MacUpdate Desktop
MacUpdate Desktop
6.4.1

3.2

MacUpdate Desktop free download for Mac

MacUpdate Desktop

6.4.1
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  • Keep All Your Mac Apps Up-to-date - MacUpdate Desktop scans your Mac for outdated apps and immediately notifies you when a new version is available.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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Eveningclouds
05 December 2019

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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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Version 6.4.1
jalimuna358
22 March 2020
good afternoon so far this extraordinary corona situation might be made us think how to improve our levels and try to discover.
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Version 6.4.1
Patrick-Linehan
19 March 2020
Does not work and the website crashed when I tried to log in to change my credit card to prevent auto-renewal. Used to be good, but now it's a rip-off
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Version 6.4.1
Cookie08
19 March 2020
Used to be much better many times does not even pick up the new app which are on the website app page. Other times very slow or says there is no up dates when there is is. For many weeks or months could not login to website or account wierd. Also when you quit the app it leaves a datamon running taking up a lot ram in the background why is this not quoting and clearing the ram not good practice.
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Version 6.4.1
cbleadon
18 March 2020
Not very much!
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Version 6.4.1
Richard-Cupka
15 March 2020
I have used it for a long time....and I, really, would hate this computer if it wasn't"t for MacUpdate. It has saved me so darned much "time" and aggravation. At age 85 I don't have much time left and I, simply, will no longer buy in the often aggravating open market unless I absolutely have to. On a scale of 0-10....I Give MacUpdate a "12" ! [sig] Cupcake
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Version 6.4.1
Peter-Lovell
03 March 2020
There was a time when MacUpdate was delivering well (I have subscribed for over 8 years), but sadly that has not been the case for a few years now. The Desktop App has not been updated for a long time, despite having long-term bugs that reduce its usefulness and make it a bit of a pain to use - I have raised these by email with MacUpdate with little effect and with no responses whatsoever from them to the last two emails I sent (I have now given up trying). The email alerts about App updates have recently changed to become far less useful because they no longer carry information about the new version number or the specific changes in the new version of an App. And the changes to the web site have made it less useful, especially removal of the side box which showed more detailed, helpful information about an App and moving of the links to similar Apps to the bottom of the web page. I have just signed up for another year, but the cost is hard to justify and, with so many Apps now self-updating, I doubt I will do so again unless MacUpdate get their act together.
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Version 6.4.1
Rmoran
03 March 2020
I now requires the Mac App Store, CleanMyMac X, and MacUpdate to actually keep my Mac updated. Six months is an odd interval for a purchase to cover. Furthermore, even with the 6 month period, an annual amount paid in advance should be less than 2 X the 6 month amount!
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Version 6.4.1
SilentUpdate
02 March 2020
I expect from an Update app that it can check my system and show the current versions and the available version of every app and show the newer ones in a color that I know there is a difference. In earlier days the app did so. But now I get a watching list very different from my current system installation and another list showing my installed apps, but I cannot do here anything. The update list shows only updates for an expert from my total installation list - 22 of 200. Ca. 5 apps of 50 are older in the MacUpdate Desktop list compared with my installation. I can use MacDesktop to find some updates, but I have to use more sources to find it all. There are apps which have a different build number for the English and German release, but MacUpdate Desktop lists it using the English version only. So the German user is looking for updates which is not available from the programer for his language version or the automatic updates changes his regional language version into English. Same with Firefox or Thunderbird.
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Version 6.4.1
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Viktor MacUpdate
Viktor MacUpdate
18 March 2020
We reached out to you via email. Please, take a look into your inbox!
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Version 6.4.1
Ralph-H-George-Jr-
28 February 2020
Extremely unsatisfactory "app" - $20.00 every 6 months for an "app" that does NOT perform the way it is sold! Example - I have tried to update MacUpdate Desktop to 6.4.1 numerous times ~ even with "GUIDANCE" from your so-called experts. With the expert(s) direction (I was provided step-by-step directions via email) I deleted all files related to the prior version "6.4 app" 3 times, I tried to download the upgrade to 6.4.1 to no avail. The performance of the "app" and "support staff" has been totally UNACCEPTABLE. Please MAKE THIS "APP" PERFORM ACCCURATELY. Case Closed.
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Version 6.4.1
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frwiller75
frwiller75
29 February 2020
calme toi Ralph... chez moi ça marche, alors pourquoi pas chez toi ?
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Version 6.4.1
bjs81
bjs81
19 March 2020
having same issue. not happy.
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Version 6.4.1
DaveM5495
25 February 2020
Not impressed with this software.
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Version 6.4.1
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frwiller75
frwiller75
29 February 2020
pas impressionné Dave ? normal ce n'est pas une imprimante ni un appareil photo...
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Version 6.4.1