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  • Keep All Your Mac Apps Up-to-date - MacUpdate Desktop scans your Mac for outdated apps and immediately notifies you when a new version is available.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

1442 MacUpdate Desktop Reviews

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Jacblac
26 June 2014

Most helpful

I've relied on MU for years, & have been very satisfied w. its prior versions through 5.2.3, up to the new version 6. The star rankings i chose feel arbitrary, because i would easily give 5 stars if the new version was revised to include all of what it previously included in 5.2.3. I ran version 6 a half hour ago, & it not only missed the newly available updates as of this morning, but it also flagged a number of supposed updates which are not updates. One feature that 5.2.3 had that 6.0 does not is the possibility of "marking as current" an update which isn't an update. Another feature that 5.2.3 had that i liked, (eliminated in 6.0), is that the list of apps to be updated did not change until you quit MU - which made possible identifying where the app. is located if, like me, you have subfolders which group applications according to function - something i find very useful, given that i have close to 2,000 apps. For related reason, i also liked the separate window showing the apps being updated. There are other features that i'm used to which are now missing in version 6. One new feature in version 6 that i quite like is the fact that it is aware of apps located on the internal drive outside the Applications folder - something i was unable to do in 5.2.3 even when trying to add items to the Watch List. In short, this review has one goal: to urge the developer to restore in version 6 the features it removed which were present in version 5.2.3. I consider myself a supporter of MU.
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Version 6.0
gigadivamail
17 October 2019
no comment
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Version 6.4.1
cathy247
13 October 2019
MU often identifies and downloads the same app multiple times which uses up my download quotas and costs me money needlessly. It also failed to identify problems with the latest operating system upgrade Catalina which has rendered most of my games inoperable, so much so that although they haven't run very smoothly or fast lately has left me contemplating reverting to Yosamite just so I can play something, especially given I paid for all the games that I am unable to use now.
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Version 6.4.1
yahyah
10 October 2019
I got this account to get access to an application that said I needed an account to download it. After I paid for the account and got access to the link to download the application it took me off of this site and onto the developer site and for some reason I couldn't download the application. The point being... this MacUpdate account was unnecessary and serves absolutely no purpose for me. None whatsoever.
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Version 6.4.1
1 answer(s)
Viktor
Viktor
11 October 2019
MacUpdate.com does not require users to have an account to download software. MacUpdate Desktop is a piece of software we created to track updates and automatically update apps on your computer. You are not required to have it installed on your computer to download applications off of MacUpdate.com. There are "Download" and "Install with MacUpdate" buttons available on each app page. The latter requires you to have MacUpdate Desktop installed, yes, but there's always the first one there to get the installation file itself onto your computer. May I ask you what is the application in question here so we can double-check it? Additionally, please contact our support@macupdate.com email address if you have any additional questions or requests! Thanks, and have a great one!
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Version 6.4.1
IMRAN™
27 September 2019
Overpriced and buggier every version.
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Version 6.4.1
xcoxco
23 September 2019
Liked the look and feel of the old MacUpdate website much better. For one, the current design does not frame the displayed pages, making it more confusing to view content, especially on large displays.
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Version 6.4.1
xcoxco
23 September 2019
Liked the look and feel of the old MacUpdate website much better. For one, the current design does not frame the display, making it more confusing to view content, especially on large displays.
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Version 6.4.1
Tchernob1l
18 September 2019
I never needed it. I spend too many money.
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Version 6.4.1
arintoul
17 September 2019
Very little, really.
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Version 6.4.1
DragonMaster
08 September 2019
No issues except that it periodically objects to mt VPN.
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Version 6.4.1
cdpeek
06 September 2019
Too many problems on current version. Does not pick up all apps in apps folder. Often calls for an update that is not needed - app is already updated. If these problems are not corrected, I will not renew. Used to be a time saver but no more.
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Version 6.4.1
$20.00

3.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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