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MacUpdate Desktop Reviews6.4.1

19 December 2018

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Eveningclouds
05 December 2019
Version: 6.4.1

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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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zawarhaider351
03 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I have learned all your articles. These were very efficient, better, and informative for me. Thank you so much for sharing the articles
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Larry-R
03 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Does not work well with High Sierra. It does not support the scanning of the applications in the computer and to compare the scan with the MacUpdate database easily. Required that I remove the application and to restart the computer. Not happy.
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outer
29 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Rather, what do I not think about MacUpdate Desktop? The incessant number of times that it reports I have pending updates after having made those updates? The number of bread & butter updates it no longer reports? The cavalier & rent seeking profit behaviour of its current proselyter? The list could go on & on & on & on ... __outer
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Postman253
27 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Trial version which never expires, expired and wouldn't let me download any of my purchases. Bought an update that didn't update, so I still can't download anything.
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Maxxfoxx
27 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I prefer Latest 0.6.3
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pimotais75
25 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
d'un usage tres souple
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assuntaimperato44
24 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
ce lo avevo anche io e mi sono tovata benisimo
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Drmarv
23 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Ridiculous price and not worth it.
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johnewygmans
22 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Sorry! My desktop was slow but MacUpdate brought me to a stop. Did not work out for me.
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Samj
19 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I missed one payment years ago after a death in the family and they doubled the price. The only reason I'm still here for the minute is because there are few alternatives.
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bobjacobson.earth
19 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Can't even renew, its system triggers my bank's online security. Apparently, it has to do with Cyprus. Cyprus?!! I'm going to wait out new updates.
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Frankp
18 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Deleted it after trying it. I prefer to do my own downloads.
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jearly22
17 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
too invasive and annoying. company constantly sends email ads.
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cocorote
15 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
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support-113
15 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Just Great Been Using Now For a few years Love it
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Manyhelicopters
14 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
OK so far
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Zoned
13 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
And a broken renewal, says I'm not registered after paying.
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aigner08
11 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
App has been trash ever since MacUpdate sold out to another company and stopped updating the app - last update was almost 2 years ago! Looks like they are tracking me using the same spyware as Mac Keeper. Oh well - MacUpdate used to be the last reputable source for Mac apps..... And the new website sucks.
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suds
10 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Very buggy. Have to delete the plist file quite often. Takes a LOT of CPU; typically 75-95%. Looking at purchases now I see the same app like 15 times. And that's for all of them. Doubt I'll renew. $40 a year for such a pile of poo just isn't worth it. It used to be fairly good.
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ej@MU
08 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
For a long time there have been repeated problems with the server connection, especially when using VPN.
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Stephenamay
06 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
It no longer works to see apps that need updating. Instead, I get emails that are never timely, require scanning of each app, and separate downloads. What's the point of your service anymore?
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bach-amigo
01 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I paid for my update and was emailed the receipt on 5/28/20. This email had a link to "Install Update Desktop Now". Noticing the fine print below that said "Will be updated in your account in 24 hours", I waited. When I tried the link several times on 5/29 & 5/30, it took me to "Page Not Found." So there was the option on the original email receipt to "Download with your Browser", which I tried several times. It took me to a page that asked me to upgrade by signing up ... or to sign in. Having renewed with my payment, I signed in ... but every time the password didn't match ... so each time I updated my password. It still doesn't work. HELP!
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01 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
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Jdcamargo-gmail-com
30 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Keeps my software up to date
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29 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
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29 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
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jobss4u
29 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
This post has opened up so much information to me.
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Chilston
27 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Very easy to use.
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cirrus-cirrus
24 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Also getting the endless update refresh - really annoying Recent renewal not credited to my account so I'm still shown as having a trial membership - will remove from auto renewal
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Rmorden
23 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I expected more.
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alan-107
19 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Very poor app. Just resubscribed without any warning. Programs are expensive than other places. Very poor quality application. Do not recommend at all.
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ekimsnibor
19 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Updates are inconsistent. Sometimes it uses the app, sometimes sends email. Too many different confusing states shown in the app (open,install,update,show file,etc) not always clear what to do. Still -- better than having no update system for my apps.
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Jturnerspfld
19 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I have liked MacUpdate in the past but I am STILL waiting for a temporary password that will allow me to activate it. I have sent at least 2 emails but received no replies.
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Xpuserpjc
11 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Using it for years now and used to its quirks. Email notifications urge me to open the app and check updates. I do this once per week and it goes well enough. I CTL-click to ignore those that I don’t want to update. I may see an item and go to the developer site to get that update instead of using MUD. Basically I treat the app as news for application updates. As for quirks... if I update several items using the app, if I check again I see the progress bar fill and repeat. I quit and wait for the complaint alert and then try later after quitting the menu bar helper. I also find that it is good to press CMD-OPT while selecting check for updates from the menu as a regular check misses items now and then.
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Russ2
09 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Works fine!
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akbob1
09 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Seems to work fine for me 97% of the time. I am a satisfied customer.
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Jturnerspfld
08 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
MacUpdate Desktop was working fine until I transferred to a new computer. Yaroslav Yanitskyy told me I had apparently not been billed for a few years. He gave me detailed instructions and set a temporary password. Several months passed before I worked up the courage to use his instructions since I usually misunderstand something and make thing worse. I was able to follow his instructions until they said to sign in, which didn't work. I assume his temporary password expired. I emailed him a few days but have not heard back, thus I have been unable to complete his instructions and still do not have a working program.
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Lightman28
07 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Seriously?! Does not perform as advertised. I say not access the downloads folder, and it still does! Very disappointed!
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Eddiemp
06 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Does the job rather fine, helps to keep most of my installed software up-to-date. Some software seems to need a little help and you should test everything direct after updating !
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childcare1995
05 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I am trying to watch a movie on amazon prime but need to unlock this plug-in on Safari. How ???
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markrf
05 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
One star is appropriate for its current behaviour. I was a member since this site was a startup, but everything that made it a worthwhile investment has sadly disappeared.
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bebe20176
03 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I had difficulties trying to update my subscription but through correspondence with the developer we have now straightened out the issue and I have been able to update my Mac.
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Todd-Flippin-X
03 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Paid for another six months and still have not heard a word on my complaints. doing everything manually works better than MacUpdate's app. They have six months to fix this or this is the end.
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Gio-Willis
02 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Very unprecise , that is why I quit my subscription. You get more reliable updates with CleanmyMac X which also offer a good Maintenance and monitoring of your Mac
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Ed-Walsh
01 May 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I would not want to be without it.
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remar
26 April 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Three things that bother me. - The app often gets stuck in a queue and then reports that there is no connection to the Internet although this is not the case. - The app is too expensive for the offered performance. - Renewing the subscription is too complicated.
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sandyoicles
25 April 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I was charged 2 times for the app. My bank can not fix it and I am having trouble contacting real people at MAC to fix the problem.
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pacollongeat
24 April 2020
Version: 6.4.1
pratique mais payante c'est un comble payer pour avoir le droit d'acheter :se sont les developpeurs qui devraient la financer et de loin!!!
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enmabejarano1978
22 April 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Esta muy bien porque así nos ayuda] a tener actual nuestras Macbook los que tenemos no las muy nueva versión y ademas nos ayuda a mantener de mejor rendir siento nuestras computadoras gracias.
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lb3541
22 April 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Moments ago I received an email message alerting there were two apps on my computer needing to be updated. I attempted to update both but could not get the MacUpdate Web Site to work with my newly renewed MacUpdate Desktop software. Only one of the apps identified in the message was also identified by running the MacUpdate software. Many times an app is identified as needing to be updated but is already up-to-date. I have also found MacUpdate Desktop does not always identify apps that need to be updated. There are other applications that provide information to update apps that do not require a subscription. MacUpdate Desktop cost is high at $20.00 for every six months. I am ashamed of myself for using MacUpdate Desktop for years when there is and has been an alternative update application that is far superior and much cheaper. Today, I decided to give a review and discovered another reviewer identified the "MacUpdater" app as an alternative. I immediately looked it up on the Web since it is not listed in the Mac App Store. Deciding to download MacUpdater, I ran an update check and found 32 applications needing to be updated on my iMac with five apps from the Apple Store needing to be updated but not identified by MacUpdate Desktop.
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