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19 December 2018

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delad26203
delad26203
Oct 24 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Oct 24 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
Clario, the new owner of macupdate.com, has a questionable review policy when it comes to their own product. I tried to post a (negative) review based on https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-macos/macos-bigsur/march-2021/, but the system tells me that my post is being reviewed by macupdate staff. Shame on macupdate and clario! I'm convinced that my review will never be published. I don't even know if this one will make it through...
Richard-Sella
Richard-Sella
Oct 23 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Oct 23 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
MacUpdate does not work with Big Sur even though Big Sur has been out for over a 1 year - cancelling my membership after 10 years.
xcoxco
xcoxco
Oct 10 2021
6.4.1
4.0
Oct 10 2021
4.0
Version: 6.4.1
Sadly, I too have just switched to "Mac Updater," which works fine w latest macOS. MacUpdate Desktop has languished far too long. More importantly, the developer simply would not inform its loyal longtime (and paying) user base what's happening w the software: will an update appear or not for macOS Big Sur, and when? For me, MacUpdate Desktop was THE compelling reason to be a paid MacUpdate annual subscriber.
Samj
Samj
Oct 7 2021
6.4.1
1.0
Oct 7 2021
1.0
Version: 6.4.1
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Renewed anticipating this once great app would be fixed, but I can't even remember the last time it didn't crash on launch.
markbyrn
markbyrn
Sep 28 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Sep 28 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
It seems the developer has abandoned MacUpdate; MacOS Monterey is soon coming and MacUpdate still doesn't support Big Sur. Switched to MacUpdater.
Jfm
Jfm
Sep 26 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Sep 26 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
Although it did no longer work, I kept renewing twice in order to show my support for what used to be a good, useful tool, hoping that the long-awaited update would finally come. But still no sign of it. Sadly, I have now decided to cancel my subscription, that will come for renewal next week. Hard to believe how a developer can disappoint and lose a solid and faithful customer base. Like the authors of other comments below, I switched to MacUpdater several months ago. It does the job.
M3KSG
M3KSG
Sep 18 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Sep 18 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
So many posts on this thread with so many valid concerns and zero response (or close to none) from the developers of this app. At this point it's going on 10 months and counting since the release of macOS Big Sur and no updates on this topic. I cancelled my subscription for MacUpdate Desktop several months ago after receiving a notification that my renewal was coming up when this app has not worked on macOS Big Sur from the get go. I switched over to "Mac Updater" which has been working great and decided to purchase it as well. It is beyond ridiculous for a company to keep their subscription model up in this fashion and continue to request for renewal when the app does not support the latest version of macOS. Is there even plans on updating the application? If so, then when? Why can't the developers of this app provide some updates on what exactly is the delay here.
coling
coling
Sep 17 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Sep 17 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
I have now abandoned MacUpdate because the app no longer works, as per all of the comments below. I have now moved over to MacUpdater where their app DOES work on BigSur and M1 !!!!! https://www.corecode.io/macupdater/
bjs81
bjs81
Sep 17 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Sep 17 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
MacUpdate Desktop has not worked with Big Sir on my mac. I recall an email exchange I had with you guys when I first discovered that fact. My recollection is that my subscription was to be put on hold until you got it working with Big Sir. It is still not working and I got an email from "https://cc.payproglobal.com/Customer/Products" telling me my credit card info needs to be update so they can bill me $20 for another six month subscription. I DON'T THINK SO. Cancel my subscription and do not bother me again.
jjs1732
jjs1732
Sep 16 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Sep 16 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
Ditto to all the other comments on the clearly abandoned MacUpdate desktop app. What was once a great app and very good customer support has gone way off the rails.
Sanchai
Sanchai
Sep 13 2021
6.4.1
2.0
Sep 13 2021
2.0
Version: 6.4.1
Tell us that you are abandon Macupdate Desktop and MUMenu. Please be transparent to your customers
davenet
davenet
Sep 12 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Sep 12 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
You guys have had a year. Why is this program still not working with Big Sur?
lkrupp215
lkrupp215
Sep 8 2021
6.4.1
1.0
Sep 8 2021
1.0
Version: 6.4.1
My subscription expires in a few days (9/10/2021). I will not be renewing. This product is dead and has been completely abandoned by the new owners. It’s a wonder the website is still functioning. If it doesn’t work with Big Sur I don’t imagine it will work with Monterey either. R.I.P. to a once decent service.
Hummie-Mann
Hummie-Mann
Aug 30 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Aug 30 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
Stopped working after installing Big Sur OS. Is there an updated version? Tried uninstalling the version on my computer and reinstalling from your website. No luck. Please put my membership on hold until you have fixed this issue. I see I am not alone.
jwdavis
jwdavis
Aug 23 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Aug 23 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
Thank you for refunding my money. I sure hope you get it working soon. I really miss using it.
Rikyman
Rikyman
Aug 23 2021
6.4.1
2.0
Aug 23 2021
2.0
Version: 6.4.1
Can you please suspend my subscription since the Big Sur update until an updated working app comes out. Makes no sense to have a subscription running that does not have a working app or at least the expecting functionality that I was subscribing. At the moment I feel I have payed for a product that does not deliver what it sells.
jwdavis
jwdavis
Aug 22 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Aug 22 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
Hi There, I'm upset that you're charging me for MacUpdate Desktop while it won't work with my BigSur version of the Mac OS. Please stop charging me for it till you've got it fixed. And how long will this take? It's been months since it's quit working. Please explain why it's taking so long. Since everyone is working from home, seems like it should have been done a long time ago. Please fix it, and please quit charging me for it till then and please refund my last $20 while we're at it, since it won't work. Than you.
rrstockertx
rrstockertx
Aug 21 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Aug 21 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
Looks like everyone is on the same page. I hope you paused our subscriptions during the BigSur merge as MacUpdate Desktop does not work and i have been using it for many many years. Come on ladies/gentlemen get this thing done. Even if you started from scratch, it should not take so long. QUESTION: What I do not see posted from MacUpdate.com is - do you even plan on doing a new version? Please let us all know.
wlaltonfrontier-com6876
wlaltonfrontier-com6876
Aug 17 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Aug 17 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
i was a big fan for years and now am greatly disappointed. For the last year all I have seen is that MacUpdate is not ready for BigSur. What is going on? You obviously need programers that know what they are doing! I had an active subscription, with several months remaining, and then BigSur came out and you dropped the ball. I would like to know when you are going to fix the problem and if I get credit for the months and months that my MacUpdate has not worked?
hans-muessig
hans-muessig
Aug 17 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Aug 17 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
After a year of waiting, and paying $40 to continue my subscription I've cancelled it. Really liked the functionality but the TOTAL lack of support, updates, comments from company, etc. became beyond the pail.
dayersman
dayersman
Aug 15 2021
6.4.1
5.0
Aug 15 2021
5.0
Version: 6.4.1
If you could please provide a timeline or an estimate for when you might have MacUpdate support for M1 computers that would be great. I really like keeping all my applications updated but without MacUpdate it is a manual process. And without knowing WHEN to expect MacUpdate to support M1 Macs, I'm checking all the time. Please?
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Aug 11 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Aug 11 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
Will this EVER be updated for Big Sur and Monterey?
JillS
JillS
Aug 4 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Aug 4 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
Don't bother! It hasn't been updated in years and it still doesn't work with Big Sur! The developers appear to have abandoned support for this app. Don't waste your money on it. There is a better alternative out there, "MacUpdater".
69Z28
69Z28
Aug 4 2021
6.4.1
4.0
Aug 4 2021
4.0
Version: 6.4.1
How about adding something next to the "Buy Now" stating that the app does NOT support Big Sur. I renewed my subscription earlier this year but I was not informed that you do not supported Big Sur.
Wgibson648
Wgibson648
Jul 31 2021
6.4.1
1.0
Jul 31 2021
1.0
Version: 6.4.1
I was interviewed by the Clario Team to provide information about MacUpdate Desktop, MU Menu, and the website in September 2019. At that time, they made no mention of any potential problems with upgrade compatibility issues with future Mac OS X upgrades. But, buy, they should have. They had no problem getting me to renew my subscription in November 2020 because I still had my old MacBook Pro (mid-2012, Retina display) running Catalina. But at the beginning of July, I purchased my new MacBook Pro (late-2020, M1) … and neither MacUpdate Desktop nor MU Menu work with Big Sur. Any comment from Clario team … no. Any updated version of the application … no. Any refund, proposed or made … no. Any way that I might think of renewing any business with Clario … no.
Bertyee
Bertyee
Jul 30 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Jul 30 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
I have been waiting patiently for an update that works for months. Looks like you will never fix the problem so give everyone theirm money back. Buyers beware - save your money because MacUpdate no longer works
Jromer
Jromer
Jul 28 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Jul 28 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
Your company has gone from trusted to a farce, and perhaps a scam. Big Sur is now on release 11.5.1 and you have not been able to provide a working application since its release. You happily want to collect our membership fees and rely on them to do something, maybe buy your Lambo and laugh at all of us, but not provide an application to support tracking of applications on a Mac running Big Sur. Is the name MacUpdate? I can launch all my apps and then check for updates, so getting an email saying I have updated applications is not so useful. Yet all this time any communication to your clients other than "Note: MacUpdate Desktop is not ready for macOS Big Sur yet. We apologize for all inconveniences. Our team is working on this. Will keep You in touch" You have not delivered on even that promise of staying in touch and could perhaps touch up the grammar a bit on the update you do provide.
lkrupp215
lkrupp215
Jul 23 2021
6.4.1
1.0
Jul 23 2021
1.0
Version: 6.4.1
Not ready for Big Sur yet? What does this tell us? It probably means the new owners have turned development of the app over to incompetent coders who know absolutely nothing about macOS. it also means the updated app, whenever it is released, will likely be a kludged Windows port because that’s all the developers are capable of.
KevinBourque8296
KevinBourque8296
Jul 20 2021
6.4.1
1.0
Jul 20 2021
1.0
Version: 6.4.1
Does anybody have an alternative to this suck-ware? I'm done with this thing. I don't wanna keep paying these people money when the software literally doesn't work.
DerrickSmith1245
DerrickSmith1245
Jul 20 2021
6.4.1
1.0
Jul 20 2021
1.0
Version: 6.4.1
Crashes on startup on my macbook
Springbok
Springbok
Jul 19 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Jul 19 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
It's nice to see that the website got a refresh. Now, how about getting back to work on the actual application — "MacUpdate"?
Wgibson648
Wgibson648
Jul 10 2021
6.4.1
1.0
Jul 10 2021
1.0
Version: 6.4.1
When will you be ready for Macupdate Desktop and MU Menu for Big Sur??
Contempt
Contempt
Jul 10 2021
6.4.1
1.0
Jul 10 2021
1.0
Version: 6.4.1
Zero support. Used to be great. But the app hasn't been updated in 3 years so what's the point of paying for premium.
Johnmn
Johnmn
Jul 6 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Jul 6 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
This was once a great goto application and web site for keeping MacOS software up to date. Not any more since the release for Big Sur. Product stability and updates were slipping long before Big Sur was released but that was the point all functionality of the Application stopped. Now the website is not being properly maintained. Access to individual settings and profile are now throwing CloudFront process errors. This means it is not even possible cancel an autorenewal membership.
Murryfax
Murryfax
Jun 29 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Jun 29 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
I have been paying a long time for MacUpdate, although it ceased functioning with BigSur. Now Monteray is soon coming, and now update is in sight. A lot of people have the same problem as I have, as can be seen below, but nobody is answering them. I think this is the moment to stop paying for something which does not function.
morten_hansen
morten_hansen
Jun 28 2021
6.4.1
1.0
Jun 28 2021
1.0
Version: 6.4.1
... and that was it - I've been a happy user since 2015 - but now I'm out. I have canceled my subscription !!!
morten_hansen
morten_hansen
Jun 28 2021
6.4.1
1.0
Jun 28 2021
1.0
Version: 6.4.1
WTF happens ??? Still no support for Big Sur - we have been waiting for months.
Slarkin
Slarkin
Jun 25 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Jun 25 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
HOW can I CANCEL my MacUpdate membership ❓I cannot find a web page where I can stop automatic renewal. My MacUpdate expires 6.27.21, but don’t remember whether I am on automatic renewal or not. It would be great if MacUpdate replied to this post.
DaPlumber
DaPlumber
Jun 21 2021
6.4.1
1.0
Jun 21 2021
1.0
Version: 6.4.1
This app used to be worth the $40/yr, but no Big Sur version I’m over a year? I’m unsubscribing and if my card is auto billed again it will be disputed as fraud. Very disappointing.
Sillydg
Sillydg
Jun 14 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Jun 14 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
Don't think the company plans on updating MacUpdate Desktop. I asked for a refund, and they sent it to me.
Dlimoges
Dlimoges
Jun 13 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Jun 13 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
It's to bad that there is not update release for Big Sur. I've been with MacUpdate for many, many years now. But from now one, I will try to see if there is another web site that is up to date and doing update from Big Sur and Monterey. That will be also a goodbye for me on this platform.
Sanchai
Sanchai
Jun 10 2021
6.4.1
2.0
Jun 10 2021
2.0
Version: 6.4.1
I will uninstall both MUMenu and Macupdate Desktop from myM1 Mac. It make no sense waiting. And I havwpe switched to Macupdate, which work fine, and less expensive. Goodbye Macupdate for being together for more than 10 years.
herbs2
herbs2
Jun 10 2021
6.4.1
1.0
Jun 10 2021
1.0
Version: 6.4.1
So... is this really dead? it has been 8 months and still no update for Big Sur. And Monterey has been announced at WWDC.
Sanchai
Sanchai
Jun 9 2021
6.4.1
2.0
Jun 9 2021
2.0
Version: 6.4.1
Now that MacOS Monterey beta is released. Will Macupdate Desktop and MUMenu will only be available end of next year for Zmonterey as it happen with Big Sur. LOL
paul-wilson
paul-wilson
Jun 9 2021
6.4.1
5.0
Jun 9 2021
5.0
Version: 6.4.1
this app is good however I have been waiting for over a year for the company to update the software for MacOS BigSur. The lack of attention to this is unacceptable. I would think a development team could update the client for BigSur in a year. Their attention to detail is not there. Apple tells developers ahead of time when they will be updating their product.
Sanchai
Sanchai
Jun 5 2021
6.4.1
2.0
Jun 5 2021
2.0
Version: 6.4.1
Macupdate Desktop has been removed from home page of Macupdate. Are you signaling all of us that the new version will never be developed? Please make it transparent to all your loyal customers.
DreClark
DreClark
Jun 3 2021
6.4.1
0.0
Jun 3 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
I was a longtime member and have not renewed. BigSur has been out (with beta) for a year and there's still no support. This is not good service. It is a shame to see a product like this go down the drain so fast.
dave7702
dave7702
Jun 2 2021
6.4.1
1.0
Jun 2 2021
1.0
Version: 6.4.1
it SUCKS AS I PAID RENEW AND CANNOT LOG IN CANNOT UPDATE WTF?
Sanchai
Sanchai
May 28 2021
6.4.1
2.0
May 28 2021
2.0
Version: 6.4.1
When when when when Macupdate Desktop and MUMenu that is BiggSur and M1 compatible be released. Will it be next year? Please give us definite schedule.
Zoidbert
Zoidbert
May 27 2021
6.4.1
0.0
May 27 2021
0.0
Version: 6.4.1
I had gotten accustomed to firing up the Desktop app a couple of times a week and letting it do its thing, so coming to the site is a bit of an anachronism for me. I very recently renewed, being a subscriber for longer than I can remember and a user of MacUpdate.com since the essential dawn of the internet, not knowing there was an issue with Big Sur. I'm hoping they'll automatically extend any subscription renewals.