MacUpdate Desktop
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MacUpdate Desktop is the best way to automatically keep all the software on your Mac up-to-date. The Mac App Store only updates apps that you bought from that storefront which is likely a fraction of your apps. MacUpdate Desktop updates everything on your Mac with a single click, keeping your Mac running more smooth and problem free.

MacUpdate Desktop also connects to your web browser allowing you to automatically Install apps directly from the MacUpdate.com website. This means you no longer have to download files from the web browser. Desktop will clean up the
What's New
Version 5.2.3:
  • Fixed a Preferences bug related to adding apps to your Watch List when downloaded
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MacUpdate - MacUpdate Desktop







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  • MUPromo
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  • AppyDays
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  • UpdateMenu
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Christo777 reviewed on 15 Apr 2014
"Update with MacUpdate Desktop" links in email are efficient and a big time saver !
"Add licence keys to 1password" feature is wonderful, too !
[Version 5.2.3]


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Ronny-Mac commented on 28 Mar 2014
Just renewed for another year and then MacUpdate Desktop decided not to work. It starts up, begins the scan, then just sits there chugging away and doing nothing. I deleted and reinstalled but get the same result.

Any ideas what's wrong?

The app and service are a good way to keep non-Mac App Store apps updated with little effort, and usually works without a hiccup. Well, other than listing version numbers that are incorrect from time to time.
[Version 5.2.3]

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chadatmacupdate replied on 04 Apr 2014
Your Spotlight index may be disabled, incomplete, or corrupt. First thing to try is to launch the app while holding down the Command and Option keys, which will force a full re-scan. If that doesn't work, you may need to re-index. Contact desktop@macupdate.com for additional help if needed.
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Psychosynthesis reviewed on 13 Feb 2014
I like this app and endeavour to use it, but downloads seem to get stuck, or installations and as it is all going on in the back ground there is no way to intervene. Its a little frustrating when it doesn't work smoothly
[Version 5.2.3]

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chadatmacupdate replied on 04 Apr 2014
If you are having trouble with specific apps, please let us know - desktop@macupdate.com. Also, stay tuned for a new update coming soon...
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Francarstens reviewed on 19 Dec 2013
I really like this app, but you know what would be a great feature? Displaying OS compatibility ala RoaringApps. Since MacUpdate Desktop controls all my app updates having the ability to see which Apps are compatible with Mavericks would be great.
[Version 5.2.3]


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Mextex commented on 12 Dec 2013
MacUpdate should seriously think about managing all those different Versions of Apps. NZBVortex MAS Version is now different than normal download Verrs´ion. Same with 1Password, Dropbox and Prizmo at the moment. I still like Macupdate Desktop but those false positives should be reduced. Also there should be a discussion how to treat certain Apps sepereately for each major version. Like Adobe Creative Suite Apps. I still own CS5.5 and I am not planning to upgrade and there might be possible updates (security fixes).
[Version 5.2.3]

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Mrtomato replied on 02 Feb 2014
I agree. Because the MAS app updates anyway, I'd prefer to have the option to ignore all MAS apps. I've accidentally installed a number of next version apps through MU - my fault, but a warning wouldn't have been unwelcome!
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chadatmacupdate replied on 04 Apr 2014
The next version of MacUpdate Desktop does a much better job at distinguishing MAS versions - stay tuned!
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Libertyforall1776 commented on 10 Dec 2013
It's really dumb I cannot multi-select multiple updates and update them simultaneously -- this should not be hard to implement!
[Version 5.2.3]


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PETERTRINIDAD4633 reviewed on 10 Dec 2013
Just so easy. MacUpdate does all the updating for me and I don't need to remember to go to any individual app for updates. I am feeling so lazy :)
[Version 5.2.3]


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Rob.h commented on 21 Nov 2013
Very handy tool. My only wish is that for apps that are available both from the Mac App Store and elsewhere, it would check the correct place for the latest version. Often it tells me there's a later version of a MAS app when in reality I'm already using the latest version of the MAS app and it's only the non-MAS version that's been updated.

Apart from that, it's a really useful piece of software.
[Version 5.2.3]

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chadatmacupdate replied on 04 Apr 2014
The next version of MacUpdate Desktop does a much better job at distinguishing MAS versions and offer the option to hide MAS apps altogether if you want - stay tuned!
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Eddiemp reviewed on 16 Nov 2013
Invaluable tool to keep up with all update from Apple and non-Apple applications. Brings versioncontrol to osx what should have been build inside the OS ...
[Version 5.2.3]

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chadatmacupdate replied on 04 Apr 2014
Thanks!
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Steve Frawley reviewed on 16 Nov 2013
Not perfect, but an invaluable asset in managing updates on multiple computers. I renewed at a bargain rate, but would have gladly renewed at list price.

I use it every day on four machines and the notification of updates on such a timely basis is beyond my imagination.

I own hundreds of programs and have been a Mac user since 1984 (Apple II before).

MUST HAVE for most users.
[Version 5.2.3]

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Steve Frawley replied on 16 Nov 2013
And Frequent Updates for System updates, too!
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claude1 had trouble on 22 Jun 2013
today i have uninstal macupdate 5,2
no happy for your service
[Version 5.2.2]


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claude1 had trouble on 22 Jun 2013
today I
uninstall the program macupdate desktop ???

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[Version 5.2.2]


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claude1 had trouble on 17 Jun 2013
from your site okay
but for my password always from program , 'MacupdateDesktop' app ,i have no acces with password wy
[Version 5.2.2]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 17 Jun 2013
Please send a message to support AT macupdate DOT com. We'll try to help you out.
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claude1 had trouble on 16 Jun 2013
mot de pass, et login ne fonctionne pas chez moi
program difficile a comprendre pour un francais
malgrer le payement fait sur paypal
votre systeme est compliquer a gerer
cordialement
claude
[Version 5.2.2]


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isnull had trouble on 15 Apr 2013
Hi!
MacUpdate Desktop keeps prompting for my account, even with the "Remember Me" option checked.
And there is no MacUpdate Desktop entry in the Keychain.
I've tried "Keychain First Aid" and clean re-install, but still no luck.
Any suggestions? Thanks!
[Version 5.2.2]


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June8 had trouble on 09 Apr 2013
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/4749/scheduler

I can find it with Spotlight as an application but MacUpdate Desktop application does not list it. Option + Command didn't solve the problem.
[Version 5.2.2]


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June8 had trouble on 09 Apr 2013
I deselect Automatically add Downloads to Watch List option in Preferences > Settings.

I quit MacUpdate Desktop application.

I open MacUpdate Desktop application.

I notice that the Automatically add Downloads to Watch List option is selected.
[Version 5.2.2]

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Enrico Franconi replied on 29 May 2013
I have the very same problem. I keep getting these emails about updates which I really don't want to get. Every time I have to manually remove ONE BY ONE all the updated apps from the watch list.
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Chaka had trouble on 08 Apr 2013
Hi,

I am still waiting for the solution if using 4 Macs. I am not able to connect. to the update server. The only option is to first create a new account on the Mac where I can connect and than use my payed account on the other Mac until all four Macs are updated.

I hope this will not be deleted as the first review.

Best regards
Chaka
[Version 5.2.2]


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June8 had trouble on 01 Apr 2013
Still cannot display screen savers!
[Version 5.2.2]


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Drnash had trouble on 17 Mar 2013
The latest versions (5.2 and 5.2.1) frequently add "_1" to the end of downloaded files, for no obvious reason (no items with the same name are in the download folder).
[Version 5.2.1]

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dp8 replied on 01 Apr 2013
This issue has been fixed in 5.2.2.

Eat_A_Peach rated on 03 Apr 2014

[Version 5.2.3]



creo318 rated on 17 Mar 2014

[Version 5.2.3]



Snooshy rated on 07 Mar 2014

[Version 5.2.3]



alis6266 rated on 06 Mar 2014

[Version 5.2.3]



Hate_Mac_Update_Privacy_Policy rated on 20 Feb 2014

[Version 5.2.3]



ColtonVota82 rated on 20 Feb 2014

[Version 5.2.3]



GertH3048 rated on 16 Feb 2014

[Version 5.2.3]



Léonux rated on 13 Feb 2014

[Version 5.2.3]



aarjaemanuelr2574 rated on 03 Feb 2014

[Version 5.2.3]



AngelDavidB2674 rated on 28 Jan 2014

[Version 5.2.3]


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License:Demo
Date:30 Jul 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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MacUpdate Desktop also connects to your web browser allowing you to automatically Install apps directly from the MacUpdate.com website. This means you no longer have to download files from the web browser. Desktop will clean up the installation afterward and keep the apps up-to-date in the future - far better than what a browser can offer!

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