Critical Updates
Critical Updates
1.60

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Critical Updates1.60

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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How would you rate Critical Updates app?

2 Reviews of Critical Updates

5
RavenNevermore
03 May 2017
Version: 1.56

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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Fsckthemembership!
27 June 2018
Version: 1.60
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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5
RavenNevermore
03 May 2017
Version: 1.56
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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