done, I went to look for it in the Library/Updates folder only to find it glaringly absent. I was really quite excited when this was first posted, but now I'd have to wonder what exactly this Automator droplet is doing. Can't see any benefit over using Apple's Software Updater (OSX10.6.2).
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Version 1.1
Stassi
05 March 2010
This seems to have the potential to be wonderful (I can't imagine why Apple removed this, but I've missed it). But, I'm finding it VERY slow to download things. Is it only me?
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Version 1.1
3 answer(s)
Dualstar
Dualstar
07 March 2010
Many of Apple's update have been quite large lately. I'd chock it up to that, and since watching a progress bar makes it feel faster, the silent download "seems" to take a long time.
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Version 1.1
Stassi
Stassi
08 March 2010
Thanks for the response. I certainly do understand what you're saying. They have been very large, and I did notice that there's no visual indicator of the download, which I know can make it seem longer. But, I let it run overnight, and when I got back to my machine in the morning, there'd been barely any progress made. The updates folder was only about 2MB larger than when I went to bed, and I didn't actually see new files. And, I have awesome bandwidth here. I've restarted the machine - repaired permissions - and cleared many caches recently, but this was still an issue. I wanted to notify you directly, but didn't really see a reference to this program on your website listed above, so I posted here. Do you have any additional suggestions? I want to use this, and love it like it should be loved! I can't believe Apple themselves killed this in this version...
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Version 1.1
Dualstar
Dualstar
08 March 2010
Sounds like an isolated issue to me. This utility just uses Apple's internal software update commands, so there isn't really anything to debug. Good luck with that.
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Version 1.1
Thyx
04 March 2010
Very efficient coding ;-) Many thanks! Nice to get updates for two computers by a single download. Saves some clicking around. thyx (Oh, and I'd say some people would try to get paid for this)
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Version 1.1
Easer
04 March 2010
I've been on Leopard for a couple of years and never even knew I had this option. So, while I cannot use your creation, I still want to thank you for educating me.
Like (3)
Version 1.1
Kobalt
04 March 2010
YES! Thank you! Why Apple ever deleted this option beats me, but I've sorely missed it. Looking forward to giving this s spin. :-)))
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Version 1.1
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4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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