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MacUpdate Desktop6.4.1

19 December 2018

Search and install Mac apps w/ 1-click and keep them updated.

Overview

MacUpdate Desktop brings seamless 1-click app installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on macupdate.com with a single click, including thousands of titles not available in the Mac App Store. And now, users can search for, discover, and install new apps right from the MacUpdate Desktop app!

  • 1-Click App Installs - Installing apps using a Web browser is slow and complicated. You have to hunt down .zip archives, mount disk images, manually drag app icons to the /Applications folder, run custom installers, and delete the files you no longer need. With MacUpdate Desktop, all you have to do is click the "Install" link on a MacUpdate app listing and MacUpdate Desktop takes care of everything.
  • Keep All Your Mac Apps Up-to-date - MacUpdate Desktop scans your Mac for outdated apps and immediately notifies you when a new version is available. Updating your apps is as simple as a single click. Free users can update up to 5 apps during the trail period (MacUpdate Desktop subscribers will want to upgrade to our Desktop membership for unlimited app updates, plus other benefits).
  • Discover and Install New Apps - MacUpdate Desktop features an expanded search feature that offers the ability to search both app titles as well as natural language keywords to help you discover new apps from within MacUpdate Desktop. Try searching "antivirus" or "email" to view relevant apps -- after a 1-click app install, you've got a new app installed and ready to launch, without ever having to leave MacUpdate Desktop.
  • Localization provided for the following languages: English, French, German, Korean, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish

Learn more at the MacUpdate Desktop feature page and become a member today!

What's new in MacUpdate Desktop

Version 6.4.1

Note: MacUpdate Desktop is ready for macOS Catalina

We've fixed some more bugs, updating some settings:
  • Fixed a few crashes
Feedback:
  • Thanks for being part of the Mac community. Keep sending your thoughts and feedback to us at desktop@macupdate.com. We seriously love hearing from you guys!

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How would you rate MacUpdate Desktop app?

1529 Reviews of MacUpdate Desktop

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Eveningclouds
05 December 2019
Version: 6.4.1

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Increasingly ridiculous performance issues on the desktop app. I was caught in an endless update refresh, which is typical: always quit and restart the app or the updates won't be current. And now I can't log in to the app, although the password is accepted online. $20 every 6 months for this kind of unreliable and frustrating performace is simply not acceptable. After many years, time to cancel before the next renewal.
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cirrus-cirrus
24 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Also getting the endless update refresh - really annoying Recent renewal not credited to my account so I'm still shown as having a trial membership - will remove from auto renewal
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Rmorden
23 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I expected more.
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alan-107
19 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Very poor app. Just resubscribed without any warning. Programs are expensive than other places. Very poor quality application. Do not recommend at all.
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ekimsnibor
19 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Updates are inconsistent. Sometimes it uses the app, sometimes sends email. Too many different confusing states shown in the app (open,install,update,show file,etc) not always clear what to do. Still -- better than having no update system for my apps.
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Jturnerspfld
19 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I have liked MacUpdate in the past but I am STILL waiting for a temporary password that will allow me to activate it. I have sent at least 2 emails but received no replies.
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Xpuserpjc
11 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Using it for years now and used to its quirks. Email notifications urge me to open the app and check updates. I do this once per week and it goes well enough. I CTL-click to ignore those that I don’t want to update. I may see an item and go to the developer site to get that update instead of using MUD. Basically I treat the app as news for application updates. As for quirks... if I update several items using the app, if I check again I see the progress bar fill and repeat. I quit and wait for the complaint alert and then try later after quitting the menu bar helper. I also find that it is good to press CMD-OPT while selecting check for updates from the menu as a regular check misses items now and then.
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Russ2
09 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Works fine!
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akbob1
09 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Seems to work fine for me 97% of the time. I am a satisfied customer.
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Jturnerspfld
08 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
MacUpdate Desktop was working fine until I transferred to a new computer. Yaroslav Yanitskyy told me I had apparently not been billed for a few years. He gave me detailed instructions and set a temporary password. Several months passed before I worked up the courage to use his instructions since I usually misunderstand something and make thing worse. I was able to follow his instructions until they said to sign in, which didn't work. I assume his temporary password expired. I emailed him a few days but have not heard back, thus I have been unable to complete his instructions and still do not have a working program.
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Lightman28
07 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Seriously?! Does not perform as advertised. I say not access the downloads folder, and it still does! Very disappointed!
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