MUMenu
MUMenu
2.1.4

4.4

MUMenu free download for Mac

MUMenu

2.1.4
25 July 2012

Menu item displays latest MacUpdate releases and Promo offers.

Overview

MUMenu is a menubar item application that will check periodically for daily Mac OS X software updates at MacUpdate. You'll be able to browse small descriptions of the updated products, go to More Info pages, and download them. Highlighted updates (Hot Picks) are highlighted in red, and applications that are already installed on your Mac will display its appropriate icon. When a new update is posted, MUMenu icon in the menu bar will change color.

What's new in MUMenu

Version 2.1.4:
  • Support for Retina display Macs
  • Signed with Developer ID Certificate for OS X 10.8 Gate Keeper
  • Optimized for Intel and Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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mikokim
16 October 2015

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+1 re: MUMenu needing an update.

I know, for obvious reasons, MacUpdate wants to push its desktop update software (which, while helpful to some, is just not what I want, do, or need). But MUmenu has been my goto app through which I discover new apps and updates. It sits in my menu bar and I visit it multiple times a day to see what's up. As of this morning, it's no longer connecting to the stream. I'm on El Cap, and it used to work just fine. . . until this AM. :(
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Version 2.1.4
GLW
16 April 2019
I recently upgraded from High Sierra to the latest iteration of Mojave (10.14.4) and this venerable and useful utility no longer works for me. I see that some other commenters have found it to work with Mojave; but I wonder if this is only true for earlier versions of Mojave. Has anyone else found a way to get MUMenu to work on 14.4?
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Version 2.1.4
1 answer(s)
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
03 September 2019
MUMenu is code-signed, but with an obsolete code signature format (version 1), so Gatekeeper will reject it. You should remove the quarantine extended attribute from the app, and then it will hopefully work. The command is: xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine /Applications/MUMenu.app ……… obviously, if MUMenu is in a different location on your volume, you need to change the path to the app accordingly. At any rate: it works fine here on Mojave 10.14.6, and I expect it will continue to work on Catalina.
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Version 2.1.4
paulsrandall
03 January 2019
Still wonderful after all these years. Just so very efficient to use. I use it everyday and on the latest Mojave beta no less.
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Version 2.1.4
Sergesouszero
25 October 2018
MacUpdate Team : Is there an upgrade coming to ensure compatibility with Mojave?
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Version 2.1.4
5 answer(s)
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
05 November 2018
Still working fine here on Mojave. I ran into a crash once for a couple of times in a row, because there was allegedly more than one process of MUMenu activated, but after that it's been fine. You just have to manually edit the MUMenu's menu bar icon, so it works with Dark Mode.
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Programhappy
Programhappy
12 December 2018
No, it absolutely does NOT work in Mojave.
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
12 December 2018
Sorry, but then you're doing it wrong. Has been working fine and steady for months now.

https://i.imgur.com/2f4Hp4Q.jpg
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Programhappy
Programhappy
12 December 2018
"Doing it wrong"? Using it extensively—with a paid membership—for OVER YEARS 5 YEARS and then having it disappear after updating to Mojave is "doing it wrong"? No. Also, check your version. I'm using 10.4, not 10.4.2.
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
12 December 2018
MUMenu is a freeware. There is no paid membership plan. Do you by any chance mean MacUpdate Desktop? In any case, as you can see from the screengrab, MUMenu is working fine on Mojave, on 10.14.2, and it also worked fine on 10.14.1 and 10.14.0.

EDIT: found a support note by the MacUpdate team on MacUpdate Desktop here: https://support.macupdate.com/support/solutions/articles/5000794939-handle-issue-with-crashing-mud-on-macos-10-14-mojave- … MacUpdate Desktop needs to be in the Full Disk Access list. (MUMenu, which is a different application, doesn't need to be on the FDA.)
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Ollerich
11 October 2018
since the release of Mac OS Mojave (10.14) it's not working anymore :(
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Version 2.1.4
1 answer(s)
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
05 November 2018
Still working fine here on Mojave. I ran into a crash once for a couple of times in a row, because there was allegedly more than one process of MUMenu activated, but after that it's been fine. You just have to manually edit the MUMenu's menu bar icon, so it works with Dark Mode.
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MichaelHaeusler
30 May 2018
Great menulet to discover new apps. The only problem is that the download command doesn't seem to work anymore. As an awesome companion app I recommend CoreCode MacUpdater: https://www.corecode.io/macupdater/index.html … much better than MacUpdate Desktop
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Version 2.1.4
hmfwic47
12 January 2018
Works ok under macOS High Sierra. Haven't tried the "automatic login function" yet. It opens in the menu bar because I have it in the users & groups system preference. Don't know if you have to have MacUpdate Desktop to use MUmenu.
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Version 2.1.4
Max-G
16 November 2017
The automatic login funtion no longer works in High Sierra. Guess it's time for an update...
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Version 2.1.4
Lemming
24 March 2016
Great little menu app for OS X and it still works under OS X 10.11. However, it is very prone to crashing. It would be nice to have an update that fixes some of the crashes.

And even better would be an update that provides links to the developers' websites so we can download installers directly from them rather than using the terrible MacUpdate crapware installers. But I won't hold my breath.
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Version 2.1.4
2 answer(s)
dcth
dcth
10 June 2016
thank you for the heads up, i think i'll pass on this until theres a newer build
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
14 November 2017
I've been on El Capitan until today, and it hasn't crashed once.
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Stevencee
13 January 2016
I just downloaded the program, and have 10.6.8, but when I tried to install it, it told me I had to have 10.7. So, why does the info on this site say I can use it but the app itself says NO?
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Version 2.1.4
Shane-Smith
09 December 2015
I wish they would update this to at least work in Dark mode.
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Version 2.1.4
4 answer(s)
chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
10 December 2015
It works fine in Dark mode - what additional changes were you looking for?
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Shane-Smith
Shane-Smith
10 December 2015
The icon works in dark mode but the highlighted apps in the dropdown appear in red. It makes it very hard to read, it would be nice to change the red to yellow or some other colour that works well with black.
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MartySkinner
MartySkinner
15 April 2016
I agree that using this application in dark mode is unnecessarily hard on the eyes.

I looked for an external CSS file within the application bundle but didn't find one.

Perhaps if implementing an external CSS file, color picker or other color choices into the Preferences is too difficult that a preference file setting within com.macupdate.mumenu.plist would be possible for those users that are impacted by this.
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MartySkinner
MartySkinner
05 November 2016
It seems that Sierra has made the color visualization even worse for me. Now I can hardly see the "price" value: Free, Shareware, etc. in addition to the name of the application being in a form of red that doesn't show up well.

I'm using a non-retina laptop in case that helps understand the issue I see.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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