Critical Updates
Critical Updates
1.60

3.8

Critical Updates free download for Mac

Critical Updates

1.60
25 June 2018

Notification of background updates.

Overview

Critical Updates keeps you informed of when a background update of the listed components occurs. These are controlled by the command-line softwareupdate tool and by App Store preference settings in System Preferences.

Critical Updates refreshes the Components table on launch, and about once every 60 minutes, if left running; it polls the App Store for security updates on launch, and about once every 10 seconds while running. Critical Updates has a very low energy and resource footprint, and can be left running with virtually no impact on system resources.

Features
  • Newly-updated components are colored red in the table
  • An alert appears in the window when a security update needs to be installed manually
  • Click the yellow warning triangle next to the alert message text to open the App Store
  • Click the ‘x’ button to hide the alert message
  • Double-click any component’s name to reveal it in the Finder
  • Click the App Store icon in the window to immediately open the App Store preference settings

What's new in Critical Updates

Version 1.60:
Improved:
  • Replaced some old code that could trigger an authorisation request when running on versions of macOS greater than 10.13.

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2 Critical Updates Reviews

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RavenNevermore
03 May 2017

Most helpful

Hey developer; if you wrote your dates as month/day/year, instead of day/month/year, they would sort properly when you sort by date! This is sloppy looking.

Otherwise good app. :)
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Version 1.56
Fsckthemembership!
27 June 2018
RIP…to a great application!

A convenient way to check for Apple security updates both for the average and advanced user (i.e. terminal command, forcing background updates)!

Any lite weight replacements (e.g. DetectX)?
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Version 1.60
RavenNevermore
03 May 2017
Hey developer; if you wrote your dates as month/day/year, instead of day/month/year, they would sort properly when you sort by date! This is sloppy looking.

Otherwise good app. :)
Like
Version 1.56
2 answer(s)
Hdms
Hdms
04 May 2017
Not everybody lives in America! And it does sort properly, with 03/05/2017 being at the top, and 26/03/2017 being at the bottom (or vv if you choose to sort oldest-newest).
Like (5)
applehelpwriter
applehelpwriter
15 June 2017
The View menu allows you to choose between US and non-US date format.

The sorting should work correctly for both..
Like (2)
Free

3.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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