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  • Keep All Your Mac Apps Up-to-date - MacUpdate Desktop scans your Mac for outdated apps and immediately notifies you when a new version is available.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

Most helpful

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
ClairCrookston
13 February 2020
The MacUpdate Desktop works the first time I run it after a restart. Then it just runs in endless loops until it time out. work work again until I restart. I have uninstalled and reinstalled. I have been a MacUpdate user for 15 years and I am looking for another alternative.
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Version 6.4.1
umappleman
09 February 2020
In years passed I use VersionTracker for Software Updates for my Macbook Pro. Finally retired the Macbook and decided that MacUpdate was almost better than VersionTracker. I purchased the app because MacOS 10.15 is anything but EASY. Then I saw a email from MacUpdate that reminded me what I had done after VersionTracker. The big problem was the new iMac, and many of the apps could not be updated in the normal way. I have not seen the issues listed above by Eveningclouds. I think his issue was the price. While $20 every 6 months is just a tad much for updates that can be downloaded for free from the providers, but I am a Tech, and simplifying the download process is easier using the app. That being said, as long as the price doesn't go up, am likely to keep this app for the foreseeable future. Like I mentioned, VersionTracker simplified my life, and since acquiring this 10.15 iMac didn't simplify anything until I started getting the apps back that I needed. Now I need to update the catalog I now have of apps that work with 10.15. So far, so good. Only 4 stars due to doubling annual cost.
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Version 6.4.1
ErrolN3976
08 February 2020
Used MacUpdate for years and find it very useful in ensuring my Apps are up to date or referring me to the supplier to take recommended action associated with the App.
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Version 6.4.1
Ward
06 February 2020
Like others have reported, I encountered the problem with Check for Updates failing with "Connection error! The request timed out." I submitted a Support Ticket and received a response within 3 hours: It's a known problem that will be fixed in the next release. Until then, there's a workaround: (1) Disable the "Launch at startup" option in the app Preferences, (2) Restart your Mac, (3) Run the MacUpdate app when you want to Check for Updates.
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Version 6.4.1
Hogaku
30 January 2020
Cumbersome! Does not find too many of my apps. No update information for Digital Performer, Ableton Live, Finale, Photomatix Pro, on and on. Worthless at this point.
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Version 6.4.1
movementdoctor
29 January 2020
After having this app for many years I won't renew. It would be too expensive even if it worked - which it doesn't. I have a receipt but it endlessly just tries to get me to renew even after reboots. ZERO stars
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Version 6.4.1
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beverlytinlin
beverlytinlin
04 February 2020
If I could cancel the renewal I would. Can’t seem to do it
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Version 6.4.1
Mikoolook
29 January 2020
My last update ! MUD freezes (request expired syndrom) each time I press on the Search button. I need to kill the process and restart it. Moreover, the price doesn't reflect the usage. I guess it's twice the normal price. According the number of applications under App Store, this application becomes less and less useful.
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Version 6.4.1
steve6AQ
27 January 2020
Keeps getting stuck trying to check apps, then gives a connection error. Restarting does not help much as the behaviour comes right back. Sometimes it manages to check but mostly it fails.
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Version 6.4.1
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Ward
Ward
06 February 2020
See the workaround I just posted.
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Version 6.4.1
thanasikala
26 January 2020
Should be $20/year. Not buying an update app for $40/year. Way too expensive for what it does and the app isn't reliable anyway.
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Version 6.4.1
Bobbattye
24 January 2020
I have been unable to update the apps in over a year it gets stuck in a loop and then times out! I thought the3y would have it fixed by now.
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Version 6.4.1